Patna Museum also known as Jadu Ghar was started on 3rd April 1917 to showcase and have a place to store all the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of Patna.
It has a wonderful collection of coins, art objects, paintings, instruments, textiles, paintings, thankas, bronze images and sculptures and terra cotta images by Hindu and Buddhist artists.
Patna Museum is one of the most famous and popular Museum in Bihar which houses more than 50,000 rare art objects .
In Patna Museum you can find a tree which is approximately 200 million years old and is 16 m in length termed as the longest fossilized tree across the world.
The three deities Ekanamsa, Balarama, and Vasudeva, the famous trio from Devangarh in the Nawada district, have been separately depicted here which is not found anywhere else.
It also has the three images of Avalokitesvra, Maitreya and Buddha in Bhumisparsh posture which were excavated from Vishnupur of Gaya Districts.
Rahul Sankrityayan Has donated 10,000 gold and silver written manuscripts on handmade papers as well as Buddhist philosophy books that were formerly housed in libraries of historic Nalanda and Vikramshila Universities.
Patna Museum is located at a distance of 5.8 km away from Jayprakash Narayan International Airport. You can easily reach there by booking a cab or taxi or even auto.
And the nearest railway station to Patna Museum is Patna junction from where you can easily get all the modes of transport to reach Patna museum
Time to visit Patna Museum – 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except MondayEntry Fee – Rs. 15 for Indians and Rs. 250 for Foreigners
If you want to take photos or videos you have to take tickets :
For a Mobile camera – Rs. 20
For a Flash camera – Rs. 100
For a Video camera – Rs. 500
For Commercial video recording – Rs. 5000