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Patna Museum

Patna Museum is the state museum of the Indian state of Bihar. Started on 3 April 1917 during the British Raj to house the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of Patna it is in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture and is known locally as the Jadu Ghar. Most of the early collections have now been transferred to Bihar Museum.

Apart from the usual items on display like instruments and archaeological gems, the museum also displays many British Raj paintings of everyday life and India’s first President, Rajendra Prasad’s work.

Bihar Museum

Bihar Museum is a museum located in Patna. It was partially opened in August 2015. 'The children's museum', the main entrance area, and an orientation theatre were the only parts opened to the public in August 2015.Later, in October 2017 remaining galleries were also opened. More than 100 artifacts were transferred here from Patna Museum.

It was planned as a history museum for the state of Bihar, and began construction in Bailey Road, Patna in October 2013 with an estimated budget of ₹498 crore (US$62 million).