Opened in 1974, The State Museum contains sculptures, paintings, and exhibits about the art, archaeology and cultural anthropology of the Himachal Region and other states of India. The museum has about 9000 objects in the collection.
While in Shimla, it is advised not to miss the glimpses of the Shimla State Museum. Also known as the Himachal State Museum, it is situated on Mount Pleasant. Sprawling lawns along with rich culture and heritage are really remarkable and exotic.
Various galleries like Indian archeology, Photographs, Bronzes, Arms Gallery, Gandhi Gallery, Philatelic, Anthropological, Pahari Miniature Paintings, Rajasthan Paintings, Contemporary Art, Himachal archaeology, Prehistoric objects, Wood Carvings, Monuments, and Wall Paintings Gallery.