About Bapu Museum:
The Bapu Museum, formerly known as the Victoria Jubilee Museum, is located on Vijaywadar MG Road. This is an archeological museum. It is named in the memory of renowned film director, cartoonist, illustrator and writer Bapu. There is a huge collection of sculptures, paintings and patterns of Buddhist and Hindu symbols, some of which are as old as the second and third centuries. It is administrated by the Department of Archeology.
Coins, swords, shields, bracelets, ornaments used by the kings of that time are displayed in the historical gallery here. There are also various stone cut compositions. There is a permanent white limestone statue of Buddha (3rd-4th century) of Alluru, Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga (who’re slaying the buffalo demon), Mahishasura (2nd century) in this museum.
History Behind Bapu Museum:
The museum was built in 1887 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria, the foundation stone of which was laid by Robert Sewell, then District Collector of Krishna District. Initially housed in various art exhibitions, it was converted into an archeological museum in 1962 under the auspices of the Andhra Pradesh Government’s Department of Archeology and Museums.
Why should you visit Bapu Museum?
For those who want to explore history and get an idea of the things used by the ancient kings, this is the perfect place.
Q1: What’s the older name of Bapu Museum?
Ans: Victoria Jubilee Museum.
Q2: Which type of museum the ‘Bapu Museum’ is?
Ans: Archeological Museum.
Q3: When did Bapu Museum built in?
Q4: When did Bapu Museum covert into a ‘Archeological Museum’?
Q5: Who laid the foundation stone of ‘Bapu Museum’?
Ans: Robert Sewell
When does the Bapu Museum open and close?
10:00 AM – 05:00 PM (Closed on Friday)
How much you need to pay as an Entry Fee?
No entry fee.
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How to reach:
By Air: Vijayawada has its own airport but unfortunately it is around 18 km away from the city centre. Don’t worry, after reaching the airport, you can easily hire taxis, cab or take buses to reach your preferred destinations. This airport is well-networked with the many other major cities of India like Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kadapa Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi. Air India, TruJet, Jet Airways, Jet Connect, SpiceJet and Air Costa are the airliners, which will prove you a comfortable journey. On the other hand, Bapu Museum is just around 3.5 km away from the Vijayawada city centre.
By Train: Vijayawada has its own railway station and it is the second highest railway junction in India. It connects many other major cities of India and also it is an important connectivity hub for South India’s railway network. Shatabdi Express, Bangalore Mail, Chennai Express, Coromandal Express, Guwahati Express, Jaipur Express stop here and you can comfortably reach Vijayawada by train. After reaching the railway junction, you can easily hire taxis, cabs or take buses to reach your preferred destinations. Bapu Museum is just around 3.5 km away from the Vijayawada city centre.
By Road: Three national highways connect Vijayawada directly with other parts of the country. The Pandit Nehru bus station has more than 450 city buses as well as state buses including Metro Express, Deluxe, A/C, Non-A/C, Sleeper etc. Among the interstate buses, privately owned buses such as Deluxe, Ultra-Deluxe, A/C and Volvo buses play a very satisfactory role. You can easily reach Bapu Museum from Vijayawada city because it’s just around 3.5 km away.