7 Unique Museums in India to Add to your travel list

India is a country rich with culture and heritage. However, it is not always just boring stuff. The extensive bouquet of knowledge that India has in its museums can beat the encyclopedias or search engines any given time.

From interesting science museums to illuminating historical hotspots, there are also unique museums in India that are known for it’s uniqueness.

Here are the 7 most unique Museums in India to add to your travel list

  1. Amrapali Jewellery Museum – Jaipur, Rajasthan
  2. Indian Music Experience (IME) Museum – Bengaluru, Karnataka
  3. Vintage Miles – Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
  4. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets – New Delhi, Delhi
  5. NIMHANS Brain Museum – Bengaluru, Karnataka
  6. Sudha Car Museum – Hyderabad, Telangana
  7. Kite Museum – Ahmedabad, Gujarat

1. Amrapali Jewellery Museum

Amrapali Jewellery Museum, Ahemdabad

The museum is a rare celebration of Indian Jewellery and craftsmanship showcasing the finest of Indian aesthetics, creativity, workmanship and artistry.

A celebration of the human form and its timeless linkages with cosmic forces, the glorious pieces on display here are a vivid reminder of how the art of ornamentation is an integral part of ordinary life. Styles created by the numerous regional tribes of India are on display at this compact museum. 

Location:  Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Entry Fee: INR 300

Visit Timing: 11am to 6pm on Mon-Sat

Contact: 01412822700

2. Indian Music Experience Museum(IME)

Indian Music Experience(IME) Museum, Bangalore

It is India’s first interactive music museum. It is the best place for aspiring musicians, music lovers and enthusiasts. This place shows the diversity of Indian music, evolution of music and rages in India, how music industry in India has evolved till date.

The museum has 3 floors in total. There is a sound garden where you can try various instruments and enjoy the soothing vibration. There are nine thematic galleries showcasing various facets of Indian music, an instruments gallery over 100 musical instruments, three mini theatres and several computer based interactive installations that allow the visitor to experience the process of music-making.

Location: JP Nagar, Bangalore city

Entry Fee: INR 150/ $2

Visit Timing: 10am to 6pm on Tue-Sun

Contact: 9686602366

3. Vintage Miles

Vintage Miles, Mahabaleswar

India’s first two-wheeler museum showcases historic mopeds and motorcycles. Some of the vehicles are also accessible for rides and excursions at a price.

The two wheelers are from personal collection of Punekar Vinit Kenjale, who has collected over 500 mopeds, motobikes and scooters in the course of many years. The amazing collection is organized in three sheds- mopeds, scooters and motorcyles. His aim was to keep younger generation in touch with their roots, to get a feel of what commuting used to be like in the 1960-70s.

Location: Panchgani – Mahabaleswar Rd, Metgutad, Maharashtra

Entry Fee: INR 100

Visit Timing: 9am to 6pm on all working days

Contact: 09493682121

4. Sulabh International Museum of Toilet

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, Delhi

The museum is run by Sulabh International, dedicated to the global history of sanitation and toilets. According to Time magazine, the museum is one the weirdest museums among the ’10 museum around the world that are anything but mundane’.

It features a rare collection that details the historic evolution of toilets from 2500 BC all the way up to the present day. The Museum has a stock of interesting anecdotes and facts associated with the development of toilets. His objective in establishing this museum was to address the problems of the sanitation sector in the country, considering the efforts made in various parts of the world in this field since the third millennium BC.

Location: Palam – Dabri Marg, Mahavir Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 

Entry Fee: Free Entry

Visit Timing: 10am to 5pm on Mon-Sat

Contact: 01125053646

5. NIMHANS Brain Museum

NIMHANS Brain Museum, Bengaluru

The unique museum of one of the most important organ of our body-The Brain was set up during 1975 at Bengaluru, India by National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS).The museum has different sections related to brain conditions.

The mission of the Human Brain Museum is to sow the seeds of Neuroscience in school and college students and other visitors so that they have the general understanding, awareness and knowledge about functioning of extremely important organ of our body. The museum allows some of the exhibit to see closely in multi dimensional way, feel the exhibits by taking these in their hand and allow these to touch as a curiosity.

Location: Laljinagar, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru

Entry Fee: Free Entry

Visit timing: 10:30am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm on Saturday & 2:30am to 4:30pm on Wednesday

Contact: 08026995786

6. Sudha Car Museum

Sudha Car Museum, Hyderabad

Sudha Cars Museum is an interesting and unique place to visit; the first of its kind, not only in India but also in the world, it is a handmade car museum.

Sudha Cars Museum also houses vintage cars and displays many kinds of modified cars as well. Here you will find mainly three kinds of vehicles that have been showcased such as creative cars, commercial cars and bikes. What makes the collection even more attractive is the fact that most of the vehicles customized, have been built by using old and unwanted pieces.

Location: Bahadurpura, Hyderabad, Telangana

Entry Fee: INR 100

Visit Timing: 9.30 am to 6.30 on all working days

Contact: 09391905413

7. Kite Museum

Kite Museum, Ahemdabad

The Kite museum is a first of its kind museum that exhibits more than a 100 kites made from a variety of materials and designs. The museum also displays the history of kites starting from 200 BC.

In this museum, one can see an extraordinary collection of kites and types of papers that are used to make kites. The collection of custom made kites included in the museum is mirror work kites, 16-22 cm long kites, Japanese kites, and block print kites. 

Location: Sardar Patel, Bridge, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Entry Fee: Free Entry

Visit Timing: 10am to 6pm on Tue-Sun

Contact: +91- (079) -26578369

It is a whole lot of unique experience. You should atleast once visit these unique museums in your lifetime.

Visiting unique museums provides an opportunity to explore uncharted territories, expand your knowledge, connect with diverse cultures, and stimulate your creativity. It’s a chance to embrace the extraordinary and discover new perspectives that can enrich your understanding of the world.