Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

The Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is in Bangalore, India. VITM is a constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It is establish in memory of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya. The building is in Cubbon Park. There are various scientific experiments and engines open by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on 14 July 1962. The first gallery set up at VITM, on the theme of ‘Electricity’ on 27 July 1965.

In the year 1970, VITM launch the Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) with 24 participatory exhibits placed on a bus. The MSE Bus travels throughout South India, and it continues to be a very effective tool for Science communication in the rural area. The bus carries a portable planetarium, telescope for night sky observations, HD large screen TV for science film shows in the evenings, materials for conducting popular science shows and demonstrations.

Between 1982 and 1993, NCSM set up three more science centers at Gulbarga (Karnataka) in 1984, Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) in 1987 and Tirupati in 1993, which are functioning directly under the administrative control of VITM. Thus, VITM became the southern zone headquarters of NCSM.

VITM Ticket Charges

General Visitors : Rs.40/-
Organised school groups : Rs.20/-
Organised Govt./Municipal school groups : Rs.10/-
BPL Category on production of valid BPL card : Rs.5/-
3D show  : Rs.25/- (for general public),  Rs.20/ (for Organised school groups), Rs.10/-(for Govt./Municipal school groups)
Taramandal : Rs.10/-(for general public),  Rs.10/-(for Organised school groups),  Rs.5/-(for Govt./Municipal school groups)
SDL: Rs.10/-( for general public ), Rs.10/-(for Organised school groups), Rs.5/-(for Govt./Municipal school groups)
SOS (Science On A Sphere) : Rs.25/-(for general public), Rs.20/-(for Organised school groups), Rs.10/-(for Govt./Municipal school groups)

Note :- Entry to the Museum is free for the army, navy, air-force and police personnel in uniform and the physically challenged and children below 5 years of age.

VITM Exhibition Hours

10.00 am to 06.00 pm.

Note:- Open on all days of the year.(Except Ganesha Chathurthi and Deepavali)

VITM Location

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
National Council of Science Museums
Kasturba Road, Bangalore- 560 001
P.B. No. 5216,
Phone – 080-22866200
Fax – 22864009 / 22864114
E Mail – vitm@dataone.in, vitmuseum@gmail.com
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

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