Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art Overview

Known to be one of the most important attractions in the city, the Museum of Himachal culture and folk art was set up in 1998. It features a range of artefacts native to the state and are sourced from different parts of the state since the 1990s. From research scholars to tourists, this museum continues to attract a lot of people.

The museum was founded by J R Sood who travelled across the state to study and gather rare antique figures. The best part of this museum is that you cannot find the kind of artefacts available elsewhere in the state. From traditional clothes, utensils, and musical instruments, this museum also creates awareness about the cultural ancient traditions of Himachal.

The museum is located close to the Hidimbi Devi temple in Manali and continues to attract visitors. All the artefacts continue to talk about the handicraft expertise of the people of Himachal. Experience the breathtaking mountains and serene valleys with our Himachal packages.


• Visit the Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art to know more about the different types of cultural and historical artefacts of the region. 
• Explore Mall Road and check out the different types of shops and cafes that adorn the road. 
• Visit the Hidimba Devi Temple and know more about the 16th century temple, its history and architecture. 
• Visit Van Vihar National Park and admire the different types of flora and fauna, like the pine trees and deodar trees.
• Visit the Rahalla falls and admire the stunning natural beauty of the falls, along with clicking pictures.

How To Reach

  • By Car: The Museum of Himachal culture & folk art location is 2.5 kms from the city centre, it will take 11 minutes via the Hidimba Devi Temple route.

Best Time To Visit

The Museum of Himachal culture & folk art is open throughout the year, so you can plan your visit at any time of the year. 

  • Summer season between March to May is the best time to plan your visit as the climate is pleasant and apt for exploring. 
  • Plan your visit on the weekday as the crowds are much lesser compared to weekends. 
  • The best time of the day to plan your visit will be the morning as the crowds are minimal at this time. 

Other Essential Information

Visitor Tips:

1. Tourists can take photographs, but make sure you do not disturb the premises of the museum while doing so. 

2. You will have to spend at least 2 to 3 hours at the museum, so plan your day accordingly. 

3. Manali can get cold at times, so do carry winter outfits accordingly. 

4. If you are planning to go hiking, always make sure to carry enough repellent creams and ointments. 

5. You might have to spend a lot of time walking, so make sure that you wear a comfortable pair of shoes. 

6. Always spend the time in the museum in silence as conversations can disturb the fellow visitors. 

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