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Calico Museum of Textiles

Address: Opp. Underbridge | Shahibag, Ahmedabad 80004, India
Phone Number: 91-79-2286 8172, 91-79-2286 5995
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Ranked #10 of 77 Attractions in Ahmedabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We had been told to visit this museum but they have a long waiting list. They only take ten tourists morning and afternoon. If you are visiting from abroad how is this reasonable what a shame.

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Gandhinagar, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Textile lovers can go textiles engg can have a brief look at different types of textiles made in gujarat no guide is available, so u can read about that before u cannot find any info there

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New York
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873 reviews 873 reviews
235 attraction reviews
603 helpful votes 603 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of those rare gems where the entire experience is perfect. from the limited number of people allowed access each day, to the conducted tour and the actual exhibits that showcases the best of Indian textiles and fabrics. This is very much a 'live' museum since the sarees, and other fabrics breathe here. The displays are nothing short... More 

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Wonderful stuff on display but there were no explanations or labels and a lot was not able to be viewed. So appreciation of what we were looking at was pretty superficial. A missed opportunity.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After reading so much good and mersmerising comments, i have decided to visit this museum, but was not aware of the prior appointment thing, hence have to come back all the way, as there were no space for new guest in today's tour and even of tomorrow.please take prior appointment with the manager of museum (phone number could be found... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very well organised tour. The collection of fabrics is wonderful and the tour leader is impressive. The building is set in a beautiful garden. Remember you must book to go on the tour which is free.

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Top Contributor
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61 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Famous Indian Calico Fabrics date back to the medival times. The museum presents different periods and styles of these unique indigenous textiles. Absolutely should see it.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went here as an after thought once arriving in town. We were amazed at how interesting and informative the tour was. Check on tour times. You have to go through with a guide and only by chance, we barely got in with the last group of the day.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

we did not know that we require a prior appointment; we had to skip our visit to the museum as appointment was not available for the next day and we had to proceed back to mumbai.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Calico Museum has an extraordinary collection that is shares with small groups that schedule a time to go through it with a guide. The selection is educational and dazzling!

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