Sanchi Museum was established in the year 1919 by Sir John Marshall. The exhibits from the museum were shifted from the original place to a new building due to limited space. Aesthetic displaying of the objects are very important and that is the reason why the exhibits got shifted. There are four galleries and a main hall at the museum.
Most of the objects are from Sanchi and there are a few objects that were taken from its neighbourhood. One has to enter the museum from the main hall and the main hall acts as the main gallery.
A classical representation of the Sunga period has been displayed in the northern wall of the gallery and the image is of Nagaraja. The museum remains closed every Friday. One can visit the museum from 10 am to 5 pm.