Tue-Sun, Mar-Aug 1100-1830, Sep-Feb 1000-1730, Rs.10,
An open air exhibition of tribal house types located of Shyamla Hills, the Tribal Habitat is a presentation of actual size dwellings typical of contemporary tribal cultures in various state of India. The exhibition highlights architectural features and has elaborately displayed interiors. The surroundings have been reconstructed to match some of the interesting environmental features of tribal villages. The habitat is open every day except on Mondays and National holidays, from 10am to 6pm
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (A Post Colonial Museum)
The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind) is a unique Museum; spread over 200 acres of undulating land on the Shyamla Hills on the Upper Lake front. It is situated in a prehistoric site and may be the only museum in the world strewn with numerous prehistoric painted rock shelters. It is a post colonial museum of communities rather than objects, dedicated to in situ revitalization of local knowledge systems and life enhancing traditions rather than ex situ display of objects. It is engaged in recollection rather than collection. The museum display has been crated directly by the folk and tribal communities, camping at site, to create a miniature presentation of Indian folk ways through display of eco specific habitations & subsistence practices in the tribal, coastal, desert, and Himalayan habitats. The library, audio-visual archive, computerized documentation and the collection of ethnographic specimens in the Museum, though modest in size are among the best in the world.
Government Archaeological Museum (State Museum)
Banganga Rd., Tue-Sun 1000-1700, Rs.50 foreigner, Rs.10 Indians, cameras Rs.10
A fine collection of sculptures are on display here from various parts of Madhya Pradesh. Highlights of the collections are : paintings of various schools, copies of paintings from the Bagh Caves near mandu and the statues of kakshmi and the Buddha. The museum is open from 10 to 5pm on all days except Mondays and Gazatted holidays.
Regional Science Centre
Basically a science museum located on the picturesque Shyamala Hills, Regional Science Centre houses about 300 participatory exhibits distributed equally in ‘Invention’ & ‘Fun Science’ galleries and a Planetarium. The museum remains open from 10.30am to 6.30pm on all days except Mondays.