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Calico Museum of Textiles

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Address: | The Retreat, Opp. Underbridge, Ahmedabad 80004, India
Phone Number: +91 79 2286 8172
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Textile history

A guide will guide you to the hallway and will tell you the history of textile with all the old textile collection there

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ahmedabad, India
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Ames, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You absolutely must visit this museum when coming to Ahmedabad. It is important to know though that you must make a reservation to go.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an amazing museum and we were very lucky as you need to book months in advance and only a small group is taken in the tours twice a day. I would recommend booking as soon as you know you may visit. We did not thinking we would get access but it was in our destiny and I loved... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A guide will guide you to the hallway and will tell you the history of textile with all the old textile collection there

Thank sona83bhar
Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has lot of old textile designs and cloths preserved. Also the way museum is made is superb, all the old styles and design are preserved. It covers wide area and its very big in place. When we enter inside the museum, it gives smell of old traditions. Awesome place

Thank TarunnB
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ahmadabad was a Manchester of India with all kind of textile mills. So, this one is must visit for textile lovers, you will get to see variety of textiles, get knowledge about it.

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This musium houses a remarkable collection of fabrics from many parts of India and portrays handicraft textiles spanning over 500 years.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I would like to keep my review crisp without much "Masala". My first thought was being a person with no background in textile, "should i go?". My answer now is "Yes". Every one should go.Its not just about textiles, its about knowing our Culture, not just Gujarati, but Indian culture. I came across history through textile. Seen like never before.... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is the only textile museum in the country. Has very old artifacts dating back to prehistoric time. The family maintaining the museum are also textile mill owners and art lovers.

Thank Ashwin39
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Its a private museum displaying the collections of Sarabhai family. If you are ready to spend 3 hours without break, phones etc this place has lot to offer for people interested in history in general.

Thank Kamlesh1979
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I've never seen another place like it. Takes a very limited number of people per day through their collection, only 20 according to their website. Entrance is only during a short time period in the morning. Plan accordingly, it is well worth the trouble to make time for this fascinating place. The museum also hosts visiting scholars in textile arts.

Thank YeShwe

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