Bhopal To Get A City Museum Soon

The state tourism board of Madhya Pradesh has announced the setting up of a city museum in Bhopal. The museum will reflect the rich culture, heritage and give a glimpse of the tribals living in the state

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The museum will be housed at the Moti Mahal

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The government has approved the establishment of the first-ever city museum in Bhopal. The Bhopal City Museum will be set up by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board in the left wing of Moti Mahal. The city museum will be a tourist interpretation centre and a citizen engagement centre for heritage and culture lovers.

Upper Lake Bhopal

Speaking on the announcement, Sheo Shekhar Shukla, principal secretary of tourism and culture and managing director of the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, said that Moti Mahal is an important heritage site in Bhopal and a building of great significance. The proposed museum will have 11 galleries, which will focus on the rich history of Bhopal and Madhya Pradesh, covering the historical and geographical context of Madhya Pradesh and the formation of Bhopal in particular.

Lakshmi Narayan Temple Bhopal

Hi Tech Plan

This museum will showcase the rich history and culture of the region. Visitors can see the collection of prehistoric rock paintings, stone tools, archaeological finds, stamps, attire of kings and queens from Bhopal and surrounding areas, ancient sculptures, temple remains, and exquisite art from the Bhopal Nawab period. 

Moti Masjid Bhopal

The tourism department has said that modern technology will be utilised to create an engaging and informative experience for all age groups. As part of the plan, the state tourism department is planning to establish a dedicated and comprehensive museum on the great Parmar King Raja Bhoj, his life, and works at the right wing of Moti Mahal, Bhopal.

Tribal Museum

The tibal museum will house the seven major tribes of the state, namely Gond, Bhil, Baiga, Korku, Bharia, Sahariya, and Kol. Visitors will get a chance to understand the lifestyle of the tribal community closely. Tribal families will stay in these residences for three to six months. Later, on a rotation basis, other families will come to live in these houses. The vision of this initiative is to end the myths and beliefs regarding the tribal society.

Bhojpur temple bhopal

Shukla said that visitors will get an opportunity to meet and interact with these tribes in a house constructed by them. Culture and heritage aficionados will get a memorable experience after seeing these houses of seven different tribes of MP with walls made by plastering mud on bamboo sacks, the idol of Bada Dev outside the house, a mill of mud and stone in the house, storage sheds, cots, items of daily use, and a kitchen. Visitors can experience these facets of tribal community and culture from 6th June 2024.

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