THE MUSEUM

Spanning across 12.68 acres, Kala Bhoomi is a one stop shop for the Handicrafts and Handlooms of Odisha.

Divided into indoor and outdoor exhibits, with 8 galleries that cover Terracotta, Traditional Paintings, Stone and Wood carving, Metal crafts, Natural Crafts, Tribal Crafts, Pre-weaving techniques and sericulture and Handlooms, and 2 galleries still under construction, the museum is constantly growing

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Part of the campus amenities are an Open-air theatre, childrens’ play area, souvenir shop, a canteen serving authentic odia cuisine and a café serving a more cosmopolitan fare.

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The outdoor displays include courtyards dedicated to tribal living and temple architecture, wall paintings and outdoor exhibits that include terracotta items, wood items and stone sculpture.

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The journey to create this museum began in the early 2000’s. The Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts department, Government of Odisha in a bid to preserve and promote the crafts dedicated land to that cause. Kala Bhoomi- Odisha Crafts Museum was formally inaugurated by Honbl’ CM Navin Patnaik on the 23rd of March 2018.