District – Patna
Circuit – Archaeological and General and Buddhist
Road- Vidyapati Marg, off Dak Banglow Road
About / Importance – The state museum of Bihar is an important place not to be left out of the itinerary of anybody visiting the State Capital. Located at the heart of the city it boasts of the innumerable heritage collections found in the region replete in glorious historical settings. Built by the British rulers in 1917 the grand building is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic architectural style.
The relic found in the excavation of the Vaishali stupa, believed to contain the Buddha’s last mortal remains is preserved in this museum. The most prized collection of the museum is the famous Dibarganj Yakshini discovered at the bank of Ganga in 1917. The beautiful highly polished stone sculpture is a marvellous specimen of the past glory of Indian sculptors. The numerous archaeological objects like coins, artefacts, sculptures adorn the displayed galleries of the museum.