Archaeological Museum, Halebidu
The museum was established in 1962 and houses more than 900 sculptures, architectural members, inscriptions retrieved from Halebidu and its neighboring areas. The collection is displayed in a closed gallery as well as in an open air gallery. The sculptures of Brahma-Saraswati, Kala Bhairava, Mother and Child, wooden carvings and a bronze statue of a Tirthankara are the important displays in the sculpture gallery. The open air gallery has in its display sculptures such as Govardhana-giridhari Krishna, dancing Shiva, Nataraja and Veena Saraswati, dancing Ganesha and elegant couchant Nandi.
Tipu Sultan Museum, Srirangapatna
The Tipu Sultan Museum, Srirangapatna is housed in Daria Daulat Bagh, a Centrally protected Monument. The Museum was established in 1959 and the exhibits mostly pertains to Tipu Sultan. The important exhibits consist of oil paintings, pencil sketches, aquatints and engravings, coins and medals, costumes, furniture, arms etc. The most important painting displayed is the storming of 'Seringapatam' -an oil painting by Sir Robert Ker Porter in 1800, depicting the final capture of Srirangapatna on 4th May 1799. Another important display is the painting by Robert Home, painted between 1792-95 depicts Tipu's sons Abdul Khaliq and Maizuddin, the hostage princes with Ghulam Ali Khan, the Vakil of Tipu. There are eighteen pencil sketches on display and includes those of the seven sons of Tipu Sultan and other important officers of Tipu Sultan. The coins issued by Tipu Sultan of various denominations such as double paisa, Paisa, Half paisa, Quarter paisa and One-eighth paisa are displayed in this Museum.