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Address: Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion | University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysuru (Mysore), India
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Great collection, but lack of maintainance

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
Gurgaon, India
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England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very difficult to find. I suggest just getting onto the university campus and then asking as many people as it takes to get there. The exhibits range in quality and some have no information present, nothing, not even dates. The whole place is very run down. The most annoying part is the staff, "no mobiles" was barked at us repeatedly...we... More 

Thank HannahScho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We spent an hour driving around Mysore to find the museum. The GPS location on the Google Maps is wrong, also that on TripAdvisor. Security staff at the camous have no idea where it is. No roadsigns indicate where it is. A real disappointment not being able to find it.

Thank Kiren P
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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470 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The credit of establishing ‘Folklore Museum’ in Mysore University goes to three great scholars namelyP.R.Thippeswamy, Javeregowda and Jeesham Paramashivaiah, who were the students of the poet laureate, Kuvempu. This museum is found in Manasagangotri campus. ‘Manasa’ refers to mind and Manasa sarovar in Mount Everest where Ganga River has taken birth. ‘Gangotri’ means purity (Ganges) of the mind. This museum... More 

Thank Profvns
The Netherlands
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176 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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 

3 Thank veroniek k
Gurgaon, India
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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.

4 Thank jaydeep_patwardhan
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

5 Thank everu
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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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.

Thank snag13259
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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120 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank premsubramaniam
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.

Thank veenabhatia
Los Angeles
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57 reviews
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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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