Set on top of a hill called Inverarm in Shimla, the State Museum is housed in a colonial building. One has to hike about 1500m to get to the museum. It has a rich collection of anthropological items, early 19th century Pahari miniature paintings and numismatic finds on display. It also houses a collection of bronze idols from the temples scattered all around Himalayas, contemporary oil paintings, which capture some of the most picturesque scenes from the Himalayas, and a small collection of the deity masks, found in the valleys of Kullu and Sarahan, dating back to 19th and 20th century.
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Address: Mall Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171001, IndiaTelephone: 177 2805044Approximate visit duration for : 1 to 2 hours