This is a renowned university museum that has been an instrumental figure in disseminating the knowledge of the rich art and culture of India. It is located in Banaras Hindu University and is touted to be one of the most important tourist attractions in Varanasi. The museum exhibits a splendid collection of jewelry, artifacts, sculptures, paintings, and pottery items. This museum is interspersed into two floors, and it has a temporary exhibition center at the entrance.
The museum houses more than one lakh objects consisting of miniature paintings, prehistoric Harappan materials, coins, seal, terracotta, literary works, archival documents, arms, etc. Some of the rare collections in this museum are Ram-Siya coins from the reign of Akbar, a wine cup from Jahangir’s era, and a Ferman of Aurangzeb. It also consists of a seminar hall and a research library that has a separate entrance.
Distance from Varanasi: 8.4 km
Best Time to Visit: Evening