The Tribal Museum or the Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts located at the CRP Square in Bhubaneswar, was established in 1953. Today the museum is a major site of tourist interest as it houses immaculate replicas of tribal huts such as Santal, Juang, Gadaba, Saora and Kandha communities and artifacts collected from different tribal groups in Odisha.
The Adivaśi is a modern Sanskrit term that was coined in the 1930s for tribals, adi meaning beginning and vasi meaning dwellers.
The fact that the state has over 60 tribal communities adds significance to this unique museum which is the reason why it is also known as “Museum of Man”. Displaying elements of anthropological interest, the museum throws light on the different stages of evolution of tribal cultures. The library here is also a great source of information and documentation of tribal life.
|What to Expect
|Learn about the life and culture of the tribals of Odisha.
|10am - 5pm
Museum remains closed on Monday and all Odisha Government holidays.
|0674 256 3649