To catch a glimpse of the tradition and culture of Assam, a visit to the Assam State Museum is a must. Situated in the heart of Guwahati on the southern end of Dighalipukhuri Tank, the Assam State Museum features various interesting artefacts that are related to archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics and iconography.
The Assam State Museum was built in 1940 by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti (Assam Research Society). Though initially it was privately owned, and the founder president was Late Kanklal Baruah, in the year 1953 it was taken over by the state government.
The museum is considered as an interesting storehouse of ancient Assamese coins, tribal arts, sculptures and traditional fabrics. To promote the culture and tradition of the state, the Assam State Museum also organises handicrafts and handloom exhibitions etc. The museum remains open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to around 5 PM. Since the museum is centrally located, tourists can easily reach the place.