Museums in Chandigarh have very rare collections. Gandhara Sculptures and Mughal & Pertian paintings lead us to the history. Mural paintings of the ancient period and the collections of contemporary art also can be enjoyed in some of these museums.
Government Museum and Art Gallery
: The Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10 of Chandigarh has a fine collection of stone sculptures of the Gandhara period. The museum is the place to see the prehistoric fossils and artifacts along with modern art and miniature paintings. The Government Museum and Art Gallery of Chandigarh is open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.
Museum of Evolution of Life
: The Museum of Evolution of Life in Sector 10 of Chandigarh takes tourists on a trip 5,000 years back from the Indus Valley Civilization to the present day. Chandigarh city's Museum of Evolution of Life is open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.
International Dolls Museum
: The International Dolls Museum in Sector 23 of Chandigarh has an interesting collection of dolls and puppets from all over the world covering the variant art of more than 25 countries. Chandigarh city's International Dolls museum is closed on Sundays.
: The City Museum is located in sector 10, was opened in December, 1997 and is run by the department of Urban Planning Chandigarh. It is dedicated to the History, Plan & execution of development and present & future of Chandigarh. It houses the display of the material related to design & architecture, the theme of "Chandigarh today & tomorrow" and a large collection of rare pictures of the important events & personalities associated with the birth and upbringing of this young city of free India. The museum is well arranged in three storeys each storey being dedicated to different themes.
National Gallery of Portraits
: National Gallery of Portraits is in sector 17. Portraits of Indian Freedom Fighters, rare documents of the voices of leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru are Exhibited and preserved here.