Visvesvaraya Industrial Technological Museum

Visvesvaraya Museum


  • 7 Exhibition halls
  • Dinosaur Corner
  • Wright brothers aeroplane
  • Taramandal Show
  • Science Demonstration Show
  • 3D film show
  • Sky Observation Programme
  • Popular Science Lecture
  • Commemorative Programme

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

   is one of the units of National Council of Science Museums ( NCSM), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The museum was named after Sir M.Visvesvaraya fondly remembered as Sir.M.V.

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya ( 1860 - 1962) was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, and statesman. With the support of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, Maharaja of Mysore, Visvesvaraya made an unprecedented contribution as Dewan to the all-round development of the state of Mysore. In 1915, He was knighted as a Commander of the Indian Empire (KCIE) by King George V for his myriad contributions to the public good. In 1955, he was awarded the Indian Republic's highest honour, Bharat Ratna award. His birthday, 15th of September is observed as Engineers Day.

In 1960 prominent industrialists formed Visvesvaraya Industrial Museum Society. A building of about 40,000 sqft area was built in Cubbon park with the financial support of industrialists, State and Government of India. On 11th Nov 1962, late Prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the museum. The first gallery on Electro Technic was opened to the public on 27th July, 1965.

The museum portrays the application of science and technology in industry and human welfare. Within the compound of the museum are the exhibits of a steam engine and an airplane models. The museum has 7 permanent exhibition halls and 2 special exhibits: Dinosaur Corner and the Wright brothers aeroplane.

The seven exhibition halls :
  1. Engine Hall
  2. Electrotechnic
  3. Fun Science
  4. Space Emerging Technology in the service of mankind
  5. Biotechnological Revolution
  6. BEL-Hall of Electronics
  7. Science for Children

This museum is located adjascent to the Government Museum in the premises of Cubbon Park on Kasturba Road, Bangalore, India.
Visveswaraya Museum
Travel Info:
Tel: +91-80-22866200
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
Location : Kasturba Road
Bangalore, INDIA
Accessible by BMTC buses
Transit Point:
Kasrturba Rd bus stop