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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous museums and art galleries in Mathura?

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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A trip can mean a lot of different things, especially if you’re trying to pack everything into those few days you have in Mathura. If history is what fascinates you, Mathura has a couple of museums in store for you, ready to enchant you with ancient treasures and a wealth of knowledge. Explore these museums for some great insights into what makes Mathura unique and special:

  • Mathura Government Museum

    Originally founded by Sir F S Growse in the year 1874, the Government Museum (aka Archeological Museum) at Mathura is one of the best in the country. With an excellent collection of sculptures belonging to the Mathura School of Art, the museum also houses several ancient coins, paintings and transcripts of the period between 3rd Century BCE and 12th Century CE, all found from archeological excavations around the region. These artefacts offer some brilliant insights into the Gupta and Kushan kingdoms, most prominent in this region. Walk your way through a dazzling display of ornaments, terracotta sculptures and bronze objects and you’ll be surprised at the depth of the collection here.

    Entry: INR 25
    Timings: 10.30am to 4.30pm (Monday closed)
    Address: Near Dampier Park, Museum Road
    Uttar Pradesh
    Telephone: +91-565-2500847

  • Museum at Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex

    So you’ve often heard your grandparents tell you tales about the miraculous birth of Krishna, right? Experience those age-old tales here at the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Museum, that seeks to retell the story of the cruel ruler Kansa, who kept his own sister Devaki and her husband imprisoned in the light of a prophecy of his death. Krishna was Devaki’s eighth child, who slayed Kansa according to the prophecy. The museum also holds artefacts from the period around Krishna’s birth, adding a historic tint to the aura of mythology.

    Entry: INR 5
    Timings: 7am to 8pm
    Address: Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex

With the mysteries of a glorious path available for your understanding, this one’s going to be quite a well-rounded trip. Happy holidays!

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