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“A great museum filled with art and architecture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
1377-78, Natu Baug, Pune 411002, India
91-020-448-2101
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Ranked #12 of 214 things to do in Pune
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Campbell, California
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“A great museum filled with art and architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The museum is quite small but is filled up with hundreds of antique sculptures and artifacts from around India....although there is a fee for using cameras (and no flash), make sure you bring one. There are many different exhibits and levels, and it will take you around 90 minutes to go through.

Unfortunately, many of the manuscripts and paper are badly preserved and slowly disintegrating, and the museum is desperately looking for funds to move to a bigger and better maintained place. A great place to visit, but the younger ones may get a little bored.

Visited July 2013
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“History revisited”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This museum is off a very no descript lane in Pune. But the interiors hold a treasure trove. If history and artifacts from the past fascinate you, then you must visit this museum. There are beautiful collections of artifacts and idols.

Visited April 2013
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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“A must see place for anybody interested history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is a museum standing in the center of Pune city with a good collection of articles from around the Medieval period of India when the Marathas, Peshwas and Sultanates.
Type of article found here and of interest are House hold articles and tools, Prayer instruments and idols of god, Warfare instruments, Music instruments, Carriages etc.

Visited May 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Good way to see the Indian life in the last 300 or so years”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Good collection of artifacts... from weapons to clothes to musical instruments and some more. Clean, well maintained and located in the heart of the city.... Parking can be a challenge though

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting, diverse and just the right size”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a great museum of just the right size, in my opinion. Can poke around the various collections.

After seeing the first room I worked my way back to the ticket office to purchase the photography permit. I am glad I did as there are many interesting items on display here.

Visited June 2012
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