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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular museums and art galleries in Bangalore?

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Bangalore displays a combination of culture and creative talent. You’ll witness some fine technology at the museums and at the at the galleries an impeccable exhibition of artistic skills. The list below will help you get the best of the two:


When in Bangalore learn everything you can about science and technology! Those of you with kids (8 years and above) this is the most innovative way of spending quality time together. This is an interactive museum that helps kids understand the basic principles of science. The
Taramandal show for stars, the dinosaur model and loads of other do-it-yourself experiments that make learning science so much fun! For easy reading, the comments are jotted down in English. Take your kids along and spend some good 3 to 4 hours of fun science here.


Timings: 10 am to 6 pm (except some national holidays)


Address: Kasturba Road

Cubbon Park

Gandhi Nagar

Banaglore

560051

Karnataka

India

Telephone: 91-080-22866200


  • The Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum


Fighter planes, jets, air crafts and still more aircrafts! Sky will be the limit for your little one’s excitement at
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) The Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum. What’s more? You’ll get to use the flight simulator as well (at INR 10). Pinch yourself, it’s true! This museum has everything you want to know about the aeronautical history of India and a glimpse of some of the most ferocious fighter planes of the India Air Force. The life size models are a sight that you must not miss and your kids will love you for this treat.


Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: INR 20 for adults and INR 10 for kids, camera charges: INR 25, video camera charges: INR 45


Address: Varthur Main Road

Airport Road

Bangalore

Karnataka

India


  • Government Museum


Secrets from the
Stone Age, glimpses of ancient civilization, rare coin collections and enchanting paintings and sculptures - Government Museum Bangalore has loads to offer to a curious mind. Know the life of early man through unique implements and tools, the Harappan antiques and so much more. It is one of the oldest in the country so you might want to spare some time from your vacation to discover something new from the pile of old.


Entry Fee: INR 10 (Kids and adults)

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm (except on Wednesdays)


Address: Kasturba Road

Cubbon Park

Gandhi Nagar

Bangalore

Karnataka

India


  • Venkatappa Art Gallery


Get impressed! You really don’t have another option when you see the classic paintings of
K Venkatappa, the court painter of the Wodeyars. The 600 paintings capture the essence of gorgeous sun rises in Ooty, the captivating beauty of the Nilgiris and the Church Hill and other breathtaking natural wonders. There are some paintings of Hanumaiah as well. On the first floor however you can compare these with the more contemporary paintings of M F Hussain. Then there are art pieces from different schools like the Mathura and Khajuraho as well.

You need only a single ticket for the Venkatappa Art Gallery and the Government Museum.


Entry: INR 10 (Kids and adults)

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Wednesdays)


Address: Kasturba Road

Cubbon Park

Gandhi Nagar

Bangalore

Karnataka

India


  • Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath


Set out on a creative journey and admire some of the most beautiful pieces of art you’ll ever see. The
Chitrakala Parishath is a platform for artists and craftsmen to showcase their unique talents, especially in the annual Handicraft Mela and the Chitra Santhe (market). You’ll get to pick some exquisite work for your homes as well. There are sarees, pottery and handicrafts are displayed as well. Regular exhibitions are held at the gallery here and the museum exhibits rare creations. You’ll get to see traditional Indian gold leaf work and Mysore paintings and there is room reserved for International talent as well.


Entry Fee: INR 10

Timings: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm (Except Sunday)


Address: Kumarakrupa Road

Bangalore

Karnataka

India


On an average, you’ll need at least 2-4 hours in a museum plus travel time. Hence plan your itinerary accordingly. Keep your camera charged and sometimes you may need an Identity proof at the entry points.  Carry your driving licence or voters identity card/passports with you at all times.

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