The journey through the museum, beings with the Paleolithic
section of man in the past in Hazaribagh. The visitor is first of all
introduced to the showcase with the stone tools of the Paleolithic age where
one can view the stone tools. These stone tools help in the understanding of
how man lived and worked hundred of thousands of years ago.
The museum has in
its collection the stone tools going through the Lower Palaeolithic, middle Paleolithic and upper
Paleolithic ages. These stone tools of the middle and upper Paleolithic are
evidence of a continued evolution of man in a given region.
Next the visitors
are introduced the stone tools of the Mesolithic age and Neolithic ages. The
Museum has over two hundred stone tools in its collection.
Themuseum was an initiative of Mr. Bulu Imam, Regional Convener of the
Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Hazaribagh
regional Chapter. He along with his family members discovered the various
Buddhist sites, megalithic sites and the rock art sites of the region.
The Sanskriti museum at Hazaribagh has been in existence for
over two decades now. The display is presently housed in his personal house
which used to be the Tea Garden District labour Association building at the
turn of the century in about 3 acres campus and lis a listed heritage building. The Museum also has
an art gallery where the world famous Khovar (marriage art) and Sohrai (harvest
art) paintings of Hazaribagh, which is a continuing tradition of the rock-art
of our region are displayed. The Museum displays the painted panel of the
rock-art. It also displays a comprehensive collection of palaeo-neolithic stone
tools of our region, and other archaeological artefacts. It displays
archaeological antiquities, ethnological gallery (Birhor), crafts gallery, textile