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Address: Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion | University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysuru (Mysore), India

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Great Collection of Artefacts

This museum has a great collection of artefacts that are pooled in from different part of Karnataka and gives a feel of the states rich folklore. A lot more artefacts needs to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This museum has a great collection of artefacts that are pooled in from different part of Karnataka and gives a feel of the states rich folklore. A lot more artefacts needs to be added and the museum has to be maintained well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

The place is very hard to find it. You have to go to the university area. Museum is in old, beautiful palace. Unfortunately there was no one to let us in. But walk around this building was nice and interesting

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

This museum is housed in a beautiful colonial building that is crumbling. The exhibits are dusty and neglected and lack descriptions. With so much rich culture in this part of India, the museum was a huge disappointment and not worth the significant effort of getting there (no signage posted on roads).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Ground floor has ethnographic section. Excellent display & explanations. Upstairs has some sculptures & paintings. Garden has folk art statues from many regions. Interior displays change, as the museum has far more exhibits than they can display.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

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 

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1 Thank HannahScho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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 

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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 

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Gurgaon, India
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 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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