Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka in South India. It is known to have a pleasant climate, energetic people and a culture. It is one of the largest cities in India and has earned itself several names such as Air Conditioned City, City of Gardens, Pub Capital of India, etc. The city had a wonderful blend of past and present which are portrayed through museums. Here is a list of the 10 Famous Museums in Bangalore, India.

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Here is a List of the top 10 best Museums in Bangalore. Let’s have a look at them.

1. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum:

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is located on Kasturba Road, Bangalore and is very close to the famous Cubbon Park. It is a science museum named after the renowned Indian engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, which houses artefacts of industrial, scientific and technological models. This is the best museum in Bangalore for adults to visit and also an excellent place for kids to learn the basics of science. This museum has lots of engine models, electronics, fun science experiments for kids, planetariums and 3D shows etc. Its main attractions are Dinosaur Enclave and Airplane Simulator.

2. Government Museum:

Government Museum in Bangalore was founded in Mysore by Surgeon Edward Balfour in 1865, which also makes it one of the oldest museums in India. The museum is divided into 18 galleries which have sections for geological and archaeological objects. It stores paintings, terracotta, old jewellery, and coins all from the times of the kingdoms and their reign. Two inscriptions of the Hal midi and Kannada had been excavated in 450 AD.

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3. HAL Aerospace Museum:

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Aerospace Museum is the oldest aerospace museum in India. It is a part of HAL Heritage Center and Aero Space Museum and is a help to all those who study Aeronautic Engineering, as the students need to know how air machines need to be dealt with. It exhibits aircraft, air engines, and helicopters, and also tells the history of Indian aviation.

4. Kempegowda Museum:

Kempegowda Museum is one of India’s recent museums. It had been established in honour of Yelahanka chieftain Kempegowda who had founded the city of Bangalore. The building has been coloured in the traditional colours of military quarters, red and white. The first floor has a gallery of photographs. There are wooden stairs which take the visitors to Kempegowda’s history. It also has paintings of forts, temples, and inscriptions of early Bangalore.

5. Folk Museum:

The Folk Museum in Karnataka is located in Kumara Park and covers a land of 15 acres. It offers folk music played in the background and shows video recordings of folk dances. Objects used in the old days in regular day-to-day lives have been exhibited, such as utensils, milk churners, manual grinding stones, etc. They also have puppets, weapons, costumes, artistic objects, etc.

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6. Gandhi Bhavan:

Gandhi Bhavan was established in 1965 at Kumara Krupa Road, under the supervision of President, Dr Rajendra Prasad. It has been made in honour of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and the main motive of the ‘Bhavan’ is to teach what Gandhiji wanted to teach the people. The museum comprises a picture gallery which displays the entire life of Gandhiji, from his early life to his death.

7. Madras Sappers Museum and Archives:

Madras Sappers Museum and Archives show the history of the Madras Engineer Group, which was called the ‘Sappers’. The museum exhibits objects which are related to the army, the history of the military, artefacts, armoury, clothes, medals, etc.

8. Legends Motorcycle Museum:

Legends Motorcycles Museum is a house to more than 20 vintage cars which are around 100 years old and are still in working condition. The walls of the gallery are full of photographs of vehicles. It has a few famous vehicles like Jawa Certeza, 1913 Triumph, 1928 BSA, 1948 Corgi, etc.

9. Philatelic Museum:

The Philatelic Museum in Bangalore displays rare stamps and articles. After a recent renovation an artists’ corner, an amphitheatre and a reference library have been made to bring the visitors closer to know about Indian Post, from past to present.

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10. NIMHANS Brain Museum:

NIMHANS Brain Museum is located in the National Institute of Mental Health Neurosciences and is managed by the neurophysiology department. Any visitor is bound to get dazed seeing the different kinds of brain specimens kept on shelves. There are different kinds of brains like the schizophrenic brain, damaged brain, the brain of a person after an accident, and also the brains of animals.

Next Time when you plan a trip to Bangalore, don’t miss out on these famous Museums! Please comment below.


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