- Location : Patna, Bihar
- Timings : The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The State museum, established in 1917, has an excellent collection of stone and teracotta sculptures especially from the Mauryan period. The most outstanding piece is of course the Didarganj Yakshi. A larger than life voluptuous, female figure carved from the yellowish sandstone from Chunar, Bihar, the glossy sheen of the surface is a characteristic feature of the Mauryan school. On View are toys, icons and mother goddess figures, The bronzes on view include early Buddist figures , a standing Buddha and Bodhisattvas. It also houses the world’s longest fossiled tree -16 meters and 200 million years old. Stuffed wildlife includes the usual (tiger, deer) and the unusual (a kid with three ears and eight legs).