English Website Inauguration

” sri Pravin Srivastava, IAS, D.G. ASI, launching the web site of Archaeological Museum, Vaishali on 5th Feb. 2013″.

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Vaishali museum was established by Archaeological Survey of India in 1971 to preserve and display the antiquities found during exploration and excavation of sites associated with ancient Vaishali which was one of the oldest and largest cities of India in early historical period. Lord Mahavir is believed to be born here. However Vaishali is best known for its association with Buddha and Buddhism.

The mucleus of this museum was a small collection of antiquities by a local villager in pre Independence days. This collection was subsequently taken over by a local museum controlled by VishaliSangh. With the establishment of present museum by the Archaeological Survey of India, all the antiquities were donated to it by the VaishaliSangh. In addition the antiquities found through explorations and excavation of adjoining sites by different agencies over a long span of time are also housed in this museum. The construction of building was completed in 1967 but it was opened for the public in 1971.

The museum faces to the east. It consist of four galleries around a central courtyard. The museum possesses about two thousand antiquities of which about 650 are on display. The antiquities belong to different periodsstetaching from 600 B.C. to 1200 A.D. and throw significant light on Maurya, Sunga, Kushan, Gupta and early medival cultures.

Opening Time : 09:00AM – 05:00PM ( Friday Closed)

Entry Fee : 10Rs./Head (Free Entry for Children Below 15 years)

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