At a Glance :
Region : Himachal Pradesh, Chamba
Attractive Features : Miniature Paintings, Copper Grants and Title Deeds
Major Attraction : Frescoes, carved doors of ancient palaces
Importance : Epitaph over the Chamba's medieval history
This museum was started on 14th September 1908. This museum got the name of Bhuri Singh from the ruler of Chamba King Bhuri Singh; he ruled over Chamba from 1904 to1919. Bhuri museum is near to the Chaugan which is at Chamba. Bhuri Singh`s wife built this museum in his memory. As time passed by, the number of museum objects also increased. This museum is one of the important attraction and feature of Himachal Pradesh. The museum has a very rich collection of ancient objects frescoes, miniature paintings, and old palaces carved doors, copper grants, history of district Chamba and title deeds. The famous Indologist J. Voghel, who worked in India's Archeological Survey. When he travelled in Chamba, he found many ancient inscriptions, which were spread in the entire valley, all that inscriptions can be seen in the Bhuri museum. These inscriptions have most of Devi Kothi, Prasastis and also the Sarda script which described many essential aspects of Chamba's medieval History. Apart from these, you will also get to see the drawing and painting of Basohli School; spiritual scenes belong from great epic Ramayana and Ourana of Bhagwat.
You won't forget to see paintings displaying the religious incidents of Usha Anirudh and Krishna also the School of Guler kangra. Some old paintings, which were torn, that paintings were replaced by the concrete monolith and it started in the year 1975 and also the Museum of Bhuri Singh. The museum includes ancient times musical instrument, armor, coins, region's jewellery or ornaments, arms, costumes of royal people and decorative items of palaces etc., Bhuri Singh museum has submitted the painting collection of his family. Old building of museum, which will blend with the Chamba's landscape. It was destroyed and after that they built the present museum column, which began in the year 1975.
In this museum, you will also get a chance to see the traditional art of Chamba. Their embroidered rumals and painting of Pahari painters, which was created by the Himachal's ladies. Apart from the ancient collection, there are tribal costumes and ornament, hilly jewellery, historical coins, traditional instruments, armour and weapons and also many decorative items. The visiting time of this museum is 10am to 5pm and on Mondays the museum is closed.