Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : INR 10
Timings : April - November: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
December - March: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art located in Manali has a beautiful collection of ancient and traditional heritage belonging to the region. Tourists find the museum a perfect place to get a glimpse into the ancient way of life of the people of Himachal Pradesh. The antique artefacts on display give insights into the long forgotten art, handicraft and the ancient culture of the state. This draws not just tourists but also researchers from all over the world to study the ancient civilization. History buffs are bound to find the attraction very appealing, and this is a perfect place to visit with kids to introduce them to the rich heritage of Himachal Pradesh.
Established in Manali in 1998, the eclectic Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art has a unique collection on display that includes traditional apparel, jewellery, accessories, utensils, furniture, traditional household items, musical instruments, handloom, etc. There are also models of the ancient houses and temples that help tourists know how the early generations of the region lived and survived. Some of these artefacts are still used in some rural parts of the state but aren't found anywhere else. The museum also has a beautiful collection of handicraft from the lost times that include painting, woodwork, traditional masks made of wood, etc. Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art has been appreciated for inventing a technique to preserve the antique wooden masks. The well-kept items open the doors to the times gone by. So, whether one visits to gain knowledge of the early inhabitants of Himachal Pradesh or to get inspired, this is the place to be while visiting Manali.
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