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Archaeological Museum Khajuraho

Address: Opposite Circuit House, Khajuraho 471606, India
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Ranked #18 of 36 Attractions in Khajuraho
Type: Museums
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The museum has a collections of statues which were part of the khajuraho temple at a point.but after seeing the temples you don t really appreciate this place.the ticket which you get at the western group temples entry is used to enter here as well so do not throw the ticket stubs away

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the best Dancing Ganesha statues I have ever seen. I just felt like setting up a chair in front of it and settling down with some samosas, kachoris, and tea to just stare at it :-) Sadly, ASI does not allow photography in its museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Quick snapshot of the historic sculptures kept at a small place. It can be finished in 30-45 minutes but gives a good view of some of the rare statues.

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Dehradun, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Archaeological Museum Khajuraho, a noted tourist attraction of the destination, gives insight into the royal past of India. Though most of the temples here are well-preserved, some are partially in ruins. This museum was established with the aim to protect the ancient sculptures and remains of those temples. The ASI museum is housed in a complex outside the Western... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was a little disappointed with this place, especially in comparison with the amount of effort and expense which has gone into the preservation of the temples around Khajuraho. THe museum has a small collection of statues, interesting enough. I was able to visit using my entrance ticket to the Western temples from the previous day.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Archaeological Museum is free with your temple ticket; so as many suggest...don't lose your ticket, hang onto it. Inside the museum you will find an ample amount of statues and relics from the Khajuraho Temples that are no longer standing. Most of these precious relics were found in the overgrowth in the fields from the ruins of temples. I... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The ASI museum is housed in a complex outside the Western temple opposite Shivsagar tank .The Western temples entry ticket is the entry ticket for this museum hence retain your Entry stub .There is no separate ticket counter here. The building entrance itself is flanked by the statues of river goddess and Ardhanari at the lintel. In the verandah where... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Situated just a few wards from the western group ticket counter one must see this museum. Although nor so large its collection is fascinating. especially i ve liked the nymph sculptures and the dancing Ganesha sculpture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Definitely visit this little museum for another view of the art and sculptures of Khajuraho's temples. Seeing the sculputures in a museum enables you to walk all around and see many angles--- which is different from seeing similar images in the temples. We spent about an hour at this museum-- and time well spent. I esp enjoyed the dancing Ganesha... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The museum is just a short walk from the western temple group, it houses an attractive collection in just a few small rooms and took about 20 minutes to see. Entrance fee is included in the temple admission charge so save your ticket.

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