The city is home to people of different religions, and Howrah serves as a major center of art and culture. The people of Howrah have always admired art and literature.
The main traditional place of Howrah is the Ananda Niketan Kirtishala Museum. The museum was established by the officials of Ananda Niketan with the aim of shedding light on the cultural and historical heritage of Bengal,It is located at Bagnan block of Howrah District. The main purpose of this museum is to enrich the rural people of this region. Ananda Niketan Kirtishala also serves as a platform to educate rural people who are unable to utilize adequate educational resources. The various exhibits of this museum from different historical periods are evidence of the rich past of Bengal.