About Birla Industrial and Technological Museum

Being the first scientific and industrial museum in India, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM) is one of the prime attractions of Kolkata. The museum was set up on 2nd May 1959 and opened to the general public. Dr B.C. Roy, who was the chief minister of Bengal at that time, followed the idea of opening the museum. It was first known as Birla Park and within three years was converted into a museum. Situated on the Gurusaday Road in Kolkata, the palatial museum has become a famous tourist attraction visited to view the galleries and 3D shows organized in the premises. Birla Park was transformed into BITM under the influence of Dr B.C. Roy, who in the year 1956 felt that a developing nation like India needed museums in its vicinity. Therefore, the property was handed over to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru by G.D. Birla to set up the museum which took nearly three years to complete.

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Timings 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Visit Duration: 30 Minutes

Address: 19A, Gurusaday Dutta Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019, India


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