The rich treasure of antiquarian values unearthed by
Cunnigham, Growse, Fuhrer and others formed the nucleus of this museum.
The museum was founded by F.S. Growse in 1874. The collections were
shifted to the present building in 1930. Regional in character its scope
was limited primarily to the archeological finds from the
The vast collection includes stone sculptures, bas reliefs, architectural fragments, inscriptions of various faiths and creeds, coins, terracotta, inscribed bricks, pottery pieces, clay seals, bronze objects and paintings. The museum has the richest and by far the most important collection of the Mathura School of Sculptures of 3rd century B.C - 12th century A.D.
The museum can be visited everyday except Monday, on the second Sunday of every month and other government gazetted holidays.
1st July to 30th April: 10.30 am to 4.3o pm.
1st May to 30th June: 7.30 am to 12.30 pm.