Himachal State Museum Timings, Entry fees, Route, Pics

Shimla Himachal State Museum also popularly known as Himachal Pradesh State Museum of Shimla is one of the popular tourist destinations of Shimla. The museum is known for its ancient artefacts, old coins, miniature paintings, jewellery, weapons. The museum was established in the hill architectural style. To explore the beauty of the museum one has to trek 1500 m high as the museum is housed on the top of the hill. The museum was inaugurated in the year 1974 on the 26th of January. The museum is full of galleries and full of interesting stuff and all the information is been clearly described so one can be independently acquired the knowledge and can feast the Himalayan artefacts and histories.

Himachal State Museum Timings

Opened: All Days of the Week

Closed: On Mondays

Best Time to Visit: Nov-May.


Morning – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Afternoon – 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm


Doordarshan Kendra, Museum Road Near,

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh – 171004, India

Entrance fees:

  • Adult Indians- Rs.30/- per head
  • Children (5 to 10 years)- Rs.20 /- per head
  • Foreign National – Rs. 100/- per head

Camera Fee:

  • For Indians Rs.50/-
  • Foreigners- Rs. 100/-
  • Video camera (Indians) Rs.1500 /-
  • Video camera (Foreigners) Rs.2000 /-


  • Washroom- Available
  • Small canteen Available

Nearby Attractions:

  • Annadale
  • Chadwick Falls
  • Himachal Pradesh State Museum
  • Indian Institute of Advance Studies
  • Jakhoo Hill
  • Kamna Devi Temple
  • Kufri
  • Pabbar Valley
  • Rampur
  • Sarahan
  • Summer Hill
  • The Glen
  • The Mall

How to Reach Himachal State Museum?

By Air:

Jubarhati Airport is the nearest Airport which is 23 km away.

By Railway Station:

Kalka Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station which is 1 km away from the town.

Taxi is available from Railway station to museum.

By Road:

Shimla is well connected by other major cities.

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