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+ Museums in Chandigarh

In this section, we will provide you with information on museums of Chandigarh, India. The reservoir of Chandigarh museums is very comprehensive and each museum is worth watching. There is something unique about each museum.

Here is given a list of museums in Chandigarh :

City Museum

Year of establishment: 1997
City museum in Chandigarh, India is a very popular museum. It was established by the Chandigarh administration at the time of the 50th Anniversary of India's independence in December 1997. The purpose of setting up Chandigarh City Museum was to collect, preserve and display the planning and architectural development that went into the unique urban designing of the city. City museum contains the original sketches, models, plans, photographs and all such documents that explain the evolution of city from the stage of rough paper sketches to its realization. The displays that are stored at the basement explain the story of India's partition and the need to build the new Capital city of Chandigarh. And the first floor focuses on the growth aspect and exhibits the things based on the theme of "Chandigarh today and tomorrow."

Government Museum and Art Gallery

Year of establishment: 1968
Highlights: Gandhara period stone sculptures, miniature paintings, decorative arts and coins
Located in Sector 10, Government Museum & Art Gallery in Chandigarh is a very famous tourist attraction place that houses magnificent Gandhara period stone sculptures. This museum is open on all days except for Monday. Government Museum & Art Gallery came into existence in the year 1968. The credit for the wonderful designing of this museum goes to Le Corbusier. Chandigarh Government Museum and Art Gallery is a perfect place for viewing the prehistoric fossils and artifacts. You can also find beautiful miniature paintings over here. The museum also has a spacious reference library to meet the intellectual needs of scholars and students. It houses a number of art galleries, which can be broadly classified as Gandhara and Hindu Sculptures, Miniature Paintings, Decorative Arts and Coins & contemporary art gallery.

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International Dolls Museum

Year of establishment: 1985
Highlights: toy train and beautiful dolls collected from all over the world.
Located in Sector 23, International Dolls Museum in Chandigarh, India is one of the best museums of our country. It houses splendid dolls and puppets gathered from all over the world. International Dolls Museum was established in the year 1985 by Chandigarh administration in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Chandigarh. It was set up for the purpose of entertaining the kids. It serves like an amusement park for children. In the Chandigarh International Dolls Museum, you can find about 250 different kinds of dolls collected from countries like Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Russia and Korea etc. An added attraction for children is the toy train. It is a must visit place of the city

Museum of Evolution of Life

Year of construction: 1973
Located in Sector 10, Museum of Evolution of Life in Chandigarh is an awesome museum that gives a fabulous recap of the history beginning from the time of Indus valley civilization till date. Chandigarh Museum of Evolution of Life was made open for public viewing on 13th August 1973. As the name only suggests, it depicts the evolution of life from the unicellular organism to the biological diversity of today. Museum of Evolution of Life is an apt place for those who are interested in evolutionary studies. It explains the history through various paintings that portray the origin of life, the variety and diversity of plants and animals, extinct races of man etc. The museum has different art galleries in the fields of astronomy, archaeology, botany, biology, history and geology. There is a big reference library, where you can find a plenty of useful books.

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