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Rabindra Bharti Museum (Jorasanko Thakurbari)

Rabindra Bharti Museum
Fact File
» Year of establishment - 1961
» Holiday - Sunday, Government Holiday and University Holiday
» Visiting Hours - Monday – Friday 10.00 A.M. To 5.00 P.M.
- Saturday 10.00 A.M. To 1.30 P.M.
» Address - 6/4 Dwarakanath Tagore Lane
» Entry Fee - Rs. 10.00 (approx.)
» For Students - Rs. 5.00 (approx.)
» Display Objects - Paintings of Tagores, Bengal school, Anglo Indian Schools, manuscripts of Rabindranath Tagore and the family, distinghished persons of the 19th century; photographs, personal effects, books and journals, tapes, disc, records, etc.

Location
Located near Girish Park on Chittaranjan Avenue, it was the home of Rabindranath Tagore..

About the Museum
The Rabindra Bharti Museum, popularly known as “The Jorashanko Thakurbari” which was the home of the Tagores. The world famous poet and the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was born and died in this house. It was built in the 18th century by Prince Dwarkanath Tagore (Rabindranath Tagore's grandfather). The complex has several buildings. The Rabindra Bharati Museum housed within the University is a major repository of the works of the Tagores, especially of Abanindranath and Rabindranath. Jorashanko, takes its name from the original Jora Shankar, from the twin Shankar (Shiva) temples nearby.

History of the Museum
In the year 1961, as a part of centenary celebration of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the then Chief Minister Dr. Bidhan Chandra Ray legally procured the house where Rabindranath was born, spent a major part of his life and breathed his last. Finally a museum was established in this two hundred and Seventeen year old building "Jorasanko Thakurbari" on 8th May by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India.

In its inception the museum covered 3000 sq.ft.(approx.) floor area with forty original paintings of Rabindranath acquired from Rathindranath Tagore by West Bengal Govt. and a lot of photographs came as a permanent loan from National Library. The Museum is an integral part of the Rabindra Bharati University, established in 1962, for the advancement of the highest education in various disciplines of Humanities and Performing Arts.

Events of the Museum
Rabindra Bharti Museum celebrates the function on the first day of the month of Baishakh (25th Baishakh) the birthday and the date of poets demise respectively. It also celebrates the birth anniversaries of world famous poets such as Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, Jyotirindranath, Abanindranath and Dinendranath.

Collection
Rabindra Bharti Museum has a rich collection of books, original paintings, mauscripts, photographs and other items related to the leading personalities of the 19th century such as Iswar Chanda Vidyasagar and Dwarkanath Tagore. Sells nicely printed sets of cards.

Light & Sound Show at the Museum
You can enjoy at the museum with the sound and light show,mainly depicts the story of coming of the Tagores to this house, their glorious role in Bengal Renaissance and finally the most eventful life of Poet.

November- January -
6.00P.M. To 6.40 P.M. Bengali
7.00 P.M. To 7.40 P.M. English
July – September (Monsoonal Break)
February – June -
7.00 P.M. To 7.40P.M Bengali
8.00 P.M. To 8.40 P.M. English

Nearby Attraction
You should not miss its nearby tourists spots such as Rabindra Setu, Marble Palace, Synagogue. In order to make your tour unforgettable experience.

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