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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Address: 1377-78, Natu Baug, Pune 411002, India
Phone Number: 91-020-448-2101
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Ranked #13 of 172 Attractions in Pune
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's kinda overpriced for foreigners with tickets being charged at 200 /-, they charge extra for allowing you to photograph the works inside, which is a real shame. Overall it was a very educational experience inspite of there being no guides to explain anything at all.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I always love museums and i been here couple of times. Its peaceful place located in the heart of Pune city. It has collection of various articles and old traditional art work from all over India. My personal favorites are section of musical instruments and household things. Its place to visit if you like museums.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great collection of day to day marathi people's goods. There is no guide, The mastani mahal is great. architecture is good,

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29 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One man's collection over the years caringly housed and worth a half day's visit. Better display space to show off the objects to best effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great collection of household items. Really intersting array of goods that I wish I could find to buy now. cons: MOSQUITOS!!! not a lot of information about each item, but great visuals.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Raja Kelkar museum is situated in the busy city area. But once you step inside. you can see the old heritage saved and displayed artistically in this gallery. Right from day to utensils, weapons, clothing and art - you have it all on the display. You would wonder how you spent 3 hours at a museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

For me the museum itself was well, good. Lots of interesting exhibits from (mostly) 18th and 19th century (west and south) India. Especially those who've grown in the 1980s and before will probably identify many of the household items from their own houses... But I thought the exhibits could've been described better - perhaps the stories of how and why... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This museum shares the fate of many provincial museums in not knowing exactly what message it wants to tell. As a result, visitors are treated to a plethora of interesting items without these ever coalescing into a meaningful story. That said, the old billing and the artefacts on display are wonderful -- we loved the room with the musical instruments!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

When you consider that this was a private collection, assembled by one incredible man, and now maintained with love by his family, this is really a pretty amazing place. You really need to take the time to let your eyes explore everything, because the place is just packed with interesting artifacts. Of the many things we did and saw in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A peep into the lifestyle of the eras gone by. The exhibits include exquisite kitchen utensils, lamps, textiles, toys, musical instruments, writing implements, etc. It is located in old Pune near the shopping areas. This excellent museum houses the one-man collection of Dr. Kelkar and has thousands of artifacts of everyday use.

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