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Best History Museums in Bengaluru

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The Government Museum is an initiative of the Karnataka State Government to preserve the archaeological excavations retrieved from the southern regions of India. The display here consists of interesting pottery pieces, curios, metal coins, musical instruments, and also stone idols of Gods and Goddesses. The premises are well-maintained and the gardens pruned to an impossible perfection. The red building with its majestic columns form a vital aspect to its structure and is an architectural feat from the late 19th Century. On giving prior notice, entry for school students is free. The Government Museum is situated on the Kasturba Road near Cubbon Park. Call ahead before visiting, as the museum is closed on government holidays, Mondays and second Saturdays.

Gandhi Bhavan of Bangalore is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. The Bhavan was set up with the intention of promoting the life and teachings of Gandhiji. Situated on the Kumara Krupa Road, Gandhi Bhawan was started as Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi (GSN), under the chairmanship of Dr Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India. The main attraction of the Gandhi Bhawan is a comprehensive picture gallery, displaying the entire life of Mahatma Gandhi. It was created in order to carry forward the legacy of his life, values, and teachings. There is a collection of photographs illustrated throughout the gallery, recorded during various stages of his life. People who follow Gandhian values often meet here for discussions.

Named after Kempegowda, the founder of Bengaluru, the Kempegowda Museum explores the local history and culture of the city. Established in 2011, the museum has a great collection of paintings, old maps, statues and photographs documenting the history, attractions, architecture and development of the city. Still under expansion. the government museum was setup to honor the founder who set up four towers, that marked the boundaries of this quaint town.

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