Govind Ballabh Pant Museum Almora
Govind Ballabh Pant Public Museum Almora also known as the State Museum, is located across the street from the Almora Bus Stand. It is Almora’s only museum and thus a popular tourist destination.
The museum, which was built in 1980, was named after Govind Ballabh Pant (GB Pant) to honor his contribution to the development of Uttarakhand. The museum contains a wide range of historical and cultural items.
Antiques from the Katyuri and Chand dynasties have been preserved, as have traditional Kumaoni-style paintings known as Aipan. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s letters to GB Pant and pamphlets protesting the house arrest of great leaders (such as Jawahar Lal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi) remind people of the independence struggle.
Basiswar Sen (Boshi Sen), a well-known Indian scientist and agriculturist, established his laboratory in Almora, and his personal collection is also housed in the museum. Aside from these, the public museum houses notable textiles, miniature paintings, woodworks, terracotta sculptures, musical instruments, coins, manuscripts, and other items of historical, artistic, or cultural significance. Mondays and government holidays are usually closed at the clean and well-maintained museum.