Government Museum Mathura, Mathura

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Government Museum, Mathura commonly referred as Mathura museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura city of Uttar Pradesh state in India. The museum was founded by then collector of the Mathura district, Sir F. S. Growse in 1874. Initially it was known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, then Archaeology Museum, Mathura, and finally changed to the Government Museum, Mathura.OverviewThe museum houses artifacts pottery, sculptures, paintings, and coins primarily from in and around Mathura, plus discoveries made by noted colonial archaeologists like Alexander Cunningham, F. S. Growse, and Fuhrer. The museum is famous for ancient sculptures of the Mathura school dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD., during Kushan Empire and Gupta Empire. today it is one of the leading museums of Uttar Pradesh.The Government of India issued a postage stamp on October 9, 1974 on the centenary of the museum.Notable collectionFurther readingSharma, R. C. 1976. Mathura Museum and Art. 2nd revised and enlarged edition. Government Museum, Mathura.Growse, F. S. 1882. Mathura A District Memoir.Kumar, Jitendera. Masterpieces Of Mathura Museum. Sundeep Prakashan..
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  • This is nice place and well organized. There were many collection like sculpture and artifacts. Cleaning was great.  more »
  • Mathura museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura city. There was artifacts pottery, sculptures, paintings, and coins in collection. Good place for visit with kids.  more »
  • Entry fee 5₹ per person.. n mobile or camera fee 25₹ per person.. museum has collection of ancient sculptures retrieved in and around mathura.. many are ruins.. but we can still see the expertise in sculpture of ancient Indians...
  • Mathura State Museum is a least visited tourist place in Mathura city. However, it is a treasure trove for its unique collection of Gandhara style of sculptures. It houses a rare Kanishka statue; besides many Buddha, Surya and Vishnu statues.

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