Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, a unit under National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is at Gurusaday Road, Kolkata. The first technology museum in India became installation via the industrialist Ghanshyam Das Birla at BITS, in Pilani in a hall of the Tower Building. The museum depicted mainly the industries and business companies of the Birlas. The museum turned into opened to the public in 1954. Ten years later the museum become shifted to the existing constructing.
The 2nd technological know-how museum was mooted through KS Krishnan, physicist and the then Director of National Physical Laboratory, the turned into stimulated and endorsed by using the then high minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. R Subramanian changed into appointed to expand technological know-how museum and planetarium mission by way of NPL in 1956. The science museum of 555 sq.m ground space in Delhi changed into opened for public in 1956, however it became near down with the aid of the authority after few years, although it became preferred via trendy visitors.
Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal and health practitioner changed into inspired to peer Deutsches Museum of Munich. He concept to installation a technology museum and a planetarium in Calcutta. Roy asked to GD Birla for a assist. Birla donated his residential house to the then high minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. The three storied Victorian style architectural building at the side of five bighas land of ‘Birla Park’, wherein they had lived for 35 years.