Tribal Museum


The Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts, popularly known as Tribal Museum, also conceptually labeled as Museum of Man, is a museum in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India.It was established in the year 1953. This Museum is an integrated part of the Scheduled Castles and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI), which disseminates knowledge covering the human species in totality.

Tribal Museum also known as Orissa Museum of Tribal Art and Artifacts, located on Gopabandhu Nagar near CRP Square about 3 kms from the Bhubaneshwar railway station, provides a detailed information about the tribal life and culture of Orissa. Sometimes referred as Tribal Research Institute Museum (Museum of Man), it is basically a research center that reveal about more than sixty varied tribal groups of Orissa, their way of living, handicrafts, musical instruments, songs, dances and festivals.

The Tribal Museum has a rich collection of stone and wood sculptures, metal objects and images, weapons, wooden objects, anthropological objects, jewelry, textiles, terracotta, tribal dresses and also some remarkable records, which have been conserved about these tribes. The museum also exhibits the huts of the Orissan tribes namely Santal, Juang, Gadaba, Saora and Kondh. Other added attraction of the tribal museum is the library and a small zoo. The tribal museum is kept open from 10 am to 5 pm on all days except National holidays and Sundays.

The Tribal Museum (Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts) of Bhubaneswar is home to a rich collection of artifacts, crafts and art objects belonging to different tribes (Adivasis) living in several parts of the state of Odisha. The museum exhibits dresses and ornaments, hunting and agricultural implements, weapons, personal belongings, photographs, arts of the tribes like Saora, Paroja, Koya, Kutia Kandha, Dongria Kandha, Bhottada, Santal, Kolha, Juang and others.

This superb musum is a must for anthropologically inclined visitors interested in Odisha's 62 tribes or considering a visit to Odisha's tribal areas. Complete with interactive elements, its galleries display traditional dress, bead ornaments, heavy silver collars, coin necklaces, elaborate headdresses, ornate wine pipes and musical instruments. One gallery is dedicated entirely to weaponry, fishing, hunting and agricultural equipment. You can buy colourful cloth paintings by the Saora people here. Bus 801 goes to nearby Azad Marg.

Tribal Research Institute Museum is a museum in Bhubaneswar, Odisha inside the campus of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Research & Training Institute. It has life-sized authentic tribal dwellings, created by the tribal craftsmen offers a view of the State's tribal heritage.It has sections which showcase tribal artifacts and objects, focusing on well researched, documented cultural life of tribals of Odisha. It is headed by a Director, who is in the rank of a University Professor, and the administrative control lies in the hands of ST, SC, Minorities, and Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha.

History


The Regional Museum of Natural History in Bhubaneswar was established in the year 2004. The main motive of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India behind establishing the museum is to create awareness about the environment and promoting conservation education among the general public and students. People are offered vital information about the flora and fauna and their importance for the human beings. The museum exhibits plants, animals and vibrant geology of Odisha, North East region and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. One of the prominent attractions of the museum is the huge skeleton of Baleen Whale that captivates the attention of the visitors.

Address: RL PO, Doordarshan Colony, Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar
Timing: 10:00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed: Sunday and Public Holidays

Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts


The museum was essentially set up by the tribal craftsmen to provide information about the rich Odisha tribal heritage. The museum has been recognized by the UNESCO as one of the best maintained tribal museums in India. The museum displays the clothing, wooden, metal, stone objects and jewelry items of Bonda, Lanjia Saora and Santhal tribes. There is also a library and small zoo in the museum that enthrall the visitors, particularly the students.

Address: National Highway 5, Gopabandhu Nagar, Bhubaneswar
Timing: 10:00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed: Sunday and Public Holidays


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