This notable museum was developed by a group of industrialists in the 1960s. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum or Sir M Visvesvaraya Museum is one of the units of National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
The museum is built on 40,000 sq. ft. of land area in the Cubbon Park. The museum is located at Kasturba Road. It is built with the help of financial support given by renowned industrialists, State and Government of India. The museum was inaugurated by the late Prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on 11th November, 1962. It is surrounded by stately buildings like Vidhan Soudha, High court, etc. The museum is just 5 kms away from the City Railway and Bus station. Visvesvaraya Museum Bangalore address is mentioned in the contact details. For any other information call Justdial Bangalore.
About Sir M Visvesvaraya Museum, Bangalore
The museum opened the first gallery on “Electro Technic” for public viewing on 27th July, 1965. Later in the year 1978, National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) an autonomous society was set up under the Dept. of Culture, Government of India. Regional Science Centre at Tirupathi, District Science Centre at Gulbarga, District Science Centre at Tirunelveli operate under this museum.
Sir M Visvesvaraya Museum, Bangalore organizes various activities for the visitors. It conducts Taramandal Show, Science Demonstration Show, Sky Observation Programme, Popular Science Lecture and Commemorative Programme. It also organizes activities for students. Some of the activities are Southern India Science Fair, Science Drama Competition, Science Quiz Contest, Student’s Science Seminar and Creative Ability programmes.
Several Teacher’s Training Programmes are also conducted. Mobile Science Exhibition takes place every year. There is a state of the art Convention Centre inside the museum. The auditorium accommodates about 150 people at a time. It is an ideal location for holding conferences, workshops, exhibitions etc. related to education and scientific programmes.
The museum has seven permanent exhibition halls, namely – Engine Hall, Electrotechnic, Fun Science, Space-Emerging Technology, Biotechnological Revolution, BEL-Hall of Electronics and Science for Children. There are two special exhibits named as Dinosaur Corner and Wright Brothers Aeroplane.
The museum has artefacts related to Engines, transportation, telecommunication, aviation, rockets, computational devices etc. Some of the artefacts displayed in the museum are Reaction Turbine, HF Aircraft, Steam Wagon, Circular type calculator Nestler, Edison’s Phonograph, Mechanical Calculator, Grammars Phone, Combination Lock, Sewing Machine, Gramaphone and Steam Locomotive engine. Visvesvaraya Museum timings are mentioned in the above listing. Call JD for any other queries.