The Vrindavan Research Institute was founded in November, 1968 by public spirited philanthropist scholar, Dr. R. D. Gupta of the school of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Institue was formally inaugurated by Dr.Karan Singh, the then Union Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. Realising the significance of the aims and mission of the Institute and appreciating its achievements, the Govt. of U.P. and the Central Govt. provided recurring and ad-hoc grants for its activities. In addition, the Institute welcomes donations from individuals and Institutions.The Institute is recognized by the University of Agra as a research centre for Ph.D. Degree in Hindi and Sanskrit, and accorded the status of a museum of manuscripts and archival material by the Museums Association of India government. Through the generous support of the Department of Culture, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and the Department of Culture, Govt. of India, the Institute is now housed in its own new building on a piece of land of about 4 acres ideally situated at Raman Reti (Near the ISKCON Temple) and with sufficient scope for future developments. The foundation stone of the Institute's new building was laid on 6, January 1983 by Smt.Sheela Kaul, the then Minister of Education and Culture, Government of India. Hon'ble Central Minister for H.R.D. Shri Arjun Singh inaugurated the newly established Braj Culture Museum at the auspicious occasion of Silver Jubilee function on 18th of December, 1993 It has thus grown into a centre devoted to the cause of conservation and publication of Indian culture.