List of Museums under the Department of Archaeology and Museums Haryana
There are six zonal museums namely (a) Jahaj Kothi, Hisar; (b) Jayanti Archaeological Museum, Jind ; (c) Guru Tegbahadur Samarak Museum, Barh Khalsa, Rai, Sonepat ; (d) Guru Gobind Singh Martial Art Museum at Kapalmochan, Yamuna Nagar ; (e) Deen Bandhu Sir Chhotu Ram Smarak Museum, Rohtak ; (f) Panipat Museum, Binjhol, Panipat. Also one Site Museum at Bhima Devi Temple, Pinjore.
Zonal Museum Jahaj Kothi, Hisar
With a view to educate and acquaint the general Public with their heritage of the region, a small museum has been set up at Hisar in the Jahaj Kothi, a monument of British Period. The museum displays the antiquities of popular Harappan sites like Banawali, Kunal, Rakhigarhi etc. excavated by Department of Archaeology in Haryana.
Zonal Museum, Jayanti Archaeological Museum, Jind
Jayanti Archaeological Museum has hundreds of precious objects depicting history and culture of the region. The museum started on the premises of the famous Jayanti Devi temple on the main road near Hansi -Yamuna link canal. The temple is run by a private trust and the trust had agreed to open the museum in a building meant for religious discourses. A majority of the antiquities in the museum are contributed by Devraj Sirohiwal and Gulshan Bhardwaj, both residents of the town. It may be recalled that Jind is a part of the 48-mile-area of Kurukshetra and is known as Jayanti located on the banks of the Drishadwadi in ancient times as mentioned in Mahabharata. It is close to Rakhigarhi where remains of Harappan times were found. The museum has objects of art made of terracotta, stone sculpture depicting god and goddesses, coins, pottery, chert blades, bangles, weapons and musical instruments, besides a large number of manuscripts in Sanskrit, Persian and Urdu.
Zonal Museum, Guru Tegbahadur Samarak Museum, Barh Khalsa, Rai, Sonepat
Located near the Haryana-Delhi border on the National Highway-1, the Barh Khalsa Memorial Museum was established in the memory of ninth Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur. Museum has only photographs giving brief references of the belongings of the Sikh gurus, their families and prominent followers. According to the popular belief, after ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur was beheaded by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for not converting to Islam, his head was first taken to a village, now known as Barh Khalsa, by Bhai Jaita Singh before it was taken to Anandapur Sahib for final rites. The then Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala had laid its foundation stone on December 22, 2001.
Zonal Museum, Guru Gobind Singh Martial Art Museum at Kapalmochan, Yamuna Nagar
The Guru Gobind Singh Martial Art Museum is situated near the famous pilgrimage Kapal Mochan, Yamunanagar. Kapal Mochan is considered to be holy as it is believed that Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh had visited the place. On August 15, 2000 the then State Agricultural Minister Sh. Jaswinder Singh Sandhu had laid the foundation stone of Guru Gobind Singh Martial Art Museum at Kapal Mochan, Yamunanagar. The district administration had handed over the museum to the State Archaeology Department in June 2011.
Zonal Museum, Deen Bandhu Sir Chhotu Ram Smarak Museum, Rohtak
Located in Garhi Sampla on the National Highway-10, the Museum was established in the memory of Deen Bandhu Sir Chhotu Ram. Displayed materials are personal belongings of Sir Chhotu Ram. Museum has some photographs giving brief references of his life, families and followers. The museum was constructed by the then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Huda. The museum was handed over to the Department of Archaeology and Museums on 6th September 2013.