AND VIDEO GALLERIES
PAHARI MINIATURE PAINTINGS
and Culture Department,
Information Centers with in the state :
Near Victory Tunnel,
Railway station, Shimla-171004.
Bye pass road, Shimla,
HPTDC's Marketing Offices :
The Mall, Shimla-171001.
Phone: 0177-2652561 / 2658302. Fax: 0177-2652557.
Himachal Tourism Directorate
Block No. 28, SDA Complex,
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The State Museum Shimla is housed in an old Victorian mansion carefully
altered to adapt it to the museum. Perched on a lonely hilltop known as
Inveram the serenity and the quietude of the distant mountains from here is
striking. Previously, the building remained a private residence of Lord William Beresford,
the Military Secretary to the Viceroy, Lord William Bentick. When he left India, the
building was occupied by Sir Edwin Collan and thereafter by Sir Edward Law, the Finance
member of the Council. Later, it continued to serve as residence of Indian government
The State Museum Shimla was opened on January 26, 1974 to collect and
preserve the ancient artistic, historical, archaeological and ethnological human works in
order that the future generation may have access to the cultural treasure it has inherited
from the past. Since then the institution has played a significant role in collecting and
preserving the scattered cultural heritage which otherwise was endangered and becoming
PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERIES
: 10a.m. to 5.p.m.
Indian - Rs. 20.00
Foreigner - Rs. 100.00
Camera Fee :
Indian - 50.00
Foreigner - 100.00
Research scholars - 100.00
Videography - Rs. 1500.00 (With special permission)
Museum shall remain closed on every Monday
other Gazetted holidays.