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Shimla State Museum

The Shimla State Museum houses a huge collection of magnificent paintings, sculptures, coins, handicrafts, photos, etc of not only the state of Himachal Pradesh but outside too. The state museum is a major attraction of the Mall area of Shimla built in the style of colonial edifice with sprawling lawns all around.This museum was inaugurated in 1974.The museum is open from ten in the morning to five in the evening.It is open on all days except Monday and the national holidays.The state museum of Shimla also comprises a library that is loaded with historical books and manuscripts.The Shimla State Museum was erected solely with the purpose of preserving the rich cultural heritage of the state and to spread the message of cultural legacy over generations.The paintings depicts the life and culture of the hilly people.