- AddressBanarasibagh, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226001, India
- Timing10:30 AM To 16:00 PM
- ClosedAll Days Open
- EntranceRs. 5 Per Adult (Indians), Rs. 3 Children,Rs. 100 Per Person for Foreign Tourists
The State Museum is a four-story building established in 1863 in Lucknow. It is one of the oldest and largest multipurpose museum located in the state of Uttar Pradesh.Initially, it only had a collection of Awadh arts and contemporary Awadh objects. But later on, the collection was expanded to many antiquities exhumed from nearby places. Many of them are particularly from the place where the Lord Buddha grew up. The museum today has a variety of bronzes, sculptures, paintings, etc. The sculptural masterpieces displayed in the museum date back to the 3rd century AD. The centre of the attraction of this museum isEgyptian mummy and a wooden sarcophagus. The museum exhibits hundreds of antiquities including numismatics, paintings, art and archaeology, manuscripts, and anthropology.The design and construction of the museum offer visitors the visual accounts of the freedom struggle of 1857. The museum has been divided into two parts- ground floor and basement parts. There is a huge double columned portico at the southern direction of the entrance of ground floor. The museum has also added a new gallery to the basement.It exhibits a range of artworks recovered during the excavation of the south part of Residency.