The Ajab Bangla is a Central Museum located in Nagpur. The museum of Nagpur takes prides in displaying a very rare and a unique collection of coins, antiquities, sculptures ancient inscriptions and many pre-historic artifacts. Most of these belong to the era of the Indus Valley civilization. TheCentral Museum has been renovated several times which also included the provision for a cafeteria and gardens. This museum was originally set up by the Britishers in the year 1863, when the Orange city, Nagpur was a part of the Central Provinces. Most of the artifacts are still lying locked with the reserve collections as there is a dearth of display facilities and galleries. The museum is facing a shortage of staff and all efforts are being made to cope up with the rapidly changing social as well as cultural environment. The museum is currently being managed by the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums. Recently experts have been specially called from Mumbai for restoring and conserving the well known artifacts which even include the statue of Queen Victoria. The Ajab Bangla museum has a lovely variety of flora and fauna of Central India which largely comprises of a large collection of stuffed birds as well as animals.
The museum is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Sunday and is close on Mondays and public holidays.