Category : Places to Visit in Allahabad
The Allahabad Museum (popularly known as Company Bagh) is located in Civil Lines area of Allahabad city also known as Chandrashekhar Azad Park. Allahabad Museum (Sangrahalay) was founded in 1931 and was formally inaugurated in 1947 by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Museum has impressive collection of Gupta, Sunga, late Gupta and early medieval period sculptural masterpieces, discovered at different places around Allahabad. The Library Manuscripts has a number of unpublished and rare Sanskrit,Hindi manuscripts, Persian and Arabic. There is a lot of antiquities in this Museum from renowned schools of sculpture like Gandhara, Kausambhi, Mathura & Sarnath. You can also find important archaeological discoveries from Bhita, Bharhut, Kausambhi and Jhusi in this Museum. You can see the pistol used by Chandrashekhar Azad (freedom war hero) to fight the British imperialists and finally to commit suicide, as well as the truck that carried ashes of Mahatma Gandhi to the Sangam here and the original manuscript of Jawaharlal Nehru’s autobiography. It is about 12 km from Bamrauli Airport and about 3.5 km from Allahabad Railway Junction. In 1863, the Board of Revenue asked the Government of North-Western Provinces for the establishment of a museum & a public library. Allahabad museum was inaugurated in 1878 but because of some reasons the museum closed down in 1881. In 1923-24 The initiative to reopen the Allahabad museum was taken by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Attractions of Allahabad Museum
(1) The Roreich paintings.
(2) Bengal School of Art.
(3) The art of terracota.
(4) Archeological Gallery.
Company Bagh, Kamla Nehru Road, Allahabad
150 seating Capacity
No. Of Galleries :
Bharut Stone Sculptures, Bengal School of Art,
Medevial Sculptures, Gandhi, Nehru & Freedom Struggle,
Narutal Histiry, Roriech’s paintings,
Gallery of Literary personalities, like, Prem Chand,