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Folklore Museum

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Address: Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion | University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysore, India

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the best in town

we arrived at closing time for lunch and someone was so kind to give us the grand tour! they can be proud about this museum..so well maintained and so many lovely items to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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The Netherlands
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164 reviews 164 reviews
99 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

we arrived at closing time for lunch and someone was so kind to give us the grand tour! they can be proud about this museum..so well maintained and so many lovely items to see.The former palace in the university complex is a beautiful old mansion with many rooms and different buildings the stuffed tiger is bearing the portrait of a... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a must visit place if you are interested in knowing the culture of the place. The collection here is really nice, though a bit of maintenance is required to keep it in good condition.

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jerusalem
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

For anyone interested in ethnology this is a marvellous collection. Unfortunately, and as usual, the place and the objects suffer from lack of upkeep, labelling, dusting, lighting and proper use of the building. I agree with Prem's comments (below) . It could become a real cultural centre, especially since the museum is in the university campus and right next to... More 

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Mysore, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

It is a a place created with great creativity and knowledge of the rich and age old art form. The details have been given a look at every stage. However, the maintenance is found lacking in many ways.

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Mysore, India
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I was disappointed that all the displays are static considering that this is a relatively new attraction.No links to living traditions and creation of events, retail space, cafe, live performances, being able to watch crafts persons at work, trying one's hand at acquiring a skill, makes this painstakingly put set of exhibits a bit of a bore for a casual... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Very quaint but it was fun and interesting to walk through and see the various exhibits. Lots to learn and understand and worth a visit, it was a bit dusty though the day I visited and the floors had not been cleaned in a few days, other than that a big thumbs up.

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Los Angeles
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Good thing we had a guide who had been here once before or we never would have found it. An amazing collection of art and folk art that you have never seen anywhere before in your life. If your a true devotee of Indian art you have to make a special trip here. The sad thing is that the "curator"... More 

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