Famous for: Ancient Ruins, Archeology Tours, History and Culture, Museums
At Archaeological Museum in Hampi, you can find ancient sculptures with a history behind it. Archaeological Museum has four galleries containing ruins as well as Hampi models.
When to visit:
january - december
Closed : Friday
10:00 - 17:00 : Sunday - Thursday, Saturday
Still Photography: Not allowed inside the museum
Video Camera: Strictly prohibited
The collection of sculptures from various locations of the ruins were made by British officers and housed earlier at elephant stables. Archaeological Survey of India established its first museum here. In 1972 the antiquities were shifted to a present modern building at Kamalapur. Presently this museum has four galleries enclosing a model of Hampi valley with corridors all around.
The galleries contain temple sculptures, antiquities like arms and armoury, copper plate grants, metal objects of religious utility, brass plates, medieval hero stones, sati stones, stucco figurines, iron objects, sherds of porcelain etc.