Chhattisgarh Museums



Chhattisgarh is a state, which has acquired a heritage status for itself among the other states in India. A number of museums have been set up in the state of Chhattisgarh to protect and preserve every big and small item of the tribal society of Bastar as well as other things worth preserving in the state of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh Museums play a crucial role in encouraging tourism in the state.

Among the many museums in Chhattisgarh that conserve the different traditional and historical objects that are related to the state, the important ones are:

  • Anthropological Museum
  • Raipur Open-Air Museum
  • Human Science Museum
  • Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum


Around Jagdalpur is the Anthropological Museum, which gives the tourists a clear idea about the tribal culture in the district of Bastar.

The Raipur Open-Air Museum covers an area of over two hundred acres. The museum is situated at the Abhanpur block in the district of Raipur.

Human Science Museum is located in Vijaya Bhavan and exhibits loads of items that are related to the tradition and culture of the state.

Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum is another important museum among the Chhattisgarh Museums that is established by Raja Mahant Ghasidas in the year 1875.

Raipur Open-Air Museum is a famous and innovative museum in the state of Chhattisgarh. It covers a total area of about an area of over two hundred acres of land. The Raipur Open-Air Mu-seum of Chhattisgarh is situated in the district of Raipur at the Abhanpur block.

The open-air museum or the 'Purkhouti Muktangan' as it is also known, is an important building that protects and maintains the different items related to the art and culture of the state. It preserves the things that are worth watching and items that are of immense importance. Like any other mu-seum, the Chhattisgarh Open-Air Museum conserves the heritage items for the tourists and the fu-ture generation.

The museum has some exclusive features included in it that adds to its uniqueness. The special fea-tures are as follows:
  • Science Park
  • Children's park
  • Self-learn Activities
  • Educational Sessions for kids
  • Open-air interactive sessions
The then Honorable President of India, A P J Abdul Kalam Azad, suggested that there should be interactive sessions through play way method for the kids in the children's park, so that they come to know about the various traditional items of the museums. It is important for the future genera-tion to know about our heritage and learn to respect it.

Raipur Open-Air Museum is one of the main tourist spots that attract the tourists. All tourists as well as the local people should visit the open-air museum in the district of Raipur. Raipur, the capi-tal of the state of Chhattisgarh is easily accessible and reaching the museum is not a problem at all. The open-air museum in Raipur offers a lifetime chance to know about the interesting heritage and tradition of the state of Chhattisgarh.



Last Updated on: 29th March 2013