At a Glance :
Region : Himachal Pradesh, Kangra
Attractive Features : Pottery, sculptures collection and items of Anthropological
Major Attraction : fifth century's artifacts
Importance : Medieval history of Chamba.
This museum is located in Dharamsala's Kotwali Bazaar. This art gallery was started in the year 1990. This place is a centre of a collection of costumes, arts, treasures, crafts and artifacts of the fifth century. Kangra museum consist of many ancient objects like jewellery of tribal people, pottery, tents of royal people, pandals, shaminas, sculptures, manuscripts, historical coins, woodcarving and sculptures. Kangra museum also has a seprate space for library and a section of art which shows all the art work of artists of contemporary, photographers and sculptors. Inside the museum, you will find a small art gallery which display the objects of popular Kangra's kalam work and Kangra's very traditional art form and miniature pantings give their contribution to promote this Kangra museum. Their painting school is very popular because of their use of fine & bright colors and seductive figures.
Kangra gallery has traditional and beautiful objects; that it explains the importance of history. The major attractive features of this museum are their decent and graceful wooden furniture, delightful traditional costumes and attires, ancient jewelers of Dharamsala. This art gallery also displays imperial grandeur of Himachal Pradesh like rich royal items and beautiful traditional items which are used for decoration. Within the art gallery, there is also a small library below the side of the museum. the timing of this art gallery is 10am to 5pm and you can directly enter in the art galley, it does not require fees.