Top 10 Unique Museums in India

Museums help us explore the culture and topics of the people and the place. It is a carefully curated collection of items, which you might get to look at on a daily basis. For those who think Museums can be boring, it’s time we end this perception of you guys. Here, we come up with the Top 10 unique Museums in India, which you must explore in the respective place!

List of Unique Museums in India –

  1. The Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
  2. Paldi Kite Museum, Ahmedabad
  3. Sulabh International Museum Of Toilet- Delhi
  4. Antarang Museum Of Sexual Health Information In Mumbai- Maharashtra
  5. Island Museum In Nagarjunakonda- Andhra Pradesh
  6. Click Art 3D Museum, Chennai
  7. Jawahar Toy Museum- Pondicherry
  8. Pukhauti Muktangan, Raipur
  9. Human Brain Museum, Bengaluru
  10. Losel Doll Museum, Dharamsala

1. The Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai

The Prince of Wales Museum is now known as the ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay’. The Museum is a Class I Heritage building in the city of Mumbai. It boasts of a myriad collection of incredibly beautiful artifacts, sculptors, and various art works.

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  • Recently, it also went through some renovations, after which it got several new galleries.
  • The galleries now have some adorning artworks of Krishna, the Hindu God.
  • It also has some artworks related to Indian traditional costumes and textiles.

2. Paldi Kite Museum, Ahmedabad

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Paldi Kite is a museum displaying a varied collection of kites made out of all the materials that can exist! Some of the most beautiful works include mirror work kites, block print kites, and Japanese kites.

A major point of attraction is the 16 feet long kite, which features the Garba dance – a folk dance of the state of Gujarat.

We can also see the rich collection of the Japanese kites. These kites are called “Rokuku” and some measure as big as 20 feet in length.

3. Sulabh International Museum Of Toilet- Delhi

It is one of the most unique museums in India. With a large collection of pictures, objects and facts, the museum displays a chronological order of how the toilets evolved from the 2500 BC till today.

One can understand what kind of technological developments we went through, related to the etiquettes, sanitary conditions, and efforts taken by the law makers during those times, to reduce social disillusions.

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4. Antarang Museum Of Sexual Health Information In Mumbai- Maharashtra

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Ever thought of understanding sex without porn? Anatarang Sex Health Art Gallery is a one-of-its-kind museum, educating people about sex in the funniest manner possible.

The museum is set up in between Kamatipura – the district known for prostitution.

The museum finds pride in explaning and spreading information about socially taboo disease like AIDS & sexually transmitted diseases.

5. Island Museum, Nagarjunakonda

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Nagarjunkonda has a deep insight of history, and what better way to find its deep rooted culture than heading towards the Nagarjunakonda Island Museum? The museum displays different artifacts of the Buddhist, Neolithic and even Paleolithic ages.

In fact, some of the stone-age tools have been collected by Lord Buddha himself. Nagarjuna, the founder of Mahayana Buddhism, is the real inspiration behind the name of the museum.

A monolithic statue of Lord Buddha is one of the most unique attractions of the museum.

6. Click Art 3D Museum, Chennai

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Click Art Museum is surely a place which you can visit with your friends for Instagram updates! The place is full of big pictures with optical illusions, which will fill one’s head with idyllic wonders!

One finds oneself in a transcendent stage, probably being reborn as Atlas’s friend.

It is one of the biggest Snow Kingdom at VGP, East Coast Road.

7. Jawahar Toy Museum

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The Jawahar Toy Museums is situated near the Old LightHouse on the Goubert Avenue in Pondicherry.

It is one of the most popular museums carrying out a display of a wide variety of toys.

There are 120 dolls which are carefully curated, labeled, and dressed beautifully in cultural costumes.

The dolls and toys are collected from the states across India, and it is very evident from the different types of traditional dresses that these dolls wear.

8. Purkhauti Muktangan, Raipur

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This incredible and unique Purkhauti Muktangan, was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Late APJ Abdul Kalam in 2006.

The beauties of this place is the large statue collection of the tribals in various poses. Along with this, the walls are painted with tribal art and local metalwork.

9. Human Brain Museum, Bengaluru

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A brainchild of Doctor SK Shankar, this unique museum turned into a reality after brain donations were facilitated over the period of 30 years.

Patients were asked for permission to take part of their brain for research. It was only after this process, that Professor Shankar got to see interesting revelations, which was impossible to find in normal MRI Scans.

10. Losel Doll Museum, Dharamsala

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This museum is the world’s largest collection of Losel Dolls. It is located in the Norbulingka institute.

Hand-crafted by monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery, these beautiful collectors’ item help preserve Tibetian costumes and traditions.

It also works on innovative use of the artistic heritage of the many monks in Tibet. The dolls represent the various Tibetan regions, along with the ritual dances, nomads, and the famous Lhamo opera.

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