Museums allow us to get connected to the History of our culture, heritage, humanity, art, and many more things which gives us a chance to live in that era when this was all present. Museums are one of the greatest ways to live in history by being in present and gaining as much as you can from extraordinary and never-ending knowledge from it.
Trips to museums teach us general important skills, empathy, and critical thinking, and give us a chance to get amazed by the aura of it. Also, Museums play an important role in the education and research sector for History enthusiasts, where kids and students get excited about their projects as they always have the opportunity to visit the museums and have some glimpse of great knowledge about the projects they are working on.
There are many more museums in Bangalore to explore as per one’s interests and excitement to learn. But we have found a list of 5 Best Museums In Bangalore where you can mark your presence with friends, family, kids, colleagues, teachers, and classmates.
1) HAL HERITAGE CENTRE AND AEROSPACE MUSEUM
Established in 2001
It Preserves Aviation Industry Heritage
First aerospace museum in India
Get an experience of the fighter jets and commercial aircraft
Exciting History of Indian aerospace and Aviation
Spread over 4 acres of massive land
Beautiful rose and herbal garden
There are two major halls in this museum, One is the “Hall of fame”, and the another features the development of Aviation in India from 1940 till date.
Location: Police Station, Near HAL, HAL Old Airport Rd, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037
Timings: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Entry fees: INR 50/- for adults, INR 30/- for students.
2) VISVESVARAYA INDUSTRIAL & TECHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Established in 1962
Constructed in memory of Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya.
Inaugurated by India’s first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.
The museum embraces a treasure of Science and Technology-related artifacts and devices.
Great for Science students and scholars
Five dedicated Galleries to science and technology where kids can do fun learning.
Spread over an area of 4000 sq.m
Experience great shows like Taramandal, science on a Sphere, Science Show, and 3D Film Show
Location: Near Chinna Swamy Stadium, Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Timings: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Entry fees: INR 85/- per adult.
3) GOVERNMENT MUSEUM
Established in 1865
It is one of the oldest museums in India.
It exhibits, archeology, weaponry, and carvings since 1877 in a historic red building.
Witness the oldest known Kannada language inscription from 450 CE, entitled the Halmidi inscription.
Total of 18 galleries depicting various geological and archaeological artifacts
600 extraordinary historical paintings for art lovers
Location: Kasturba Rd, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm, Monday closed.
Entry fees: INR 30/- for adults, INR/- 20 for children Approx.
4) NIMHANS BRAIN MUSEUM
A goldmine for science and biology enthusiasts.
This museum displays 600 brain specimens
During the year 2013-2014, brains were collected from cases of brain mass lesions, schizophrenia, stroke, HIV, and TBM.Chance to learn the working of the brain and internal functioning
Displaying various brain infections, brain tumors, head injuries, and lungs of a smoker, this museum is not for people with a weak heart people.
A chance to touch and feel various parts of the human body.
Location: Wilson Garden, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029
Timings: Only On Wednesday, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and Saturday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm tp 4;30 pm.
Entry Fees: Free entry.
5) JAWARHARLAL NEHRU PLANETARIUM
Established in 1989
There are five of these planetariums in India, named after India’s first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
Gain knowledge of scientific aspects of Earth and Space in a fun and exciting way.
Educate yourself by attending different shows where you will get a chance to learn, how stars are formed and planets evolved.
The Sky Theatre is a must-visit
Most suitable day out for kids and students with parents and teachers.
Location: Sankey Rd, High Grounds, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Timings: 10 am to 5:30 pm, all Monday and second Tuesday closed.
Entry fees: INR 75/- per adult, INR 50/- per Child.
Note: The Timings and Entry Fees are subject to change.
Conclusion: Museums are responsible to preserve and promote one of the few unique public assets. Preserving our inheritance through museums is a fundamental aspect of preserving a healthy and prosperous society. Encourage your children to visit such great museums once in a while and let them experience this fun part of learning.