Housing around six galleries that exhibit a great collection of art objects from Adil Shah's period (15th to 17th centuries) and movable cultural property of the region, the Archaeological Museum is a must-visit. Inscriptions in Kannada, Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian are also displayed in the museum, along with ancient coins, wooden carvings, chinaware, miniature paintings and gorgeous carpets. Don't miss the exquisite Brahminical and Jain sculptures that are displayed in the museum. One of the museum's galleries has an interesting collection of arms, weapons and metal ware used by the people of Bijapur during the 15th and 16th centuries.

 

The museum was earlier the Naqquar Khana of the Gol Gumbaz. It was inaugurated in the year 1892.

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