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Kangra Art Museum

Museum of Kangra Art at Dharamshala  is committed to play a constructive role not only in protecting and preserving the Art heritage of the past, but also spreading awareness among the people about the splendid cultural heritage by presenting original source-material and evidences of human creativeness and enterprise .The Kangra region of  Himachal Pradesh has vast potential in the field of art and archaeology .This region is also known worldwide for inimitable Kangra miniature  Painting that has brought Himachal Pradesh on the art-map of world . In order to protect and preserve that splendid heritage , the museum of Kangra Art was established on 17th January 1990 at Dharamshala .

The museum of Kangra Art , housed in a newly-built building at a commanding height of Kotwali Bazar near Dhauladhar Hotel of HP Tourism Department , is a treasure house of rich Tangible cultural heritage of the enchanting Kangra region . The Museum has some of its objects on display in the following galleries :

  • Archaeological Gallery
  • Kangra Miniature painting Gallery
  • Jewellery Gallery
  • Textile Gallery
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A treasure trove for all the creativity to come out of the Kangra valley, the Kangra Art Museum stocks various arts and crafts depicting the rich heritage of its people. With artefacts dating all the way back to the 5th century, make a trip and browse through some of their most famous miniature paintings, a rich collection of sculptures, pottery and other anthropological objects.

1990
1990
History of the Museum

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the Kangra Art Museum stocks various arts and crafts depicting the rich heritage of its people. With artefacts dating all the way back to the 5th century, make a trip and browse through some of their most famous miniature paintings, a rich collection of sculptures, pottery and other anthropological objects. Housing shamianas and dresses that belonged to the area’s royalty, and even old carvings, coins, jewellery and manuscripts from back in the day, it’s a great way to take in the history. There’s even a specific section displaying the works of contemporary artists, sculptures and photographers and a well-stocked library just below.
1982
1982
Moving in

New home

Kangra painting is the pictorial art of Kangra, named after Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, a former princely state, which patronized the art. It became prevalent with the fading of Basohli school of painting in mid-18th century, and soon produced such a magnitude in paintings both in content as well as volume, that the Pahari painting school, came to be known as Kangra paintings.
1982
1982
Moving in

New home

Kangra painting is the pictorial art of Kangra, named after Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, a former princely state, which patronized the art. It became prevalent with the fading of Basohli school of painting in mid-18th century, and soon produced such a magnitude in paintings both in content as well as volume, that the Pahari painting school, came to be known as Kangra paintings.
1615
1615
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The Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra State (the Katoch dynasty), which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India. The fort of Kangra resisted Akbar's siege in 1615.
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GENERAL INFORMATION:

Timings:                          10 am to 5 pm

(Monday and Gazetted holidays closed)

ENTRY FEE

Others                           :   Rs.50/- each

PHOTOGRAPHY

Indian :  Rs.50/- , Other :  Rs.100/-

Research scholars        :    Rs. 30/-

VIDEOGRAPHY

Documentary                 :  Rs.1500/-Indian citizen, :  Rs.10/- each

Simple Videography      :  Rs.100/-

Rent of Exhibition  Hall  : Rs.500/- per day

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Luv this Place.... & Good cleaning and everything is OK..."

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"It's a nice calm place well maintained ..."

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This place is fabulous. The great artifacts and historical art is preserved here. The tour was extraordinary. The museum staff is extremely friendly. I thoroughly loved being there. The library is the must watch. The museum in its entirety is exceptional.

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KANGRA MUSEUM & FORT

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Tue ‒ Sun: 10am ‒ 05pm
Mon: Closed

Adults: ₹40
Children & Students free

Kangra Valley, Near Kotwali Bazaar, Dharamshala
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