Tripura Government Museum is a repository of artifacts and manuscripts that are a hallmark of the rich history of the northeast. In fact, the museum is an integral part of the state’s cultural extravaganza. The museum has been accorded the distinguished status of a State Level Museum under Directorate of Higher Education was inaugurated on 22nd June, 1970.
Tripura Government Museum is a store houses of priceless pieces that testify the beauty and intricacy involved in the quintessential arts and crafts of Tripura. Sited in the capital city, Agartala in the vicinity of the Chowmohani post office, the museum is endowed with four galleries, namely the: Archaeological gallery, Tribal Culture gallery, Painting gallery, Indian Sculpture through the ages gallery .
The galleries showcase a wonderful collection of over 1645 historical memorabilia. Scholars and historians can seek numismatic evidence through the numerous gold, silver and copper coins that the archaeological excavations have unraveled. Numerous pottery pieces, sculptures and terracotta, bronze figurines and primordial copper inscriptions have also been unearthed. Magnificent canvas oil paintings, sketches and illustrations, textiles as well as jewelry and ornaments also find pride of place in the museum’s sprawling galleries.
The musty archives of the museum houses some treasured manuscripts that contains annals of Bengali and Sanskrit epics. The museum is also endowed with a library that contains an enviable collection of rare and out print editions on the history, archeology, architecture and anthropology of Tripura.
The museum remains open throughout the week barring Sundays and other national holidays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors may pay an entry fee of Rs.2 per head.