Government, founded in 1874 by F S Growse (collector), is located at Dampier Park in Mathura
, Uttar Pradesh
. Formerly known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, it is now a leading center for research and study of art. The museum was shifted to the present building in 1930.
The collections, among many others, are stone sculptures, coins, inscribed bricks, pottery pieces, clay seals, bronze objects, paintings and terracotta articles. Prominent of them is the figure of King Vima Kadphises seated on a lion throne. A unique display is Kushana Sculptures.
Housed within an octagonal shaped building with an internal courtyard garden, the museum is open from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.