The museum collection consists of art and architecture from prehistoric period to this day, old manuscripts, folk art.
Set up in 1954, Acharjya Jogesh Chandra Purakriti Bhawan (locally referred to as Bishnupur Museum) is situated in Bishnupur, reputed worldwide for its magnificent terracotta temples. This museum has recently been designated the status of a District Museum for the Bankura district by the Government of West Bengal
About the collection: The museum has remarkable collections that showcase the cultural heritage of this region. The collections comprise archaeological finds, medieval sculptures – Hindu and Jain, manuscripts, textiles, a great variety of folk arts and crafts and a plethora of photographs.
Nearly 5,000 manuscripts (Sanskrit and Bengali), painted manuscript cover, over 100 sculptures of 10th – 12th century A.D., Early-historic period to British period, and some invaluable specimens of textiles and folk art objects.
The museum also houses a music gallery dedicated to the documentation of Dhrupad music of Bishnupur Gharana.