The Carey Museum and Library at
Serampore give a glimpse of early printing in Indian languages. The library collection was compiled in 1818 by Rev William Carey with his associates J Marshman and W Ward. The library preserves rare specimen of early printing in various Indian and Asian scripts from India and overseas. Another attraction are the manuscript copies of Hindu scriptures like the
Vedas and the
Upanishads, done on Carey's request. The personal belongings of Carey such as his table, chairs and pulpit are also preserved here. A special collection stores Indian and Asian language books of the early days of printing at Serampore. This facility is open all day on weekdays, free of charge.