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Himachal State Museum

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Address: Mall Road, Shimla, India
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This is well known state of the art Museum with Historical Art and pairings. This place is also has a library which has some good collections of books. This museum defines... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Himachal state museum is unique place of Himachal. It's collection is amazing. this museum is attractive place for tourist.

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1 Thank Palak15
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This houses a collection of archaeological articles, carvings, paintings and sculptures . It's interesting. Your driver may tell you that you only have to walk 100ft. It's a lot further than that and its so steep that you think that you are going to fall backwards. Once you stop and catch your breath you can admire the beautiful views in... More 

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1 Thank HelenS7
Shimla, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Needs more publicity, visibility and maintenance. I really liked the ruins found native to Himachal (Kinnaur) and gold coins. Nothing much happening to see. But the building itself is quite old and resides on a beautiful location.

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2 Thank goakshat
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

A visit to Shimla would be incomplete without setting ones feet at this amazing store house of artifacts of yesteryears preserved so nicely over the years.Located in close proximity to the Doordarshan Kendra,on a hill top, the museum is very nicely kept.Once inside, it is a sheer visual feast for the visitor going around the gallery which houses murals,paintings,coins,utilitities,weapons,manuscripts etc... More 

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1 Thank SAMAREN
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

First of all, its not on Mall Road. In front of the Oberoi Cecil hotel, is one road that goes to the Viceregal Lodge. The other, smaller road that goes up to the Doordarshan Kendra, is the one you need to take. There are no signboards. Go right up to the end of that road. You will reach the Himachal... More 

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1 Thank lonetraveler1
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is a nice and awesome meseum of arts and cultural. Inside this a small library is also situated. I spent about an hour to understand the arts.

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1 Thank Nitish P
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is well known state of the art Museum with Historical Art and pairings. This place is also has a library which has some good collections of books. This museum defines rich culture with some great paintings

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Thank lynettejoeld
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Too good articles that we haven't even heard off perfect for a days visit, good memories with this place, they do not allow to take pictures.

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Thank lovejayenshah
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Its a beautiful museum. It has a unique collection of ancient things. Museum is very clean and well maintained.

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Upstate New York
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Large museums that take hours to cover are fine if you live in an area or visit often but I like smallish museums that offer a variety of displays when I'm touring and am time limited in a new place. This museum was just right for me offering a variety of all things Himachal Pradesh from ancient artifacts (including new... More 

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