Directorate of Archaeology, Archives and Museums

Government of Madhya Pradesh

State Level Museums

The State Museum, Bhopal was inaugrated in new form in newly constructed building by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on 2nd November, 2005. Located on Shyamla Hills, the museum is one of the beautiful specimens of architecture. In fact, This museum was established in 1909 A.D. by then rule of Bhopal state as Edward museum and governed with the name of Ajayabghar in present central library’s building. After the formation of M.P. state, it was shifted to the building at Banganga road.

This museum contains outstanding art pieces & rare antiquities. Madhya Pradesh and having the display with eye-catching manner. There are, altogether 17 galleries in this beautiful building which are comprised of various subjects include thematic gallery, pre-history & fossils, excavated materials, metal images, inscriptions, sculptures, royal collections, textiles, freedom movement, postal stamps, autographs, manuscripts, paintings, coins, weapons, documents of medieval age and rare musical instruments.