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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Government Museum Mathura, Uttar Pradesh - 29

Dear visitors, this Government Museum Mathura is located near the Dampier Park. You can visit here anytime round the year from 09.30 am to 06.00 pm. You can find here sculptures and bronzes. Just hire a cab or auto from the hotel and reach at this fantastic place.

The museum is a treasure trove of sculptures, coins, terracotta, inscribed bricks, pottery pieces, clay seals and bronze objects.

The Government Museum of Mathura that domiciliates an fantabulous collection of sculptures belonging to the ancient Mathura school of art is one of the chairing museums of not only Uttar Pradesh but also India. Sir F.S. Growse originally established this museum in the year 1874. Government Museum of Mathura that is also called "Mathura Museum" is believed one of the leading centers for research, study and the conservation of the heritage left by the Mathura School of Sculpture.

The museum is currently housed near the historic Dampier Park in Mathura. The building of the museum itself is worth visiting. This aesthetically beautiful and pleasant building is octangular in shape and is made out of the red-sandstone. The museum show off of the largest, vivid and the most excellent collection of Kushana sculptures in the country. The Museum also has very proud collections of stone sculpture and terracotta. Most of them belong to the Kushana period and after. Apart from that, the museum also has a glorious collection of gold, silver and copper coins, clay seals, ancient pottery, paintings and bronzes among others. So, do not miss to see this marvelous location.

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03. Art Gallery Jammu :Dogra Art Gallery - 3
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05. Himachal Pradesh : Bhuri Singh Museum, Shimla - 5
06. Shimla State Museum - 6
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08. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Summerhil, Shimla - 8
09. Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, Naggar - 9
10. Punjab and Haryana : Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Amritsar - 10
11. Government Museum and Art Callery, Chandigarh - 11
12. The Chandigarh Architecture Museum - 12
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18. The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi - 18
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