As an important tourist attraction The Sanchi Museum stands witness to Indian's rich religious and architectural heritage.Display of several rare and antique items make this museum worth visiting. The Sanchi Museum has a very verdant setting.
History of Sanchi Museum :
An archeological museum was developed by Sir John Marshall in the year 1919 which was later converted in to the Sanchi Museum . The Archaeological Survey of India is presently owns this Museum . It is kept open for public viewing from 9'o clock in the morning to 5'o clock in the evening. The entry fee is also very nominal.
Description of Sanchi Museum :
A large number of earliest known stone sculptures in India that date back to the 3rd, 2nd and 1st century B.C have been collected in the Sanchi Museum. All of them have been gathered from Sanchi itself. Caskets and Pottery several centuries old can be seen housed in the museum. Certain metal objects that were used by the monks have also been kept in the museum. Parts of the Toranas or ornamental gateways are preserved in the museum. The famous Ashok Lion Capital which was later adopted as the National Emblem of India is also kept in the museum. Statues of a Yakshi and a Buddha carved in red sandstone are also quite noteworthy.