Kittur Rani Channamma Memorial Museum, Kithur

Kittur is a famous principality and its queen Channamma Rani very bravely fought the English. Thanks to the unstinted interest of the then Minister for Education Sri S.R. Kanthi, a museum to commemorate the famous queen of this small principality of Karnataka came into existence in 1967. This museum is…

Government Museum, Chitradurga

Thanks to the personal effort and love for the local antiquities of one Sri Hullur Srinivasa Jois, a small museum was started. Initially it consisted only of antiquities from the famous site of Chandra valli which was excavated by the Department of Archaeology and Museums in 1947. But later on,…

Government Museum, Madikeri

This museum was started in 1971. The museum at the moment is housed in an old Church. It has collections of antiquities made in the surrounding area. The most important antiquities in this museum include a large number of sculptures, mainly of the Tirthankaras, a number of coins and documents…

Government Museum, Basavakalyan

Basavakalyan is a very important town in the region. It was the capital of the Chalukyas and was known in the 10th-12th Centuries A.D. as Kalyani. The town has an old fort and within the fort a museum has been started and the museum consists of specimens, such as inscriptions,…

Government Museum, Gulbarga

The twin domed -structures on the Sedam road, Gulbarga, were renovated for housing the regional Museum. The Museum is now one of the important institutions, in the area, because it has one of the most valuable collections of early art of Karnataka. The site of Sannati in Chittapur taluka was…

Government Museum, Shimoga

There was a great demand for a museum in the district headquarters of Shimoga. Thanks to the help and enthusiasm of many local people and particularly of Sri H L. Nagegowda, I.A.S., a Museum was started in the present Library building in the town of Shimoga. It is still housed…

Sreemanthi Bai Memorial Government Museum, Mangalore

The Sreemanthi Bai Memorial Museum is one of the prime tourist attractions of the city of Mangalore. Situated on a prominent hillock, in the Kadri hills, it commands a magnificent view of Arabian Sea; the Western Ghats and one can easily identify that!amiliar land mark, the” Kuduremukha” from the terrace…

Sri K. Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore

The State Government was very seriously considering the establishment of an Art Gallery in the State capital. This cherished desire fructified itself when Sri Ramaraju, the nephew of late Sri K. Venkatappa an artist of international repute, came forward to present to the Government of Mysore, the art works of…

Government Museum, Bangalore

The Government Museum at Bangalore started functioning in a rented building during the year 1865 with the specimens donated by public. A separate building in the Cubbon Park was constructed by the Government on the lines adopted in the Western Countries. The new building was occupied in 1879 and the…