This museum holds about 35,000 distinctive and rare art pieces that reflect the traditions and skills of Indian craftsmen through textiles, embroidery, paintings and crafts of wood, stone and clay. There are many galleries inside the museum: Tribal and Rural Craft Gallery, Gallery of Popular Culture, Textile Gallery, Gallery of Courtly Crafts. A particular attraction is a village complex that is spread over an area of 5 acre. There are about 15 structures representing village life on display, along with shrines and courtyards from different parts of India. Tourists can also attend a folk art or dance performance. Other interesting features of the museum are a 300-year-old Bhoota collection from the state of Karnataka, handkerchiefs of Chamba with unique embroideries and 300-year-old rare Kashmiri dushalas (shawls).