Museums in Gujarat

The Gujarat museums and galleries are considered one of the top priorities of the government of Gujarat, that has in fact launched an entirely separate department which is sincerely dedicated to the development and wellness of museums and galleries. The department is regarded as the Department of Museums. As a matter of fact, Gujarat easily outnumbers neighboring states in housing the most number of museums.

This vast array of Gujarat museums and galleries, inevitably stretches to all its corners. Places like Dharampur, Rajkot, Surat, Varodara, Bhavnagar, Junagarh, Bhuj, Prabhas-Patan, Ahmedabad, Varodara and many others serve as the proud bearers of one of a kind museums in India.

The Gujarat museums and galleries have truly proved to be a charm in inspiring the masses to take interest in intriguing subjects like archeology, science, art and many more and reinvent themselves through this exploration of a new horizon.

Famous museums and galleries in Gujarat

Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum

The Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum is constructed in the base of the scintillating Laxmi Vilas Museum. The exquisite pattern and the mind-boggling design that has been employed in the construction of this magnanimous structure reminds the viewer of its meek resemblance with the Indo-Saracenic manner of engineering.

The Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum was originally a residential complex that belonged to the Gaekwad family. Later the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum was built in the courtyard of the Laxmi Vilas Palace to house the personal souvenirs and other artistic marvels that exclusively belonged to the Gaekwad family.

The Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum was meant to be a poly-utility museum that reflects the true grandeur and classy taste of the Gaekwad family. The mansion was actually meant to be the school building that belonged to the the Maharaja's kids. Most of the works that are exhibited here are procured by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III on his brief odysseys to India

Main attractions of the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum in Varodara are listed below :-

Gandhi Museum

The Gandhi Museum is virtually a living testimonial to the Indian Legend in true sense, Mahatma Gandhi. He selflessly devoted his entire life to the struggle for independence and his doctrine on "Ahimsa" or Non-Violence is still reckoned to be the most lethal weapon that can demoralize and finally compel the foe to give up without a single drop of blood-shed. Mahatma Gandhi will always be an icon for the youth and live in our hearts through his immortal beliefs and wide-spread love and warmth. He is that person who virtually changed India's destiny single-handedly and sowed the seeds of brotherhood and peace which have bloomed into independent and secular India.

The Gandhi Museum has been erected in order to commemorate this great human being and inspire the coming generation to continue the fight against evil keeping in mind, 'Ahimsa', or Non-Violence.

Special Attractions

Gandhi Smriti

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The Gandhi Museum at Gujarat is open to the viewers from 8:30 am to 12 pm and again from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm during the summer season and from 8:30 am t

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya

The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya treasures the reputation of being one of those venues that houses the priced memorabilia of perhaps one of the most, influential and inspiring individuals who has ever walked this earth, Mahatma Gandhi.

The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya aims to pay homage to the greatest spiritual and political leaders who almost single-handedly freed India from the persecution, turmoil and total annihilation caused by the British rulers.

His doctrine of 'Non-Violence' still holds good even in today's jet age.

Mahatma Gandhi is regarded as "The Father of the Nation", for his indispensable contributions to aid India strive towards independence.

The modern architectural extension of the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya was completed in the year 1963. The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya displays pictographs that captured unforgettable moments from Mahatma Gandhi's illustrious life.


Harijan Ashram

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The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya situated in Gujarat is open to visitors from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and again from 2:30 to 7:00 during the winter season and from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and from 2:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. during the summer season.

Calico Museums

A brief sojourn to the Calico Museum of Textiles will most definitely be an enlightening experience for the anxious visitors as it acquaints them with the lavish textile heritage that India possesses. The Calico Museum of Textiles is truly in every respect, an honest and a humble tribute to the sheer craftsmanship capabilities of the Indian textile artisans who have manufactured scintillating textile products that have wowed the entire globe for several centuries now.

The Calico Museum of Textiles came into existence in 1949 and was the inspiration of Ms.Gira Sarabhai.

Main Attractions

Baroda Museum

Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad, a charismatic icon to many, laid the foundation of the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery in the year 1887. The Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery is well-endowed with a vast array of spectacular and extremely rare antiquities that has presented it with a completely new dimension and has also earned it immense respect and gratitude on a global scale.

Today, the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery is recognized as one of the most sought after museums located in the eastern realm of India.

The Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery comprises of two separate buildings that possesses a meek exuberance of Indo-Saracenic engineering. Majority of the coveted articles residing in the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery of Gujarat was personally accrued by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad.

It was the sheer aspiration of two men which laid down the corner stone of this legendary mansion. They were RF Chisholm and Major RN Ment whose architectural magnificence gave shape to the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery of Gujarat.

Special Attractions

Picture Gallery contains pictures of the following

The Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery at Gujarat is open to visitors from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, except on public holidays and Mondays.