Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh

Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh, owes its life to the partition of the medieval India. In August, 1947. It is one of the most advantageous group of India with a completely wealthy collection of Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings. Before the partition in 1947, the gathering of art gadgets, artwork, sculptures and decorative arts, were housed inside the Central Museum, Lahore the then capital of Punjab.

On April 10, 1948, the department of series befell through which sixty percentage of gadgets have been retained by using Pakistan and the closing 40 percentage collection consisting specifically of Gandharan sculptures and Indian miniature art work ( Mughal and Pahari schools) fell in the percentage of India. Received inside the month of April, 1949, this collection was first housed in Amritsar then Shimla, Patiala and subsequently shifted to Chandigarh.

Of the various multi-dimensional Museums in India, Government Museum and Art Gallery at Chandigarh occupies a very different function for no longer handiest its unique collection of the objects, but additionally for other motives as nicely. Situated inside the heart of the town deliberate through Le Corbusier Chandigarh, and very near the city centre in lovely view of the Shivalik mountain range, the Government Museum and Art Gallery has a totally sprawling and unfolds out campus at one side of that's positioned Government College of Art.


Government Museum and Art Gallery of Chandigarh open at 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM - (Monday Closed)

Entry Fees

10 INR per Adult visitors and Childrens & Senior Citizens allow free entry


5 INR per still Camera charge

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