The establishment of the Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum at Itanagar, the capital town of Arunachal Pradesh was sponsored by the State Implementation Committee under the chairmanship of Sri R. D. Pradhan, His Excellency the Governor and Vice-Chairmanship of Sri Gegong Apang, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, to commemorate the Birth Centenary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. This Museum has been set up by shifting the central Museum of the Government from Shillong on 15 January,1990.
n North-East India Arunachal Pradesh is the only state having Museum since forty-six years ago when there was no other museum except the Assam State Museum in this part of the country. In the establishment of the J.N. State Museum at Itanagar a long cherished dream has been fulfilled. Now, J.N. State Museum stands as one of the best ethnographic museums in the country.
How to Reach :
Lilabari airport inNorth Lakhimpur is the nearest airport to the Itanagar at a distance of about 57 kilometres. Lilabari airport receives regional Air India flights from Kolkata and Guwahati.
Harmuti railway station in Assam and Naharlagun railway station in Arunachal Pradesh are the closest railway to reach Itanagar, each at a distance of 34 kilometres and 15 kilometres respectively.
You can reach Itanagar via bus from Banderdewa, North Lakhimpur, Tezpur and Guwahati.