Peeping into the past has always fascinated people and what is a better place to do so than a museum. Artifacts placed on display allow you to recreate what could have been and increases your understanding of how the world around us evolved. The Lucknow State Museum does just that, allowing you a glimpse of the past and the way life was in the time gone by.
The museum houses a large collection and on display are artifacts as varied as statues, sculptures, paintings, etchings, woodwork, coins and pottery, just to name a few. Standing in front of a 16th century painting depicting a scene from the Kalpasutra or a 17th century wine jar inscribed with the name of Aurangzeb Alamgir, the museum is a treasure trove for both the layman and the historian alike. You can also get a look at a copy of the Harivansha written in Persian and illustrated with nine breathtaking paintings.
Balarama in all his glory sculpted out of stone, a statue of the Goddess Saraswati and a five faced (Panchmukhi) Shivalinga, all from the 2nd century B.C also find a pride of place in this museum. One of the most seen displays dates back to 1000 B.C and is from the Land of the Pyramids – an Egyptian mummy and wooden sarcophagus preserved for eternity. Educational and interesting, the Museum is a must see when you are in Lucknow.
|Indian fees||Rs 5/-|
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs 100/-|
|Entry Fee For Child||Rs 3/-|
|Timings||All days of the week except Monday 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|