Brain Museum
NIMHANS, Hosur Road

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Your school biology textbooks come alive. Terms that you once grappled with-grey matter, white matter and the hippocampus, begin to make distinct sense. Just point to the specimen, and Dr. Shankar narrates its history. In the three years of its existence, the brain museum has attracted hundreds of school and college students. And the most popular part of the tour? Getting to hold a brain or a heart in your hands at the end of the visit!

  • Interactive
  • 300 specimens
  • Research centre
  • Working of the brain




When you step foot in this museum at NIMHANS, you will have to admit, it feels like you have entered the sets of a rather graphic sci-fi film.

Over 300 brain specimens are preserved in jars at the Brain Museum managed by the Department of Neuropathology. Each brain has a story to tell, whether chilling, tragic or fascinating, which you discover during a guided tour of the museum with its conceptualiser, S.K. Shankar, who has been a professor at the Department for the past 32 years.

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Starting from Rs 0 per person for 2 days, 1 night with cab and accommodation

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Saturday : 10 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday : 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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NIMHANS, Hosur Road, SR Krishnappa Garden, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029