Established in 2009 with an aim to preserve and display the centuries-old cultural, historical and archaeological heritage of Jharkhand, the State Museum at Hotwar has seven amazing galleries. The museum was set up on the premises of the Tribal Research Institute in 1974 but was later shifted to Hotwar. The museum also houses a library which has a sitting capacity of 300 people and contains books on a range of subjects like art, culture and archaeology. The Ethnological Gallery of the museum introduces visitors with the tribal lifestyle through life-sized models. From their physical features and houses to costumes and musical instruments used by them, you will come across everything that displays the lifestyle of the tribal communities. The Sculptural Gallery at the museum displays sculptural pieces belonging to the early medieval period. The museum also exhibits a rare collection of pottery artefacts belonging to Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilisations. Tourists can also visit the paintings gallery, which displays collections from renowned artists of the region.

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