The Museum has been founded to preserve the culture of Uttarakhand, the collective term that indicates eight hill districts of Uttar Pradesh State. In the Museum there are four main areas of interest: collections of folk paintings and ancient wooden artifacts; registrations of the traditional rites and knowledge of Ayurvedic doctors; funds of stone implements and other archaeological materials and photographs of rock art.
In the museum visitors can also enjoy dioramas on tribal and folk life, life-size images of different tribal peoples and models of dwelling units. The Museum also exposes ancient manuscripts, images of god and goddesses, agricultural implements and costumes.
On request visitors can buy New Year cards prepared by silk screen printing at the museum, to popularize the folk art and rock art.