Shimla State Museum (शिमला राज्य संग्रहालय)
Shimla State Museum lies in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is the only state museum of Shimla which encompasses the historical things related to history of India. The museum was built and inaugurated in the year 1974. The museum is located in southern part of the city and is mostly visited by the tourists due to the historical events it tells us about.
The museum tells us in detail about the history of India which is in shown their in the photographic form in the gallery of the museum. There are paintings in the museum by which one can judge about the historical India. The paintings basically show about the cultural and religious background of the people at the time of Mughal rule in India. There is a library in which there are books which describe the rule that was going on that period of time. There are wood carvings by which the manufacturer have tried to show the their skill by making carvings of all the things.
The paintings in the Shimla State Museum also depict the Rajasthani culture tradition. How the Rajasthani people used to live in the past are depicted in the picture. The paintings show the life culture, tradition and lifestyle of the people. There are various galleries inside the Shimla State Museum, few of them are: Pre-Historic Gallery, Wood Carving Gallery, Archaeological Gallery, Wall Painting Gallery, and Numismatic Gallery. All the galleries have their own significance among describing the history of India.
The museum is opened from 10 AM to 5 PM in the evening. The museum is opened on all days except Monday and on public holidays. There is an entry ticket of Rs. 20/- per persons and Rs. 100/- per persons for foreigners. It takes almost 1 to 2 hours to fully visit the museum.