Directorate of Museum

In the State of Bihar, there are museums of different categories such as:

Museums owned by the State Govt.
Museums owned by Central Govt.
Museums owned by Universities/Semi-Govt. Organisations
Museums owned by Non-Govt. Organisations (Trust, Society, etc.)
Museums run by private individuals


Museums run by the Private Individuals are as follows:

  1. Jalan Museum, Qila House, Patna City

The Jalan Museum was established by late Shri Diwan Bahadur Radha Krishna Jalan with his entire collection of art objects in the year 1954. It is a private museum housed in a purposely built building by the founder himself. The collection of objects - numbering to about ten thousand - belonged mostly to the modern period, include those of stone, metal, terracotta, ivory, glass and porcelains. Besides, a few manuscripts may also be mentioned to the credit of the museum. Of the art objects, many are European and a few from the far-and-near-eastern countries of Asia.

  1. Kumar Sangrahalay, Hasanpur, Samastipur

Dr. P. K. Singh ‘Maun’ of Hasanpur (Dist. Samastipur) collected numerous objects and artifacts and established Kumar Sangrahalaya at his native village Hasanpur itself. The museum collection comprises a good number of terracottas, stone sculptures, paintings, manuscripts and coins.

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