The Deptt. of Archives, Archaeology and Museums with its primary mandate to preserve the tangible heritage of Jammu and Kashmir is looking after 2-museums, 48-State protected monuments, 3-Archives repositories, 2-Museums.
The department has its establishments in 3-divisions of the State. The department has the distinction of possessing one of the oldest Archival Repositories in the sub-continent with record holdings dating back to Mughal period (1724 AD). There are two multipurpose museums one each at Jammu and Srinagar. Both the Museums are known for their collection world over
The department is duty bound to identify and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the State in different forms like Archival Records, Archaeological Monuments and Antiquities through its various establishments i.e. Archival Repositories, Archaeology and State Museums.