Orissa State Museum
The history of the Orissa State Museum dates back to 1932 when two historians in Cuttack started a collection of archaeological treasures from various places which they housed within the premises of Ravenshaw College in Cuttack. The state capital was then shifted to Bhubaneswar in 1948 and the current building was built to house the growing collection in 1960.
The 55,000 or so exhibits here are divided into sections that include archaeology, mining and geology, natural history, art and craft, contemporary art and anthropology. The collection includes musical instruments, coins, bronze age tools, armoury, Orissan tribal artefacts, costumes, manuscripts, inscriptions and stone carvings and is well worth a visit. More photo's can be found in one of my travelogues.
Open: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays. Admission: Rs50 for foreigners.