Odisha State Museum

The Treasure Trove of The State’s Heritage


Dating back to 1932, the Odisha State Museum is the premier museum of the state. It is a repository that offers a glimpse into the history of Odisha’s across eras.

The sprawling museum complex houses a vast array of galleries each catering to a specific aspect of our history.

Epigraphy and numismatics gallery

The gallery displaying coins of the ancient and medieval age of Odisha is of particular interest for those who are inclined towards history and have numismatics as a hobby.

Natural History Segment

Showcases specimens of rare mammals and birds through evolution of the species. This gallery generates great interest amongst the children.

Natural History Segment

Showcases specimens of rare mammals and birds through evolution of the species. This gallery generates great interest amongst the children.

The Armoury Gallery

Displays weapons excavated in archaeology sites as well as personal weapons of donated to the museum by various Kings of Odisha.

The Manuscript Gallery

The museum has a rich collection of ancient manuscripts which are probably the highlight of the museum and one of the finest collections in the country. The museum even offers an online catalogue for the same. At the museum INTACH works on preserving ancient manuscripts engraved on palm leaves.

The Paika Gallery

The newest addition to the museum, the gallery focusses on the Paika revolution- The uprising of the Paika’s (the warrior clan of Odisha) against the British Imperialism.

There are other galleries like the Mining & Geology section, Archaeology, anthropology and Art and Craft galleries to name a few


See to Believe

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Trails Covering Odisha State Museum

Like what you see? Looking to have a well rounded experience in Odisha? Scroll to see a list of the choicest of curated pre-packaged tours covering the most coveted destinations in Odisha.Browse the list and see details of the trail/package which interests you most. Contact the Dept. Of Tourism recogonized Travel Agent who has published the tour and finalize your trip to Odisha today!

Getting There

  • Nearest Railway Station - Bhubaneswar
  • Nearest Airport- Bhubaneswar
  • One can take the city bus service and alight at Kalpana Square to get to the museum. Alternately one can hire a cab or an auto.

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Nearby Destinations

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More Museums to See

Odisha State Maritime Museum

A Reflection On The Glorious Maritime Tradition

Odisha Crafts Museum “Kalabhoomi”

A Tribute To The Rich Legacy of Art & Craft of Odisha

Tribal Museum

The Store House of The Vibrant Tribal Culture


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Regional Museum of Natural History

The Repository of The State’s Bio diversity


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