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Hazarduari Palace Museum, District Murshidabad is one of the important site Museums under Kolkata Circle of Archaeological Survey of India. This museum is unique for housing many valuable antiquities of arms, ivory objects, paintings and other Royal exhibits.

This historic building was built by Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah, Nawab of Murshidabad between 1829 to 1837 AD. Further, it was possessed by the British and finally taken over by the Archaeological Survey of India. Due to the personal effort of Prof. Saiyid Nurul Hassan, the then Honorable Governor of West Bengal this palace was formally inaugurated as museum on 15th August 1985. Since then Archaeological Survey of India makes continuous efforts to display the exhibits in a grand scale. Presently as many as twenty (20) galleries are prepared for public display. Apart from displayed objects, many antiquities are kept in the reserve collection and best preserved for any periodical exhibition.

The Hazarduari palace is best conserved and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India with structures like Hazarduari palace, Imambara, watch tower, Madina and yellow Masjid within a complex.

Apart from its permanent exhibition, Hazarduari palace museum is now becoming an educational institution, a recreational and entertaining place for the people in general and local people of Murshidabad in particular. It observes many national and international days, weeks and fortnight to commemorate the universal values of the humanity. Many awareness programmes are also initiated to create and assimilate the people in the process of nation building. For all these activities and efforts taken by the Archaeological Survey of India, Hazarduari palace museum is now declared as “Adarsha Monument” of West Bengal.