The Himachal State Museum & Library, also known as the Shimla State Museum is located around 3 km away from the Scandal Point. This museum was founded in the year 1974, and it has beautiful exhibits of Pahari miniature and Mughal, Rajasthani and contemporary paintings. Various bronze artefacts, photographs and philatelic and anthropological items are also conserved in the museum.
Tourists can also see the Gupta sculptures, the stone images of Masrur and the masks of Kullu here. The library hosts of a collection of various historical books and manuscripts for the visitors. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and remains closed on Mondays and gazetted holidays. The visiting hours start from 10.00 a.m. and continue till 5.00 p.m.