Indian Museum, the largest museum in India, was established in 1814 in the Asiatic Society Building
. Later in 1878, it was transferred to the present building on Jawaharlal Nehru Road. The museum is built in Italian architectural style and spreads over an area of 10,000 sq ft.
The museum has six sections: art, archeology, anthropology, geology, zoology and industry (economic botany). There are now sixty galleries relating to Humanities and Natural Sciences, presenting rare prototypes of Indian and trans-Indian origin.
The Museum is open from 10:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs daily, except on Mondays and recognized holidays.