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Nagpur Central Museum

Nagpur Central Museum is situated in Nagpur City which stands as a prominent housing for many artefacts belonging to various sectors. The museum includes sculptures, coins and many more ancient and incredible things. Nagpur Central Museum is being taken care of by the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Maharashtra.  


Nagpur District, Maharashtra, India. Nagpur District, Maharashtra, India. 


The Nagpur Central Museum was founded in 1862 by Sir Richard Temple, the Chief Commissioner of Nagpur. This place is quite popularly known as ‘Ajab Bangla’. It is even noteworthy that this is one of the oldest museums in India. It is even believed that Sir Richard Temple donated his personal collection to this museum and even convinced the royal families of the area to donate their personal collection of artefacts to the museum.  
In present days, this museum includes different types of galleries such as Natural History, Mammal, Avian and Reptile, Stone and Sculptures, Inscriptions, Tribal Art and Culture, Arms and Weapons, Painting, Art and Craft, Archaeological and Nagpur heritage Gallery etc. 
There are some articles that are placed in Nagpur Central Museum tracing back to the Chalcolithic period. 
It's quite amusing to see the dinosaur fossils found in Madhya Pradesh which are kept in this museum. There is the right foot of ‘Jainosaurus’ which has been kept in the Natural History Section of this museum. In addition, the skull of Elephant Namadicus is kept too. 
There are some unique paintings belonging to the Bombay School of Art preserved in this museum. The Nagpur Central Museum has a well-stocked library inside its premises which guides the tourists about the history of the region and the country too.


The Nagpur Central Museum is located in Nagpur city of Maharashtra. 


The region is mostly dry throughout the year, and Summers are extreme. The temperatures in summers are around  30-40 degrees Celsius.
Winters here came to be as low as 10 degrees Celsius.
The average annual rainfall in this region is around 1064.1 mm.

Things to do

●    Explore the various galleries in the museum which exhibit different themes. 
●    See the rare and significant arms and armours.
●    Get lost in the magnificent library of the museum.

Nearest tourist places

There are many tourist destinations near the museum 
●    Maharaj Bagh Zoo - 1.2 KM, around 5 minutes from the museum
●    Dikshabhoomi Temple - 3.8 KM, approximately 10 minutes from the museum 
●    Futala Lake - 4.2 KM,  around 10 minutes from the museum
●    Ambazari Lake - 5.3 KM, approximately 15 minutes from the museum
●    Zero Mile Stone - 0.3 KM, 2 minutes away.
●    Sitabuldi Fort - 1.2 KM, 5 minutes away.

Special food speciality and hotel

Authentic Maharashtrian food, as well as other Indian and International cuisines, are available. 

Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station

Good and affordable accommodation facilities are available for tourists nearby.

The nearest post office from the museum is the Nagpur Post office at a walking distance of only 5 minutes, 0.5 KM away.

The nearest police station from the museum is Beltarodi police station at a distance of 9.9 KM around 20 minutes from the museum.

The nearest hospital from the museum is the Mid-city hospital around 2.5 KM, 10 minutes away.

Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit

●    The museum can be visited at any time of the year. Photography is allowed but without flash, a           prior has to be made for this.
●     The entry fee is ₹5. 
●    The timing of the museum is from 10:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
●    This Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on public holidays.

Language spoken in area 

English, Hindi, Marathi.