Kempegowda Museum | Bangalore | karnataka

Kempegowda museum is located in the city of bangalore, karnataka, in India. Establishment year of the museum was 7 april 2011. It was devoted to yelahanka chieftain Kempegowda, founder of Bangalore city.

The museum is located at the first floor of the precised building of mayo hall. The building is colorfully painted with the combinations of color like red and white. Before the establishment of museum, in the year 2010 meetings of mayor of Bangalore’s were held on the first floor in mayo hall.


The designing and structure of the museum was based on the framed map of 18th century. It consist of main hall with the four corners of the room having tower shaped panels. The towers symbolise the fixed boundaries of earlier town and also they reveal the information about the locations of Kempegowda’s tower located in the city. There is also display panels on the walls which shows information with pictures and brief descriptions.

The whole concept of museum was planned and executed by design core, which is a design firm. The designers of the museum were k.n suryaprakash and h.k rajegowda.


Some of the highlights of the museum

  • Heritage Bangalore map flourished on the floor.
  • Kempegowda statues
  • Yelahanka dynasty – successors and rulers of Kempegowda family
  • The background of 16th century Bangalore.

The maintenance of museum is done by the funds of karnataka government and the bruhat bengaluru mahanagara palike. The BOD of museums are now litterateur D jaware gowda, IAS officer chiranjeev singh and special officer prof. Deverakonda Reddy.

The visiting time of museum is decided is from 9 am to 5 pm. The museum is open for visitors from Monday to Saturday. There is no boundation of entry fee to visit it is just open for all visitors. One of the best archaeological place to visit in Karnataka.