The Capital City of UP, Lucknow, is well known for maintaining its hospitality, Nawabi Culture, and mouth-watering cuisine. Thousands of tourists visit this historic place every year. The place is well known for many historic places and museums that replicate the traditions and culture of the past. Some of the well-known museums in Lucknow are mentioned here in this article.
1. State Museum – Lucknow
If you are interested in getting familiar with primordial history then this is the best place for you to explore. You may get to explore ancient epoch, etchings, woodworks, historic paintings, sculptures, statues, and decorative arts. You may get to see 17th-century Kalpasutra paintings in this museum along with Balarama statue, Panchmukhi Shivalingam and Egyptian mummy of 1000 B.C.
Location:- The museum is located in the Central part of the city at Hazratganj, Banarasi Park.
Timings:- The state museum is open from morning 10:30 AM until evening 4:00 PM. Visitors can visit the museum from Tuesdays till Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays and open on all other National and public holidays.
Entry Fee:- To visit the Museum every Adult has to pay around Rs 5 as entry fee while children have to pay Rs 3 as an entry fee. For tourist visitors, the fee is around Rs 100 per person.
Contact:- you can reach the authorities at +91-522-2206157.
2. Memorial Residency Museum
The museum is one of the top museums in Lucknow and is known to display the ruins of 1920 rebels. The authorities have ensured that everything is just conserved in the same condition as left. So if you are interested in studying more about first world war then this is the best place to visit.
Address:- The museum is located at Qaiser Bagh, MG road just next to Shaheed Samarak.
Timings:- The museum is open on all days of the week from Tuesday to Sunday. You can visit the museum from 10 AM till 5 PM. It remains closed on Mondays.
Entry Fee:- To visit the museum an entry fee of Rs 5 is to be paid by citizens of the country while Rs 100 fee is charged for each tourist.
Contact:- You can contact the museum authorities at +91-522-2307037.
3. Lok Kala Sangrahalaya
This is a museum that is famous for arts and crafts work display. The place was initially set up by Cultural Ministry and you may find a lot of interesting relics and artworks displayed dating back to 1600. You may also find other display including folk paintings, terracotta works, pottery, metal works and much more.
Address:- The museum is located at Quaiser Bagh area at Kala Parisar.
Timings:- The place is open for visitors from Monday to Saturday while it is closed on Sundays. You can visit the place from Morning 10 AM onwards till 5 PM.
Contact:- You can contact the museum authorities at 0522-2206158 / 0522- 2206157.
Apart from this when visiting Lucknow you can also visit the Gandhi museum that is just near the char bagh area of the city and is one of the best museums in Lucknow. The place is just located within walking distance from the railway station