The State Archaeological Museum was built by Colonel Sankey during 18th century at bangalore, Karnataka. Having completed in 1876 the museum had some additions in the subsequent years. B.L. Rice of the Mysore State Gazetteer originally made some collection of items that include rare coins, ancient monuments, souvenirs, paintings, findings of excavations, sculptures etc.
Visitors are allowed for a nominal fee on all days, except Mondays and Notified Public Holidays.