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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 .Read More…..

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Kangra Valley, Near Kotwali Bazaar, Dharamshala, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176215, India
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Closed on Mondays and National Holidays
Tue ‒ Thu: 09am ‒ 05pm ,Fri ‒ Sun: 09am ‒ 05pm , Mon Closed

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Adults: ₹40

Children & Students: free

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History of the Museum

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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
Kangra Fort Model

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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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Museum of Kangra Art Dharamshala Department of Language & Culture, Govt. Of Himachal Pardesh



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    Tue ‒ Sun: 09am ‒ 05pm
    Mon: Closed

    Adults: ₹40
    Children & Students free

    Kangra Valley, Near Kotwali Bazaar, Dharamshala
    +91-9418136999, +91-1892-224214

    Kangra Art Museum

    Kangra Art Museum