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Jagdalpur Anthropological Museum

Jagdalpur Museum
Jagdalpur Museum
The Zonal Anthropological Museum in Jagdalpur was established in the year 1972 with the sole purpose of providing a fascinating insight into the culture and lifestyles of Bastar tribes. The museum is located at a distance of 4 km from the city center in the office of the Anthropological Survey of India. It houses a fine collection of numerous objects of ethnographic interest. The rare item on display at the museum throws light on the rituals and customs followed by the tribes of Bastar and even highlight their religious practices and style of living. All the collections have been documented classified and are displayed in various sections of the museum.

The Zonal Anthropological Museum of Jagdalpur is one of the prominent museums in central India which is entirely dedicated to the acquisition, study, protection, exhibition and educational understanding of various objects that have historical, scientific or artistic value. Some of the rare collections found at the museum include headgears, footwear, ornaments, musical instruments, dresses, paintings, wood carvings, weapons, masks, art work, sculptures and a wide variety of objects that were used in daily life. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh that serves as a window to the lifestyles and ethnic cultures of various tribes in Bastar. The rare collections on display at the museum cover four fields of anthropology namely ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology.

Contact Details
Anthropological Museum
Chitrakoot Rd, Vijay Bhavan, Dharampura,
Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh
Phone: 07782 229356
Timings: 10.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat