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Quizzes, Art, Treasure Hunts: Celebrate International Museum Day With These Fun Events

Sayani posted on 17 May

When was the last time you visited a museum? Probably been a long time because for sure we don’t visit museums as often as we do movie theatres! Here’s a chance to catch up. May 18 is International Museum Day and a whole lot of amazing stuff has been lined up in the city.

Indian Museum

One of the oldest and the largest museums of India, the Indian Museum is hosting several interesting events on May 18. The theme is ‘Hyperconnected Museums’ and they are kicking it off with a round table discussion at 11:30 am. The programme will close with the launch of the new Indian Museum website. The museum went online with Google in 2016 (check it out here). So a better website than the dull one was long overdue! For more details, check here.

Museums

27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Colootola, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata

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Birla Industrial And Technological Museum (BITM)

BITM has lined up a slew of fun activities and events for children like geocaching which begins with a hunt involving exhibits at 11am. At 12 pm, there’ll be an online virtual tour of museums around the world like the Louvre and others. Plus an open house quiz for kids. For further information check here.

Museums

19-A, Gurusaday Dutta Road, Beck Bagan, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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Victoria Memorial Museum

The Victoria Memorial museum, with its large collection of rare and vintage arts and artefacts, is giving us a special treat with free entry for all this Friday. They are also hosting a special workshop 11am onwards on handling museum objects. If art, history and restoration interest you. then do remember to sign up for this today before seats run out. For more details on signing up, do check here.

Gurusaday Museum

Have you signed up for saving the Gurusaday Museum as yet? If not, then please wait no more and read this up for more information. Though this wonderful museum faces the threat of closing its doors, it has still lined up activities for children including a quiz for kids, a drawing compitition (on May 27) and more. For more details, contact the museum. More about the museum here.

Museums

P-6, Diamond Harbour Road, Diamond Park, Joka, Kolkata

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