Museums in Srinagar

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The museums of Srinagar demonstrate the exquisite fragments of human life of the heavenly valley of Jammu and Kashmir. This guide is designed to offer the visitors effective information about the great museums of Srinagar.

Sri Pratap Singh Museum

Located at "Lal Mandi", Srinagar, Sri Pratap Singh Museum is the main museum of Kashmir. Once it was the summer palace of the Maharajas of Kashmir. It became a museum in 1898. This museum is known for its great collection of the handicrafts of Jammu and Kashmir. The “toshkhana” collection of this museum displays an interesting collection of pashmina (woolen) shawls, textiles, paintings, arms and armory, metal utensils, ornaments and handicrafts. Pratap Singh Museum boasts for its unique treasure of the needlework Map of Kashmir on a shawl. A visitor will get the flavor of complex Kashmir handicrafts, especially needle works from it. A visitor will be exited to get glimpses of the Culture and Heritage of Kashmir. Some unique specimens of Kashmiri paper Mache can also be seen here. Sri Pratap Singh Museum has a good number of ancient sculptures made on stone which is always a visitor’s delight. Srinagar is known as the most beautiful valley of the Indian sub continent. The weather is mostly pleasant throughout the year except some cold days in winter.

Kashmir University Museum

Jammu and Kashmir University Museum, Srinagar is situated inside the campus of H.N.B. University. This museum is built in 1981 by the university. Kashmir University Museum has a great collection of relics from different ages of civilization in the valley. It has a great ethnographical collection. The museum may boast for its great collection of sculptures of the region. The university has taken good care to make it one of the important museums in the beautiful valley. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. everyday, except Sundays and University Holidays.

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