The Archaeological Museum is situated in Rupnagar town situated on the bank of sutlej river. Opened to public in the year 1998, the museum houses the archaeological remains of excavated site near Ropar, the first Harappan site excavated in Independent India.
The excavation revealed a cultural sequence from Harappan to medieval times. Important exhibits include antiquities of Harappan times, Painted Grey ware culture, Saka, Kushana, Gupta times such as Vina Vadini (lady playing on vina), steatite seal, copper and bronze implements, ring stone, yakshi image, gold coins of Chandragupta. Besides, the visitors can have a glimpse of important protected monuments of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and World Heritage monuments.
Assistant Superintending Archaeologist Archaeological Museum,
Archaeological Survey of India, Ropar, District Rupnagar, Punjab.
Timings of visit: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Closed on – Friday
Entrance Fee: Rs. 5.00 (Children up to 15 years free)
How to Reach:
Archeological Museum is situated at Rupnagar. Nearest airport is at Chandigarh approximately 56 KMs from district headquarter, Rupnagar.
Nearest Railway Station is at district Headquarters, Rupnagar
About 42 KMs away from Chandigarh, the State Capital.