7 Museums in Chandigarh That Everyone Should Visit Once

Chandigarh is a young city but it still has a number of museums that are a perfect way to get connected to the city beautiful. Chandigarh is well known for its architecture and one thing that can connect you to the city are these museums in Chandigarh. From rag dolls museum to Le Carbusier museum and from High court museum to the Government museum, Chandigarh has it all.

If you are excited to know about the city or are somehow finding some museums in Chandigarh that can be visited as a local or as a tourist, then this post is for you. We have listed some famous museums of Chandigarh along with what they have, their timings, location and other details. Let’s dig it!

 The Government Museum and Art Gallery

The Govt. Museum and Art Gallery is a combination of 3 museums – architecture, science, arts that offer art from classic to modern. While the architecture aspect covers all plans made for the city, science part of this Chandigarh museum consists of history and fossils of dinosaurs. The arts section over here has a vivid sneak peek into mesmerizing works of great artists and includes paintings and sculptures.

The Government and arts museum in Chandigarh also gives an insight into the post-independence and post-partition politics, sociology and town planning of Chandigarh.

Location: Sector 10, Chandigarh

Timings: 9:45 am to 4:30 pm

Days open: Tuesday to Sunday

Chandigarh Architecture Museum

Located in Sector 10 of Chandigarh, Architecture museum is all about the architecture of Chandigarh. It is is  the main building within Chandigarh’s museum complex. It narrates the story of Chandigarh – its history, evolution and development.

Location: Sector 10, Chandigarh

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

Days Open: Tuesday to Sunday

 Natural History Museum

Then we a house of the Natural History Museum in Chandigarh. It exhibits natural history of animals, plants, humans, ecosystems, geology, paleontology, and climatology.

Location: Sector 10C, Chandigarh

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

Days Open: Tuesday to Sunday

International Dolls Museum

The International Dolls Museum at Chandigarh is an excellent exhibition of ethnic dolls from every Indian state, highlighting the integration of Indian folk cultures. Along with that, 250 dolls from countries like Russia, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Korea decorate this museum which is a treat to the eyes. This Chandigarh museum also has a toy train that takes one to a journey to childhood and tickles the child in everyone of us.

Location: Bal Bhawan, Udyog Path, Sector 23-B, Chandigarh

Timings: 10 am to 4:30 pm

Days Open: Tuesday to Sunday

Le Corbusier Centre

This museum in Chandigarh has architectural mentions of contributions made by Le Corbusier while making Chandigarh. Formerly, Le Corbusier’s office building where he devised the master plan of Chandigarh, this museum hosts works of painting and art, sculptures, furniture used by Le Corbusier and his enthralling literary works. It contains all proposals that were made, accepted and denied for the city. The Le Corbusier Center at Chandigarh is a must visit.

Location: Old Architect Building, Madhya Marg, Sector 19B, Chandigarh

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

Days Open: Tuesday to Sunday

High Court Museum

The High Court Museum is loacated in Sector 1. The exact location of this museum in Chandigarh is at the capitol complex. Historical records maintained like Bhagat Singh’s trial at Lahore, arrest of Dr. Kitchlew, creation of post Chief Justice, arrest of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru are some things that are of much interest. More significant physical records include Nathu Ram Godse’s handcuffs (Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin)  and a copy of original Constitution of India signed by Constituent Committee. It offers a pool of historical knowledge.

Location: Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

Days Open: Monday to Saturday

Rag Dolls Museum

Rag Dolls Museum is one of the latest addition to the list of Museums in Chandigarh. It has been created at Phase 3 of Rock Garden to pay respect to Sh. Nek Chand. The Rag Dolls Museum was a dream that Nek Chand wanted to see. This Chandigarh museum that was inaugurated on the second death anniversary of Nek Chand, showcases a number of rag dolls made by the artist himself. There are over 200 different rag dolls. Apart from dolls, visitors to Rag Dolls Museum Chandigarh will also get a glimpse of village life that includes – bullock carts, wells and other rural features.

Location: Phase 3, Rock Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh

Timings: 9 am to 7 pm

Days Open: All 7 days open.

These 7 museums based in Chandigarh are a must visit. Plan your trip sometime soon.


Ajay Deep

Ajay Deep is a young enthusiast who Loves Chandigarh and is always eager to make this beautiful city even more beautiful. A Mechanical Engineer By Chance and Working in an IT MNC by Choice. A Writer, Photographer and a Budding Entrepreneur. A Designer, Developer and Digital Marketing Expert. In brief : A Jack of All Trades and Master of Few :) You may reach Ajay Deep at ajay@chandigarhmetro.com
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