Among the most important museums in the state, Manipur State Museum offers great insight into the history and lives of the people of Manipur and its fascinating tribal heritage. The most striking feature of the museum is the 54-ft-long royal boat named Hiyang Hiren, which has been displayed in the museum's open gallery. From costumes and polo equipment used by the royalty to tribal clothes, war weapons, ancient relics and documents, visitors will come across some rare exhibits. The museum also houses a great collection of portraits of the former rulers of Manipur, along with traditional agricultural equipment, Buddha relics, tribal ornaments, smoking pipes and Manipur textiles. The museum also conducts regular exhibitions, cultural appreciation courses and awareness programmes for visitors. The museum can be visited from 10 am to 4 pm on all days except Mondays and second Saturdays.

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