The Himachal State Museum is located at the peak of Mount Pleasant in a villa called Inverarm. It houses cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage artefacts, in addition to historical sculptures and paintings from across the state. Founded in 1974, the museum also houses a great collection of Mughal, Rajasthani and contemporary paintings along with Pahari miniatures. Tourists can see several artefacts made of bronze, and philatelic and anthropological exhibits at the museum. The museum displays Gupta sculptures and some of the finest exhibits include the stone images of Masrur and Kullu masks. The library houses a good collection of historical books and manuscripts. Lying a stone's throw from Scandal Point, it can be visited between 10 am and 5 pm. It remains closed on Mondays and official holidays.

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