Time Required : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday to Thursday (Museum closed on Fridays)
Entry Fee : INR 30 - Indian nationals
INR 250 - Foreign nationals
Located initially on a hilltop near the Sanchi Stupa by Sir John Marshall in 1919, the Sanchi museum, now preserved and maintained by the ASI at the foothill of the Stupa, houses many unique and interesting Buddhist artefacts that were discovered during the clearance and excavation done at Sanchi. The museum became open for public in 1966, when the museum was shifted. Its expanse is over 6.3 acres of land and houses a main hall and 4 galleries, consisting of artefacts and objects datable from the 3rd to the 12th century BC.
The galleries and the main hall comprise of various statues, carvings and artefacts of the various kingdoms that ruled Sanchi over a 1000 years, beginning from King Ashoka building the Stupa in the 3rd Century. Most objects have been excavated from Sanchi itself, but some had been discovered in the neighbourhood areas. The museum is open for public viewing from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Saturday to Thursday. (the museum is closed on Fridays). There is an entry fee of INR 30 for Indian nationals, and INR 250 for foreign nationals.
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