Symbols of history and culture are the pioneers of living societies. Museums are not just the buildings but also for important communication between past and present. In the same spirit, the concept of Purvanchal Museum was conceived in the year 2012 at Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University to keep the regional culture and heritage memorable. The brilliant thinker and the then Rajya Sabha M.P. Late Mohan Singh, through M.P. fund, made a special contribution of ₹ 2 crores to make the museum tangible. Nearly 2 years later, on 14 May 2016, the museum building was inaugurated by three women M.P., Mrs. Jaya Bachchan, Mrs. Dimple Yadav and Mrs. Kanaklata Singh. After this, the exercise of informing the museum and opening for culture lovers started. It was duly started by Vice Chancellor Prof. Vijay Krishna Singh on 23 rd May, 2018.
In the coming days, the museum will include the folk culture and equipment of this region and there are plans to showcase short films on various occasions. Prof. Nandita Singh (Department of English and Modern European Languages) is the present director of the museum.