Museum – Vikramshila
Archaeological Museum, Vikramshila
(District Bhagalpur, Bihar)
The museum is located at Antichak in district Bhalgalpur. It was established in 2004 to display the antiquities recovered in course of excavation at the site. The museum building forms a cruciform on plan. The antiquities belong to Pala period have been displayed in the ground floor and first floor of the museum building. A scaled model of the excavated site of Vikramshila is on display at the first floor of the building.
The ground floor of the museum exhibits stone sculptures of Buddhist pantheon such as Buddha, Bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara, Loknath, Jambhala, Marichi, Tara, Aparajita. The images of Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh, Kartikeya, Chamuna, Mahisasurmardini, Krishna and Sudama, Surya, Vishnu are among important objects of Brahmanical order. Besides this terracotta moulds and figurines as well as iron objects are other important objects on display.
The first floor contains the antiquities like beads of various shapes, pendants, locket, finger rings, terracotta animal and bird figurines, perforated pot Bronze images of Buddhist and Brahmaical deity and shell objects and stone sculptures of Buddhist pantheon such as Buddha, Manjushri Vajrapani, Avalokitesvara.
Opening Hours : 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed on – Friday
Entrance Fee : Free
Dr. Jalaj Kumar Tiwari
Assistant Superintending Archaeologist
Archaeological Museum, Archaeological Survey of India, Vikramshila, (Antichak),