Patna Museum Overview

Constructed in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture, Patna museum has numerous galleries that contains masterpieces from the past. The most highlighted attractions of the place are the Holy Relic Casket, with the sacred ashes of Lord Buddha and the lovely statue, Yakshani.

The museum displays archeological artifacts such as coins, architectural pieces, drawings, tools, textiles, graces, bronze sculptures, and terracotta images by various Hindu and Buddhist artists. Another prized possession of the museum is a remarkable collection of British-period paintings depicting the everyday life of the Indians of the age, along with a beautiful collection linked to the first President of India.

Location: Budh Marg, Lodipur, Patna, Bihar 800001.

Historical Facts:
-The construction of this museum was a result of the separation of Bihar and Bengal.
-It aimed at preserving the historical artefacts found around Patna and its construction was started by the Britishers in 1917.
-The museum completed its construction in 1982 and now consists of various historical artefacts including coins, paintings, instruments, bronze images, terra cotta items, sculptures, art objects and  thangkas

Best time to visit:
October to April.

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