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Jan. 10, 2022
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I don’t know about you, but personally, I love exploring museums. For me, it is a way of glancing into a long lost civilisation and understanding the culture they cherished. I believe that every piece displayed in a museum has a story to tell, a story that is bound to them from their creation. 

Bangalore, the garden city of India, is not only abundant in gardens and serene beauty but is also home to many museums and historic artefacts. If you have an eye for ancient artefacts, artworks and weird historic pieces, then keep on reading, because we will be discussing some of the best museums in Bangalore you must pay a visit if you are a history enthusiast. 




Just like a wise guy once said, music has the power to bring back even the dead. Indian music experience is a treasure chest crafted by the Indian Music Experience Trust and the Brigade group to introduce the young generation to the diversity of Indian music and to preserve several musical heritage of India that is on the edge of extinction with its battle with the western musical culture.  

Indian music experience museum is India’s first interactive museum located in the heart of Bangalore, JP Nagar. Indian Music Experience offers several programs such as exhibitions, conservations, audience development, educational programs, community outreaches and other public programs. 


Rating - 4.5/5 Stars

Don’t Miss Out - Sound Garden, Gallery of contemporary music & Samay chakra ??? - 10:00 AM to 6 PM Closed on Mondays

Admission Fee - ₹150 - ₹250 

Location - Brigade Millenium Road, Bangalore




If you are on the hunt for knowledge then the Venkatappa art gallery and government museum can give you an insight into the evolution of the human species evolution. It is a knowledge chest filled with the history of the Karnataka state, the evolution of mankind and the historic story of Karnataka when the Mughals ruled. It is also home to several art pieces drawn by Mr check spelling all over the blog various sculptures, paintings and several other art pieces. 

Venkatappa Art Gallery is believed to be the best art gallery in Bangalore, located in Cubbon Park, Bangalore. With 150 years of existence, this art gallery also exhibits the collection of several long-lost coins, relics, paintings, and sculptures.


Rating - ⅘ Stars

Don’t Miss Out - Artefacts from Mohenjodaro

Open Hours - 10:00 AM to 5 PM Closed on Wednesdays

Admission Fee - ₹40

Location - Kasturba Road, Bangalore




We know! Brain Museum might sound a little weird but thousands of people visit this museum every week. This brain museum is a home for about 600 brain specimens ranging from human brains to animal brains. 


Located in the Hosur Main Road, the National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Science, Bangalore (NIMHANS Brain Museum) was created to raise public awareness and knowledge on donating brains and their several functions. If you are a person who is into science and human anatomy or if you want to teach your kid or even your niece some science, then this is the place to be. 


Rating - ⅘ Stars

Don’t Miss Out - Specimen of Electron Microscopy

Open Hours - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuesday) 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (Saturdays)

Admission Fee - Free

Location - Hosur Main Road, Bangalore




Watching stars, moons, watching how our planets evolve, the origin of human life, nobody can say no to that right? Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is a popular attraction in the city known for its amazing shows on space, stars and the origin of human life. We know this is not a museum, but if you have ever been to this big city, then this is a must-watch for all the science enthusiasts out there. 


Administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE), Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is one of a kind Planetarium established in 1989. If you are into astronomy and space then Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium offers a number of shows both in English and Kannada. 


Rating - 4.4/5 Stars

Don’t Miss Out - Works by Amrita Sher-Gil and Raja Ravi Verma

Open Hours - 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM (closed on Mondays, second Tuesdays, local and national holidays)

Admission Fee - ₹35 

Location - Sir. T. Chowdiah Road, Bangalore




If you are an art enthusiast who loves learning about the Indian art culture and heritage then a visit to the National Gallery of Modern Art will be a good choice. Located in the premises of the Manikyavelu Mansion, the National Gallery of Modern Art is spread over 3.5 acres and is operated and administered by the Ministry of Culture, by the government of India. Being one of the three national galleries of modern art in India, NGMA is home to artworks dating from the 18th century till the present time. 


Showcasing about five hundred paintings, sculptures, graphic prints and early photographs in India, most of the artworks exhibited are modern contemporary art; it is also home to several art pieces from Amrita Sher-Gil and Rabindranath Tagore. Established in 2009, the National Gallery of Modern Art is one of a kind museum and other NGMA's are in Mumbai and Delhi.


Rating - 4.4/5 Stars

Don’t Miss Out - Works by Amrita Sher-Gil and Raja Ravi Verma

Open Hours - 11:00 PM - 6:00 PM Closed on Monday

Admission Fee - ₹20 for Indians 500 for Foreigners

Location - Palace Road, Bangalore




Being one of the major public attractions in Bangalore, HAL Aerospace Museum is a must-visit place if you love planes and want to know more about them. Located in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited premises, HAL Aerospace Museum was first established in 2001 with the objective to educate the public regarding the journey of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited aka HAL. 

HAL is one of Asia's largest aeronautical companies. The HAL Aerospace Museum has created an exclusive aerospace experience for the visitors, with a brief on the historical, scientific or academic backgrounds of HAL. The museum proudly exhibits the colossal leaps Indian aviation has taken, both commercially as well as in terms of defence. 


Rating - 4.4/5 Stars

Don’t Miss Out - True-motion Simulator Games/Rides

Open Hours - 09:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Admission Fee - ₹50

Location - HAL Old Airport Rd, Marathahalli, Bengaluru




If you are a motorbike aficionado, then this cafe cum museum is a paradise that you must visit with your buddies. This Museum is home to several stunning vintage models from around the world. Know what’s even better? all the bikes here are in working condition. 


Located in Pulikeshi Nagar, The Legends Motorcycle Museum/Cafe is owned and operated by Mr Prabhu. What makes this place even better is that you can not only enjoy the vintage bikes on display but also the amazing menu they have to offer. 


Rating - 4/5 Stars

Don’t Miss Out - Military Modelled Motorcycles from World War II

Open Hours - 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM 

Admission Fee - Free

Location - Pulkeshi Nagar, Bengaluru




Translated to 'Folk World' , Janapada Loka Museum is created to promote, preserve and propagate the vibrant folk culture and art. Located in the Ramanagara District, 53 km away from Bengaluru, is a must-visit if you love exploring and learning about the long lost tribal cultures. The Karnataka Janapada Parishath established this museum to preserve the slowly diminishing folk culture but to educate the people with the poise, power and sheer beauty of this culture.

Spotlighting about 5000 folk artefacts, Janapada Loka has a variety of previously used yet outstanding hunting equipment, old-school agricultural equipment, traditional household wares, colourful puppets and rustic artefacts related to folk literature, music, sculptures, festivals and lifestyle. Spreading over a huge 15 acres of land, Janapada Loka is also home to a beautiful blue lake, rich greenery and local eateries serving regionally popular Karnataka dishes and other snacks.


Rating - 3.6 /5 Stars

Don’t Miss Out - Puppets and hunting equipment

Open Hours - 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Closed on Tuesdays and National Holidays)

Admission Fee - ₹10

Location - Bangalore - Mysore Highway, Ramanagara District, Bangalore


Which one of these Museums did you find interesting? For us, it was definitely The Legends Motorcycle Museum. Know any other mind-blowing museums in Bangalore? Then do let us know in a comment below. 

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