Major Museums of India: 

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A museum is an institution opened to the public for the collection, research, dissemination or display of the heritage of man and the environment for the service and development of society and for the purpose of education, study and entertainment.

Indian Museum: Indian Museum is the best museum in India. It houses a rare collection of antiquities, war materials, jewelry, skeletons, mummies, fossils, and Mughal paintings, etc. The Indian Museum was established in 1814 by the Danish botanist Dr. Nathaniel Wallick. It is the oldest museum in Asia and the largest in India. There is also a 4000 year old Purashav in this museum.

The object of this museum is to acquire, preserve and study all antiquities of national importance, as well as to disseminate knowledge and entertain through them. Highlights of its collections include oriental culture, history, and natural science, as well as some specimens from other countries.

Museum Name Location
Indira Gandhi National Human Museum Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Calico Textiles Museum Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum) Mumbai, Maharashtra
Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial and Museum New Delhi
Dandi Cottage Museum Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Napier Museum Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Naval Aviation Museum Vascoda Gama, Goa
Navy Museum (also known as Swarna Jyoti Museum) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Submarine Museum (INS Kurusura) Museum Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Partition Museum Amritsar, Punjab
Birla Industrial & Technological Museum Kolkata, West Bengal
Bombay Natural History Museum Mumbai, Maharashtra
Indian Museum (Largest in India) Kolkata, West Bengal
National Philatelic Museum New Delhi
Sansar Chand Museum Kangda, Himachal Pradesh
National Museum New Delhi
National Museum of Handicrafts and Handlooms New Delhi
National Rail Museum New Delhi
Air Force Museum New Delhi
Victoria Jubilee Museum Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum Bengaluru, Karnataka
Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad
International Doll Museum New Delhi
Prince of Wales Museum Mumbai, Maharashtra
Egmore Museum Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Allahabad Museum  Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Swaraj Bhavan Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Sarnath Museum Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh
State Museum Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Albert Hall Museum Jaipur, Rajasthan
Mumbai Sexual Museum Mumbai, Maharashtra
Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Museum Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Siddagiri Village Life Museum Kolhapur, Maharashtra
National Museum of Modern Art Mumbai, Maharashtra
Archaeological Museum Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
State Museum Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Regional Natural Science Museum Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Sanchi Archaeological Museum Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Tribal Museum Patalkot, Madhya Pradesh
National Telecom Museum Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Sudha Car Museum Hyderabad, Telangana
Nizam Museum Hyderabad, Telangana
Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad, Telangana
Government Museum Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Royal Museum Tanjore, Tamil Nadu

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The head office of the Allahabad Museum is located in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India. This museum is located at Museum Road, Chandrashekhar Azad Park, Allahabad, Prayagraj. The head office of the museum is centrally located in the city of Allahabad and ensures convenient access from major tourist spots and historical sites.

The head office of the National Museum of India is located in New Delhi, the national capital of India. It is the most prominent museum of New Delhi and has a collection of various eras, cultures and visible items of art, natural and cultural heritage.

The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located in the Dar-ul-Shifa on the south bank of the Moosa River in the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Telangana. It is one of the National Museums of India.

The Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art is the first museum in any Indian university. The Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art is located within the Shatabdi Bhavan of the University of Calcutta in the city of Kolkata in West Bengal. Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art was established in 1937. The Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art derives its name after the renowned educationist and educational-entrepreneur, Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee. Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was the person who initiated the making of Indology including Indian art and archeology as a discipline taught in the university.

Napier Museum is one of the many tourist places in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. This museum was built in 1855. The museum was named after Lord Charles Napier, the governor of Madras.

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