Government Museum Mathura, Mathura

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Government Museum, Mathura, commonly referred as Mathura museum, is an archaeological museum in Mathura city of Uttar Pradesh state in India. The museum was founded by then collector of the Mathura district, Sir F. S. Growse in 1874. Initially it was known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, then Archaeology Museum, Mathura, and finally changed to the Government Museum, Mathura.
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  • This is nice place and well organized. There were many collection like sculpture and artifacts. Cleaning was great. 
    This is nice place and well organized. There were many collection like sculpture and artifacts. Cleaning was great.  more »
  • Mathura museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura city. There was artifacts pottery, sculptures, paintings, and coins in collection. Good place for visit with kids. 
    Mathura museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura city. There was artifacts pottery, sculptures, paintings, and coins in collection. Good place for visit with kids.  more »
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  • Being a Government museum, I wasn't sure about the quality of the display and the nature of the exhibits. However, this is, without any doubt, one of the best museums, Government or otherwise, that I've visited. It is a display of artifacts that have been obtained from excavations, some of them dating back a millenium. Each and every exhibit has been numbered, tagged and it's provenance and details explained in both Hindi and English. The entrance fee is just ₹ 5 and mobile photography ₹ 20
  • A museum to be in your list if you are a history seeker and you are visiting Mathura. You can educate yourself with lot of stone and clay sculptures made mainly during the second to tenth century AD. As said, the shelves are majorly of stone/clay sculptures and has a brief description of the same, so to make it really fruitful, you have to go one after the other, reading and understanding each, which only a seeker will be interested to. I enjoyed as I love to learn our history, but for a non historical seeker, the place may look bit boring and odd. There is an entry fee of Rs 5 per person (2021). There is ample car parking space available. The place was really calm due to less foot fall. And the place is really maintained clean !

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