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Victoria Museum Vijayawada Address: Krishna District, M G Road, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, 520013, India
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Vijayawada with its umpteen number of sightseeing options attracts tourists from all over the country. For archaeology lovers, Victoria Museum located on the Bandar Road is a must visit tourist spot in Vijayawada. Also known as Victoria Jubilee Museum, this museum of the Archaeological Department was built in 1887 to honour the Golden jubilee coronation of Queen Victoria. It is also the place where Congress Party held a meeting in 1921 to decide the party’s flag. Mahatma Gandhi added a wheel to the tricolor flag which became the Indian National Congress’s official flag. With its varied collection of arts and artifacts, Victoria Museum is one the prime attractions of Vijaywada worth visiting by each and every one.
Victoria Museum is known to conserve huge collections of ancient sculptures, inscriptions, idols, paintings, cutlery and weapons. Victoria Museum also contains prehistoric stone tools, arms, gold and silver coins, pottery, manuscripts, Neolithic and Microlithic implements. The granite statue of Buddha and the white limestone figure of Buddha in standing position brought from Alluru are major attractions here. An example of sculptural excellence, the museum also contains an idol of Lord Shiva, dating back to 4th - 5th century. This idol is another prime attraction of the museum.
Victoria Museum is a must visit tourist spot for lovers of archaeology and historic and prehistoric artifacts. The various exhibits displayed in the museum are carefully preserved and attracts visitors with its unique collections. Situated in one of the busiest locations, Victoria Museum is easily reachable and the various exhibits displayed here can be viewed free of charge. The museum is closed on Fridays and public holidays. A place worth visiting by young and old alike, Victoria Museum is definitely a major attraction of Vijayawada.