Shri Pratap Singh Museum (SPS Museum) is in Lal Mandi in Srinagar in Kashmir.
It was set up way back in 1898, this museum is chock-full of over 80,000 ancient objects from all over Northern India.
Get ready to be transported back in time as you feast your eyes on ancient terracotta heads dating back to the 3rd century, found at the Buddhist site at Ushkur & molded terracotta plaques of the 4th & 5th century from Harwan. Not only will you learn a thing or two, but you’ll also have a blast doing it.
And when you’re all museum-ed out, take a stroll through the lovely park adjacent to the museum which also displays some old statues everywhere. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic or some much needed fresh air.
Plus, it’s the summer palace of Maharajas who once ruled Kashmir, so you’ll get a taste of royal life. The Sri Pratap Singh Museum (SPS) is notable mainly for the grand collection of handicrafts and archaeological artifacts from across the state.
While the outlook of the museum talks about royal panache, the interior displays abundant antique objects collected from Baltistan, Gilgit, and from different corners of Kashmir. So pack your bags, grab your camera and get ready for a trip to the past you won’t soon forget!”