Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art

Himachal Culture and Folk ArtThe museums can be broadly defined as the national and regional heritage places. Here, the citizens document and provide lot of information about the past of the area and the regions.

Most of the cities, regions and nations have preserved their past in the museums to educate their present and future generations.

The idea is to remind them about their past, the glories are recalled; the mistakes are remembered and the young generation learn the lessons.

It is also a document of the journey of human being through the centuries.

History of Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art

Manali has various museums; the prominent among these museums is the Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art which was founded in 1998. Located just near the Hadimba Devi Temple it is just 2 kilometer away from the Main Market. The founder of the Museum was Mr. V.L. Sood, who with his colleagues travelled the region since 1990 to collect various antiques, document their use, importance and their history.

Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art


The Museum displays the various parts of the history of the region which includes the models of the old forts, temples and houses. It also includes the traditional utensils, dresses, wood carvings, ritual and musical instruments. The display collection of this museum takes the visitor in the past and helps to explore and analyze the history, culture, art and traditions. It opens the doors of the past and helps us to get a vast knowledge about the old days which stretches to the centuries. The museum also offers the research scholars an opportunity to study the past by giving them some interesting puzzles in form of relics.

Collections at Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk ArtThis museum is very famous all over the state due to its extraordinary and unique collection of the rare and unknown antiques form the state. It also has some extinct items which recall the forgotten handicraft, art and culture of the state. The items which are displayed in the museum provide lot of information regarding the early human activities, their lifestyle and daily activities.

Also, it brings information about different cultures which prevailed in ancient Himachal Pradesh inside one roof. It also provides detailed information to the young generation and the visitors about the art, culture and tradition of the region. The museum provides strong evidence about the state’s proficiency in various handicrafts such as house construction, stone vessels, wood carvings and handlooms. When you are staying in Manali for your vacation, you must visit this museum.

How to Reach Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art

It is very easy to reach Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art Manali as it is located just near the Hadimba Devi Temple at Utopia Complex. The place is just 2 kilometers away from the Main Mall of Manali. When you visit Mall, you can just walk to visit the Museum. Also, you can use bus, taxi or car to visit this place. The complex which houses Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art also has a hotel where you can stay during your vacation in Manali.

Accommodation near Museum of Himachal Culture

The complex where Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art is housed also has a hotel, which has family suites, decent rooms and homely accommodation. The rooms are completely furnished with the basic and luxury facilities for the benefits of the guests. The hotel also provides special prices for the scholars and the groups of students who study different subjects such as art, musicology, culture and handicrafts.

Location of Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art
Address:

Utopia Complex
Near Hadimba Devi temple
Manali

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