Planning to Visit Museum in Mathura
Delhi Agra Mathura Vrindavan tour has a great variety to offer you. As the name tells you, it will take you to Delhi, Agra, Mathura, and Vrindavan. All 4 cities are highly renowned in North India.
Delhi is the capital of India with the dominance of Punjabi culture in the present and Mughal culture in the ancient past. Agra is a city in Uttar Pradesh with Mughal forts and their cuisine is still dominant in Agra.
Mathura and Vrindavan are superb pilgrimage sites. There are hundreds of temples here. There is a beautiful Government museum also in Mathura apart from the temples. Let us know more about it.
Government Museum in Mathura
The Government Museum of Mathura is also called a Mathura museum. It is an archaeological museum in Mathura. An archaeological Museum is a Museum that has a special display of Archaeological artifacts.
There are other categories of museums also, for example, Art Museums, biographical museums, automobile museums, design museums, encyclopedic museums, ethnographic museums, historic house museums, history museums, living museums, Maritime Museum, medical museums, Memorial Museum, war museums, natural history museum, etc.
Foundation of the Government Museum Mathura
Mathura Museum was founded by one of the collectors of the Mathura district. His name was Sir F. S. Growse in the year 1874. When it was established, it was named the Curzon Museum of archaeology. Eventually, the name changed to Government Museum, Mathura, or Mathura museum.
The Things Kept in the Museum in Mathura
There are artifacts, pottery, paintings, sculptures, and coins that were found in Mathura and from the places which are situated around Mathura. There are some articles that were discovered by colonial archaeologists like Alexander Cunningham, F. S. Growse, and Fuhrer.
Entry Fees and Timing to Visit Museum in Mathura
- The entry fee for the Government Museum Mathura is ₹5 per person and only ₹2 for Children. The visit timings of the Government Museum Mathura are from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM on all days except Fridays and national holidays.
The Reason Why Mathura Museum is Famous
The most important reason why the Mathura Museum is famous is the ancient sculptures from the third century BC to the 12th century AD. Those sculptures are from Mathura School. Mathura school is related to Greco-Buddhist art which represents the period between classical Greek culture and Buddhism. It was in Survival for around 1000 years in Central Asia. The ancient sculptures, which are present in the Mathura Museum, are from the Kushan Empire and Gupta Empire.
The Collection in Mathura Museum
On Delhi to Agra Mathura Vrindavan day tour by car, when we went to the Mathura museum, we noticed the archaic mother goddess from the 4th century BCE. There was a 3000-year-old anthropomorphic copper figure which was found at Shahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
There was a Jain Tirthankar ahead from the second century BCE. There was neither Maesha Jain God of childbirth, which belonged to the Shunga Empire from the 2nd century BCE. There was a Jain Chaumukh sculpture with super 18 and 3 other Tirthankaras from the 1st century, etc.
There was a head of Buddha from the 5th century CE, a Chamunda mound from the Mathura district, a Jain Chaumukh sculpture from the 6th century, a Rishabhnath Idol from the 6th century, and a Parshvanath from the post-Gupta period of 6th to 8th century CE, the idol of goddess Ambika from the medieval period, four armed seated Vishnu in meditation from the Medieval period from Pannapur, Anjali with child Hanuman in bronze medal from Pallav period, Anjali was the mother of Lord Hanuman, Naminath from 12th century, the idol of goddess Ambika from Orissa from 12th century, Bodhisattva Manjushri Statue from 15th to 16th century, Buddha with Vajra made in bronze from 18th century, the idol of Balram from 18th century, the idol of baby Krishna with the ball made in bronze from modern age, cast, and mold of prehistory and Terracotta gallery, the Statue of Victoria of Empress of India, etc.