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Calico Museum of Textiles

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Address: Opp. Underbridge | Shahibag, Ahmedabad 80004, India
Phone Number: 91-79-2286 8172, 91-79-2286 5995
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The majestic museum has lovely garden with statues,fountains and looks like a palace .The museum has all types of fabrics of India spun,painted,woven etc.The museum can boast of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After living in AHMEDABAD for over 30 years finally managed to visit. The premises where this museum is setup belongs to the Sarabhài family. Their contribution towards education, healthcare and premier institutions is unmatched. The Textile Museum is a collection of priceless fabrics, clothes and artefacts. There is no fee and the Sarabhài family wants it to be limited to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The range of textiles and traditional garments is worth the trip to Ahmedabad. Very knowledgeable guide brought every piece to life. Highly recommended even if you are not a textile buff.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This may sound boring to many on the face of it but the Sarabhai's have done a great service to the world by making this museum available to the public...it captures the industry and art of a bygone era

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The collection of textiles is certainly extensive but the lack of any good descriptions make it a tortuous experience. As another reviewer remarked the guide was much like a school teacher and said things like you sit here and you there but she never ever explained anything which was bizarre. This was all regrettable as the museum could be great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It is good to book in advance to avoid disappointment. You will have a wonderful tour that takes you through the various textiles, textures, colours and weaving patterns. Entering the museum you get a feel of being taken to history - in the years when Ahmedabad was the capital of textiles in India - also known as the Manchester of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The majestic museum has lovely garden with statues,fountains and looks like a palace .The museum has all types of fabrics of India spun,painted,woven etc.The museum can boast of having wide variety of bandhani,kalamkari,patolas and many more types of cloth.

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Udaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was awesome visit, they are preserving textile & apparels from 300 years. Indian textile culture is well presented here... If you are textile art & textile engineering lover.. this is your destination. Must visit

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

You have to book your visit, it is free and you have deposit your camera. the guide does an excellent job and since they have limited visitors you can pay attention.

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Vapi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Thirty-one years old, but it is one among the foremost textile museums in the world and an important Indian institution. It is located in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, and is managed by the Sarabhai Foundation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The lack of phones/cameras immediately lowers this rating 5 experience to a 3! There are no art descriptions or thorough explanations, so I feel like we walked through looking at art with no understanding of what it was. I was also constantly in fear of knocking into something. But, I completely recommend everyone do take the two hours to see... More 

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Address: Address: Opp. Underbridge | Shahibag, Ahmedabad 80004, India
Phone Number: 91-79-2286 8172, 91-79-2286 5995
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Gujarat  >  Ahmedabad

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