Orissa State Museum
Orissa State Museum expressing the vivid history and cultural traditions of Orissa state
Location: Inside Bhubaneswar
The origin of Orissa State Museum was projected in the year 1932. Its foundation was laid when Professor N. C. Banerjee and Professor Ghanshyam Dash of Ravenshaw College, the two famous historians. At that time, the museum was started within the college premises only; however in 1938, the Government of Orissa formally declared it as the Orissa State Museum.
The view of the museum expresses the vivid history and cultural traditions of Orissa state. It has amazing collection of copper plates, coins, stone inscriptions, manuscripts written on the palm leaves, age-old bronze tools, traditional and folk musical instruments and sculptures of different shapes and sizes.
Besides spending time viewing the rare epigraphic records stored in Epigraphy gallery, handicraft, splendid small paintings, fabulous collection of patta paintings, brassware, stone sculptures, delicate decoration made from gold are delightful experience. The tribal museum is place to display the tribal culture of the state.