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Folklore Museum

Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion | University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysore, India
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Ranked #27 of 50 Attractions in Mysore
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Dec 17, 2013
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jerusalem
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Bangalore, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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