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The Allahabad Museum located in the picturesque Chandrashekhar Azad Park (company bagh) is among the National level museums of India. The beautiful location, large sprawling green lawn and nicely laid out garden has given it a special attraction. It was originally established under the aegis of Allahabad Municipality in 1931 with a small collection of model of birds and animals. But very soon with the dedicated efforts of the then Executive Officer of the Nagarpalika, Pt. Brijmohan Vyas, the collection swelled and a need for a separate spacious building was felt. The foundation stone of the present building was laid down in 1947 by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime minister of India. The building was completed in 1952 and in the same year the newly established galleries of the museum were declared open during the Maghmela. In 1986 it was taken over by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, which after constituting the Allahabad Museum Society handed it over to the society. The society is a self governing body, fully funded by the Ministry of Culture.
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