Bapu Museum (Victoria Jubilee Museum) – vijayawada


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About Bapu Museum

The Bapu Museum Victoria Jubilee Museum is an archaeological museum, located at M. G. Road, Vijayawada. It was renamed in memory of the renowned film director, illustrator, cartoonist, and author Bapu and has a large collection of sculptures, paintings, and artifacts of Buddhist and Hindu relics, some of them as old as the 2 – 3 Centuries. The structure of the building is an Indo-European style of architecture and is more than a hundred years old.

Statue of Nuzvid Zamindar at Bapu museum – The museum was created as part of the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. The foundation stone was laid by Robert Sewell, District Collector of Krishna district, on 27 June 1887. Sri Pingali Venkayya presented a tri-color flag to Mahatma Gandhi at this location in 1921. The building initially housed industrial exhibitions. It was converted to an archaeological museum under the auspices of the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in 1962.

Paintings and relics – The museum has historical galleries, stone-cut writings, coins, swords, body armor, shields, arms, ornamentation, etc., used by kings. A standing Buddha of white limestone of Alluru, Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga was slaying the buffalo demon and  Mahishasura.

Bapu Museum

Timings to visit 

10:00 AM – 06:00 PM | Friday Holiday

Entry Fee/Duration to visit Bapu Museum

3 – 4 Hours

Adults – 50 INR

Children – 30 INR

How to Reach 

By Air: Vijayawada International Airport – 23.1 km

By train: Vijayawada Railway Station – 1.8 km

By Bus: Vijayawada Bus Station – 1.3 km


Bapu Museum(Victoria Jubilee Museum), MG Rd, Buckinghampeta, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, 520002, India.

Dept. of Archaeology official website of Bapu Museum

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