The Museum is a unique and extraordinary collection of unknown and rare antiques of the state. It demonstrates the almost extinct articles that clearly display the forgotten culture, art and handicraft of Himachal Pradesh. In the process of the preservation of the culture the museum has earned itself fame and place in the field of Art, Culture and Tourism of Himachal Pradesh.
The museum has not only helped in the preservation of the culture, but it has greatly influenced the public and has created awareness in their minds about the importance of their culture and handicraft. The museum is not just simply a collection of ancient antiquities but is the result of J. R. Sood’s (founder of the museum) research, intensive travel in the state, searching for several years for preserving the antiques and their history, use and importance in the olden days.
The complex is also having a hotel which has a good homely accommodation, descent rooms and family suits. Its location and surrounding views are pleasant and eye catching. Rooms are fully furnished with all the basic and latest facilities, CCTV, EPBX, and KITCHEN etc. The hotel also grants special schemes for the research scholars and student groups engaged in the exploration of handicraft, art, culture and museology.