Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum

Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum

  • Itanagar
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • India

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Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Itanagar Overview

A stroll through the Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Itanagar, reinstates faith in the endangered ancient handicrafts as the displays in the museum are a reflection of the life of the tribal of Arunachal Pradesh presenting various socio-economic activities on its mesmerizing ecological and social ambiance. Founded by the government in the 1980s, it is bedecked with two capacious floors of well-displayed exhibits the museum. The museum is analytically divided into sections which each display a broad array of handicrafts, reminiscent of traditional Arunachal Pradesh and quite a few archaeological findings, which are supposed to be discovered during excavation at Ita Fort, Noksparbat and Malinithan in West Siang district. The heritage wall painting has its own antiquity and appeals forming a unique and spectacular ambiance. It illustrates and reveals various facets of the tribal way of life with the help of dioramas, maps, etc. with specifically designed showcase and a facility for orientation area. There is a handicraft workshop in the museum precinct where one can view the live demonstration of the ongoing production of handicrafts and cane products. An art gallery and library are also a section of the museum. The famous Tapi Mra, who is recognized to be the first person from the state to climb Mt. Everest, donated his entire expedition stuff to the museum in 2011. All in all, the state museum gives a candid representation of Arunachal Pradesh's tribal cultures, especially their crafts, costumes, decorations, and instruments.

Traveler Tips:

• Keep off your phone.
• Consider guided tours, programs, and classes, if available.
• Ask plenty of questions, if you’re a history freak.
• Consider buying something at the souvenir store.
• Don’t forget to carry a camera, only if it is permissible.

Things to Do:

• Get the feel of being a part of the tribal community by participating in the workshop, run by the museum for getting a short span training on how to make cane products.
• Here is something for shopaholics! You can buy tribal handicraft items to keep them as souvenirs for your reminiscence.

Availability:

• Visiting Hours: 10 am-4 pm
• Visiting Days: Tue-Sat

Entry fee:
Indian-10
Foreigner- 75
Camera- 20

Best Time to Visit:

All through the year

How to Reach?

As the museum is easy to approach, it can be reached by a hired cab or a private vehicle as well.

Interesting Facts and Trivia About:

• The museum is analytically divided into sections which each display a broad array of handicrafts, reminiscent of traditional Arunachal Pradesh and quite a few archaeological findings, which are supposed to be discovered during excavation at Ita Fort, Noksparbat and Malinithan in West Siang district.
• The famous Tapi Mra, who is recognized to be the first person from the state to climb Mt. Everest, donated his entire expedition stuff to the museum in 2011.
• There is a handicraft workshop in the museum precinct where one can view the live demonstration of the ongoing production of handicrafts and cane products.

Nearby Attractions:


• Ita Fort (2.6 km)
• Itanagar Buddhist Temple (0.8 km)
• Gyakar Sinyi (10.7 km)
• Monastery
• Hanuman Mandir, Ganga Bazar
• Indira Gandhi Park
• Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
• Gompa
• Craft center and Emporium
• Bamadi Wildlife Sanctuary
• Ganga Lake
• Christian Revival Church


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