Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore (VITM), is a constituent unit of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Expediently located in the heart of the city, adjoining the verdant and scenic Cubbon Park, VITM annually attracts a million visitors who leave the museum impressed and enriched with more knowledge of science and its impact on their lives.
The second organised science museum to be set up in India, VITM has a very important mandate – that of increasing public engagement with science.
As a museum dedicated to science and technology, VITM has been meticulous in documenting, demonstrating and creating awareness about the history, techniques and methodologies of applied sciences and modern inventions. The numerous exhibits assiduously collected over the years simplify complex ideas and display the application of scientific developments and their adaptation by industry that has led to the growth of modern society.
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is the Southern headquarters of NCSM and the following four centres come the aegis of VITM
- Regional Science Centre, Tirupati
- Regional Science Centre and Planetarium, Calicut
- District Science Centre, Kalaburagi
- District Science Centre, Tirunbelveli