Patna Museum is the state museum of Bihar. It was built by the British during the British Raj in the year 1917 to house the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of Patna . It is built in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture. It is called the Jadu Ghar by locals.
It is a multi-purpose museum. The items on display include archaeological objects, coins, art objects, paintings, instruments, textiles, paintings, thankas, bronze images and sculptures and terracotta images of Hindu and Buddhist artists.
It has a rare collection of paintings of British period depicting day to day life and a fine collection related to the first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad.
The fossil of a tree said to be more than 200 million years old is on display at the museum.
Didarganj Yakshi is the most prized collection of this museum.