The Indian Museum was founded in 1814 by the Asian Society. At that time, Calcutta was the capital of British India and continued to have a state of political and cultural development for a century. The Indian Museum is the oldest museum in South-East Asia and the largest museum in the country. It is divided into six segments with a total of thirty-five galleries. The artifacts and exhibitions are classified into archaeology, art, human race science, botany, geology and animal sciences. It is one of the most fascinating sections of the Archaeological Museum, including an Egyptian mami and also spectacular exhibitions. The gallery of coins, musical instruments gallery, Mughal painting gallery, façade gallery, and fossil-man science gallery are galleries preferred by visitors.