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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

Records Available In:English, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Tribal and Regional Languages


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Any exploration of India's greatest museum is incomplete without a visit to the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal. The museum lies in a prehistoric landscape with evidence of prehistoric human settlement in its premises at Bhopal- the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Covering an area of about 200 acres of undulating terrain in the Shamla Hills, it is one of the largest and leading anthropological museums in India. Aesthetically curated open-air exhibitions and components with the most enduring indoor exhibitions, it promises to live up to the expectations of museum visitors. This museum depicts the story of mankind in time and space. It offers an opportunity to explore the most subtle but artistic sensibilities of the rich Indian culture and heritage through its appealing exhibitions. It has 8 open-air exhibitions and 12 indoor galleries. Impressive periodical and travelling exhibitions of the museum on various topics are highly receptive and friendly to the visitors. Moreover, museum activities of this museum are designed to make information educative and entertaining. A visitor-friendly environment with an improvised form of interactive displays offers a new taste to museum visits. Education programmes, workshops, seminars, symposia, group discussions. conferences, cultural programmes, regional and cultural festivals, lectures, artists camps, etc. are some regular activities of the museum. Museum Outreach Activities ranging from artists camps and cultural exchange programmes to the organisation of grand community-oriented cultural festivals are some of the community-friendly activities of the museum. The reference library of IGRMS has a rich collection of documents on anthropology, archaeology, museology, tribal study, pre-history, art, architecture, etc. It provides abundant research opportunities for students, researchers, designers, filmmakers etc. and it is an important source of documentation for the university community and museum professionals.


Address: Shamla Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh – 462 013
Established: March, 1977
Institution Head: Mr. Praveen Kumar Mishra, Director Librarian: Sudhir Shrivastava
Hours: March to August 11:00 to 18:30 and September to February 10:00 to 17:30. Opens on Every day except Mondays and National Holidays.
Phone: +91-0755-2661458