Seemanthi Bai Government Museum is a another name for Bejai Museum. It is situated in Bejai, which lies in the center of the Mangalore. The Museum has been named in the memory of Seemanthi Bai, who was the mother of an officer of British Rule, named V.R. Mirajkar.
Being the city’s only museum, it serves as an important link between the Modern Indian history and the 16th century. Enriched with information on Indian history and heritage, the museum exhibits ancient and foreign coins belonging partly to the East India Company and Pakistan, along with a collection of beautiful paintings.
Loaded with metal icons, lamps, statues and copper inscriptions, the museum is a great research center. Major attraction here is the copper inscription, depicting the verses of Keladi Venkatappa Nayaka, which can be traced back to 1624 AD.