Timings: 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
The Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art is one of Manali’s major tourist attractions. The museum is a treasure of collection of traditional heritage from different parts of Himachal Pradesh since 1990.
The museum of Himachal cultural heritage was established in in the year 1998, in Utopia Complex, Near Hadimba Devi Temple, Manali. The unique and extraordinary collection of unknown and rare antiques of Himachal Pradesh demonstrates the forgotten culture, art and handicraft.
The Museum displays models of temples, old houses and forts, traditional dresses, musical instruments, utensils, wood carvings and various other articles. This rare collection helps in knowing more and exploring as well as analyzing the history, tradition, art and culture of ancestors. The museum shelters a vast knowledge about the old days and is an excellent mirror that reflects the culture and handicraft of the state. The highlight of the museum is the traditional masks of the mountain state. The process of the mask preservation in the museum has earned itself name in the field of Art, Culture and Tourism.
The Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art has helped in the preservation of heritage, culture and handicrafts. In the museum, you can learn a lot about the early human activities in the state. Under a single roof the numerous cultures of Himachal Pradesh are preserved. The rich heritage of handicrafts in handlooms, wood carvings, stone vessels, utensils, house construction, and other day to day work of life. The museum has many intriguing exhibits. It offers an unrivalled opportunity for the research scholars in the field. Tourist enjoy the collection and take home fond memories.