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Address: Opposite Circuit House, Khajuraho 471606, India

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There are two archaeological museums in Khajuraho. The old one is situated in front of Western Group of Temples. The second one is about 500-700 meters from Western Group of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2016
New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

With ruins and sculptures from 1000 year old temples, a lot of good stuff could have been done. While the collection is nice, there is absolutely no information other than a printed brochure which covers it very roughly. Since the museum is small, a guide shouldn't be so difficult for ASI or tourism board to arrange.!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Think you would have to be very interested to visit this museum ...the photographic display was more interesting for me. Nice gardens and a gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

There are two archaeological museums in Khajuraho. The old one is situated in front of Western Group of Temples. The second one is about 500-700 meters from Western Group of Temples. Both museums should be visited. Photography is not allowed in both the museums. The new one is still not having much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

The museum houses the artifacts recovered from all the excavation sites. What you can see on the temple walls, you can find them here but with their descriptions. We loved reading about all of them. The museum is small but the caretaker told us a new one is being constructed, as the number of artifacts has increased manifold. You can... More 

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Mirzapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Both the old and new ASI museums are must visits for anyone interested in the history behind Khajuraho. The older campus is opposite Shiv Sagar lake, besides Zostel and contains some of the finest specimens of the sculptures of Khajuraho. Entry is free for ones having entry tickets for the monuments, and the many sculptures well explained by ASI standards.... More 

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Not a large museum by any standard but a good place for History buffs who would like to see the architecture, carvings that provides a good view of Chandela era (Religion, Deities, Jewelleries, Sartorial sense, Style & Grace, Royal families, Courtesans and their style and grace, Musicians etc.) from close quarters. ASI had also put some interesting items like a... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The ticket we bought to the temple complex apparently included our entry here. There are three rooms with some sculptures and a surly ticket checker. Photography is prohibited which is such a put off and totally defeats the purpose since just outside I can go and click as many as I like ...I mean these are broken statues lined up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

As with most "site" museums in India, the collections are assembled from the leftover rubble but aesthetically challenged archaeologists. The GREAT specimens are mostly in state and federal museums, or reattached to the monuments. Exceptions to this rule are the site museums of Sarnath ( World Heritage site near Benares), and Bodhgaya ( Wold Heritage site, Buddhist pilgrimage site in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Pretty good collection of Sculptures, mostly from the 10th and 11th Centure AD era. Located right in the middle of Khajuraho and easily accessible

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, though not too well maintained. It has excellent pieces from nearby regions which are absolutely stunning. Photography is not allowed.

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