A beautiful collection of Buddhist and Hindu bronzes and a number of undamaged statues of the Lord Buddha are showcased in the Nalanda Archaeological Museum. Two enormous terra-cotta jars of the first century stand intact behind the museum in a shaded enclosure. The collection includes copper plates and stone inscriptions, coins, pottery and samples of burnt rice 12th century AD found among the ruins here.
A rich wealth of stone sculptures and images, terracotta, bronzes and other antiquarian objects are preserved in its reserve collection. It is a must visit for those interested in history and architecture.