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Welcome to

THE ODISHA STATE TRIBAL MUSEUM

Welcome to

THE ODISHA STATE TRIBAL MUSEUM

Welcome to

THE ODISHA STATE TRIBAL MUSEUM

Free Entry

Live Craft Demo

Interactive Kiosks

Informative Mobile Apps

Multimedia Tour

Mini Theatre & Auditorium

Souvenir Shop

Food Court

Terrace Fields

Herbal Garden

Free Entry

Live Craft Demo

Interactive Kiosks

Informative Mobile Apps

Multimedia Tour

Mini Theatre & Auditorium

Souvenir Shop

Food Court

Terrace Fields

Herbal Garden

Free Entry

Live Craft Demo

Interactive Kiosks

Informative Mobile Apps

Multimedia Tour

Mini Theatre & Auditorium

Souvenir Shop

Food Court

Terrace Fields

Herbal Garden

GROWING FOOTFALL

Since opening in 2001, the Museum has received numerous visitors from India and Abroad, with the numbers growing steadily each year.

GROWING FOOTFALL

Since opening in 2001, the Museum has received numerous visitors from India and Abroad, with the numbers growing steadily each year.

  • Total Visitors

  • Indian Visitors

  • Foreign Visitors

A SHORT FILM

On Odisha State Tribal Museum earlier known
as Museum of Tribal Art and Artefacts

Duration: 4 minutes, Shot in 2016

A SHORT FILM

On Odisha State Tribal Museum earlier known as Museum of Tribal Art and Artefacts

Duration: 4 minutes, Shot in 2016

VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a 360-Degree Tour of our various galleries and
outdoor display of Tribal Huts

VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a 360-Degree Tour of our various galleries and outdoor display of Tribal Huts

OUR COLLECTION

Explore the artefacts at the Odisha State
Tribal Museum

OUR COLLECTION

Explore the artefacts at the Odisha State Tribal Museum

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GODENGUELI

Rhinoceros

Tribe: Desia Kandha
Region: Balliguda, Kandhamal

This votive figure of a rhinoceros is worshipped for protection against animal attack.

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BANDARIA

Bangles

Tribe: Oraon
Region: Subdega, Sundargarh

These heavy bangles with spikes are an important traditional ornament of the Oraon. The spikes prevent a would be assailant from holding a woman’s wrists, and the bangle serves as a weapon of self defense.

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KATU

Comb

Tribe: Juang
Region: Gonasika, Keonjhar

Used as a hair styling device, this comb is made from bamboo splits and is also exchanged by young lovers as a gift of affection.

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GODENGUELI

Rhinoceros

Tribe: Desia Kandha
Region: Balliguda, Kandhamal

This votive figure of a rhinoceros is worshipped for protection against animal attack.

i01_06_IMGP9808
BANDARIA

Bangles

Tribe: Oraon
Region: Subdega, Sundargarh

These heavy bangles with spikes are an important traditional ornament of the Oraon. The spikes prevent a would be assailant from holding a woman’s wrists, and the bangle serves as a weapon of self defense.

i23_04_IMGP3982
KATU

Comb

Tribe: Juang
Region: Gonasika, Keonjhar

Used as a hair styling device, this comb is made from bamboo splits and is also exchanged by young lovers as a gift of affection.

i75_05_IMGP4374
GODENGUELI

Rhinoceros

Tribe: Desia Kandha
Region: Balliguda, Kandhamal

This votive figure of a rhinoceros is worshipped for protection against animal attack.

i01_06_IMGP9808
BANDARIA

Bangles

Tribe: Oraon
Region: Subdega, Sundargarh

These heavy bangles with spikes are an important traditional ornament of the Oraon. The spikes prevent a would be assailant from holding a woman’s wrists, and the bangle serves as a weapon of self defense.

i23_04_IMGP3982
KATU

Comb

Tribe: Juang
Region: Gonasika, Keonjhar

Used as a hair styling device, this comb is made from bamboo splits and is also exchanged by young lovers as a gift of affection.

i75_05_IMGP4374
GODENGUELI

Rhinoceros

Tribe: Desia Kandha
Region: Balliguda, Kandhamal

This votive figure of a rhinoceros is worshipped for protection against animal attack.

i01_06_IMGP9808
BANDARIA

Bangles

Tribe: Oraon
Region: Subdega, Sundargarh

These heavy bangles with spikes are an important traditional ornament of the Oraon. The spikes prevent a would be assailant from holding a woman’s wrists, and the bangle serves as a weapon of self defense.

i23_04_IMGP3982
KATU

Comb

Tribe: Juang
Region: Gonasika, Keonjhar

Used as a hair styling device, this comb is made from bamboo splits and is also exchanged by young lovers as a gift of affection.

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MULTIMEDIA TOUR OF THE MUSEUM

Android App (Free)

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The Multimedia Tour of the Museum allows the visitors to explore the artefacts on display at the museum, learning more about them through a combination of audio narratives, animated folktales and stunning videos that capture the unique lives of Odisha’s tribal communities, their vibrant celebrations, dance, music, colourful attire and festivals.

This Tour is available in English, Hindi and Odia languages.

The tour is only accessible within the premises of the Museum. Location detection must be enabled on your mobile or tablet to access this tour.

MULTIMEDIA TOUR OF THE MUSEUM

Android App (Free)

googleplay

The Multimedia Tour of the Museum allows the visitors to explore the artefacts on display at the museum, learning more about them through a combination of audio narratives, animated folktales and stunning videos that capture the unique lives of Odisha’s tribal communities, their vibrant celebrations, dance, music, colourful attire and festivals.

This Tour is available in English, Hindi and Odia languages.

The tour is only accessible within the premises of the Museum. Location detection must be enabled on your mobile or tablet to access this tour.

MULTIMEDIA TOUR OF THE MUSEUM

Android App (Free)

googleplay

The Multimedia Tour of the Museum allows the visitors to explore the artefacts on display at the museum, learning more about them through a combination of audio narratives, animated folktales and stunning videos that capture the unique lives of Odisha’s tribal communities, their vibrant celebrations, dance, music, colourful attire and festivals.

This Tour is available in English, Hindi and Odia languages.

The tour is only accessible within the premises of the Museum. Location detection must be enabled on your mobile or tablet to access this tour.

VISITOR COMMENTS

  •   It showcases the effort Orissa tribals puts in developing those handicrafts and fine art works. A must visit place in Bhubaneswar. They have a Museum walk almost every week with... read more

    avatar thumb Mohammed S
    1/16/2019

      We used Uber from our Mango Hotel ($2.64) for the 7 km northwest to this suburban museum. After signing the entry guestbook, we walked 50 meters down a beautiful... read more

    avatar thumb Gene R J
    1/19/2019
  •   This Museum gives both an overview and an in-depth knowledge about the tribes of Odisha. Arranged in different halls one gets to know about their arts, crafts and skills.... read more

    avatar thumb Pasupathy_NN
    2/04/2019

      If looking for all cultures to be overseen.. This place is a very well organised descently laid out and a very humble staff.. Entry is free ..arrangements for water... read more

    avatar thumb sharadk213
    3/23/2019
  •   This is a very well maintained, nice cosy museum with lots of interesting stuff to see. When we visited, there were artisans showcasing their work, which was interesting. ... read more

    avatar thumb columbus1964
    1/03/2019

      Its one of the best museums I have ever visited. And the entry is free! There are about 4 halls depicting tribal heritage and antiques. In every room there are... read more

    avatar thumb shiju j
    1/16/2019
  •   We got we great the experience was awesome and unquie when I see this type of place give particular details which give more information

    avatar thumb BackPacker822672
    1/12/2019

      If you are a person who has interest in various cultures of India, this place is worth a visit. This museum exhibits various aspects of rich culture of Tribal life,... read more

    avatar thumb emailash
    1/03/2019
  •   ENTREE FREE no ticket , detail tribal life , history , with very good Lunch . Must See at Bhubneshwar Sareen

    avatar thumb 716subash
    3/02/2019

      I came to Bhubaneswar for a wedding and had no prior knowledge of the region. This museum provides an useful overview of the tribes and their respective arts and crafts.... read more

    avatar thumb UpsidedownWonderer
    3/03/2019