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In the city of Joy are present the store houses of Indian arts, culture, archaeology, anthropology and more. These store houses stand as famous museums in the city. The museums of Kolkata city are known all over the state for their collection and genealogy. The landmark of the city is the Indian Museum, which is the oldest existing museum of India and ninth in rank for the world. This ancestral museum has as many as 66 galleries with rich collections.

Kolkata, considered as one of the major learning centres in the Indian sub continent, is very particular for preserving the great works and contributions made in the past. The museums as such have great records of the legends of the bygone era as well their contributions. Rich collections associated with Debendranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chander Chaterjee and great freedom fighters of India, contained in these museums are regular attractions. There are also museums for arts and crafts, museum for science and technology and museum for children. These popular museums go by names like Science City museum, Victoria Memorial museum, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, Rabindra Bharati Museum, Calcutta Museum, etc.

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