Travellers interested in knowing the history of Dharmasthala are 'recommended' to visit the Manjusha Museum that is situated at the south of Manjunatha Temple. Shri Veerendra Heggade (Dharmashikari of Dharmasthala) is the owner of this museum.
Upon reaching this museum, tourists would get the chance to view antiques like swords, metal scriptures, vintage cameras, jewellery items and Mysore paintings. Vintage typewriters, ancient scripts on palm leaves and household items are other items placed in the Manjusha Museum. Apart from these, the museum houses an ancient book that has the information about the Manjunatha Swamy Temple.
Visitors can also sight the collection of temple chariots that are located outside the Manjusha Museum. The chariots were obtained from various temples situated across Karnataka.
Travellers can also see terracotta coins from the Mauryan period. Another antique item of this museum is the 300 year old musical instrument (Veena) that belonged to Vidhwan Veena Sheshanna. The ideal time to explore Manjusha Museum is 10 am to 1 pm and 4:30 pm to 9 pm.