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Archaeological Museum Khajuraho

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Address: Opposite Circuit House, Khajuraho 471606, India
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Small museum but up close and personal with Chandela architecture

Not a large museum by any standard but a good place for History buffs who would like to see the architecture, carvings that provides a good view of Chandela era (Religion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Rbhaumik
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Noida, India
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Mirzapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the old and new ASI museums are must visits for anyone interested in the history behind Khajuraho. The older campus is opposite Shiv Sagar lake, besides Zostel and contains some of the finest specimens of the sculptures of Khajuraho. Entry is free for ones having entry tickets for the monuments, and the many sculptures well explained by ASI standards.... More 

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not a large museum by any standard but a good place for History buffs who would like to see the architecture, carvings that provides a good view of Chandela era (Religion, Deities, Jewelleries, Sartorial sense, Style & Grace, Royal families, Courtesans and their style and grace, Musicians etc.) from close quarters. ASI had also put some interesting items like a... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The ticket we bought to the temple complex apparently included our entry here. There are three rooms with some sculptures and a surly ticket checker. Photography is prohibited which is such a put off and totally defeats the purpose since just outside I can go and click as many as I like ...I mean these are broken statues lined up... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

As with most "site" museums in India, the collections are assembled from the leftover rubble but aesthetically challenged archaeologists. The GREAT specimens are mostly in state and federal museums, or reattached to the monuments. Exceptions to this rule are the site museums of Sarnath ( World Heritage site near Benares), and Bodhgaya ( Wold Heritage site, Buddhist pilgrimage site in... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Pretty good collection of Sculptures, mostly from the 10th and 11th Centure AD era. Located right in the middle of Khajuraho and easily accessible

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Bhopal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, though not too well maintained. It has excellent pieces from nearby regions which are absolutely stunning. Photography is not allowed.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was a neat display but very few artifacts and very little explanation about the history & culture of the time of display. Architect was described repeatedly in similar language on many displays... Could have been made more interesting & interactive..

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Thank Rajeev B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

WOW...the history can be seen here...so lloovely place is this museum...you can see a lot here about caves, utensils, gods and even old statues...a good place to visit..

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Patna, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Archaeological Museum at Khajuraho was a dampener in every respect. It is merely a storage place for dislodged statues from the beautiful temples. Nothing special or unique. Moreover the specimens are too few. I had to keep my camera in the locker as photography is not allowed. Though Khajuraho has a steady flow of tourists, you will hardly find... More 

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Newhall, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was expecting more from this small museum and was disappointed that we could not take photos. The artefacts paled by comparison to seeing the sculptures in their natural environment.

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