Government Museum, Hassan

Government Archaeological Museum at Hassan was established in the year 1977, with a view to store the excavated things and the elements of the past. It includes elements from Hassan and that of the other parts of Karnataka.

Government Museum in Hassan is home to 400-year-old chariot from Sowmyakeshava temple of Ambuga village. 70 sculptures from nearby Belur and Halebidu temple towns. A variety of palm leaf manuscripts of Indian ancient epics like Ramayana (Sundara Kanda, Ayodhya Kanda, Yudha Kanda), Sri Krishna Charitra and the Shukasaptadikatha. 300 sculptures of Vishnu, Shiva, Veerabadra and other deities. An enormous collection of rare historical objects and weapons of the Vijayanagara kings, Hoysalas and the Palegars. A rare collection of 110 copper coins from the era of Tipu Sultan, Mysore Maharajas, Portuguese, the East India Company and Queen Victoria are displayed here.