tribal-museum

Tribal Museum also known as Orissa Museum of Tribal Art and Artifacts, located on Gopabandhu Nagar near CRP Square about 3 kms from the Bhubaneshwar railway station, provides a detailed information about the tribal life and culture of Orissa. Sometimes referred as Tribal Research Institute Museum (Museum of Man), it is basically a research center that reveal about more than sixty varied tribal groups of Orissa, their way of living, handicrafts, musical instruments, songs, dances and festivals.

The Tribal Museum has a rich collection of stone and wood sculptures, metal objects and images, weapons, wooden objects, anthropological objects, jewelry, textiles, terracotta, tribal dresses and also some remarkable records, which have been conserved about these tribes. The museum also exhibits the huts of the Orissan tribes namely Santal, Juang, Gadaba, Saora and Kondh. Other added attraction of the tribal museum is the library and a small zoo. The tribal museum is kept open from 10 am to 5 pm on all days except National holidays and Sundays.