Museums round the globe is dedicated to the conservation of objects related to science, culture, tradition and history. Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum is one such museum situated at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. It was established in 1980 and is dedicated to tribal collections of the state. Through the collections visitors are able to get an idea about the lifestyle and culture of the region.
The museum showcases archeological artefacts apart from clothing, weapons, jewellery, headdress, music instruments and handicraft. Due to its unique and interesting collections, the museum has grabbed the attention of the visitors throughout the world.
A kaleidoscopic view through the museum focuses on the wood carvings, household articles and textiles. A workshop run by Handicrafts Centre specializes in cane products. An informative library is also present there which helps to broaden one's spectrum of knowledge.
A bust of Jawaharlal Nehru welcomes tourists at the entrance gate. Ground floor of the Museum displays musical instruments, traditional art, handicrafts and religious objects. Handicrafts are mainly made out of regional wood carving and cane products. First floor of the museum comprises of historical findings from Ita Fort, Malinithan and Noksparbat in West Siang district. Museum shop stocks tribal products which travellers can have as souvenir.
Jawaharlal Nehru Museum proudly displays entire expedition gear of Tapi Mra since 2011. He is the first person to climb Mt. Everest from Arunachal Pradesh.