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“Has substance, need better presentation & maintenance”
Review of Pondicherry Museum

Pondicherry Museum
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Bengaluru, India
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68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Has substance, need better presentation & maintenance”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Museum is very conveniently located near Bharthi Park. It is housed in (about to be demolished but saved) a heritage building of erstwhile french businessman. It has interesting items pertaining to various areas like history, metallurgy, architecture, Numismatics etc. However the facility needs better maintenance and presentation. Has lot of potentials to attract international tourists & enthusiasts. I enjoyed my visit

Visited July 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nothing great”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Nothing great here... majority of the stuff you won't understand

Coin collection was nice. If you are in this zone and want to kill some time visiting the tourist spots - go for it, else you can easily give it a skip

Ticket cost is minimal.

Visited August 2012
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not a great tourist attraction”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

It was dirty, not so much attractive. May be good for kids ans they were few options to hang on the tree house and other see-saw kind of plays.

Visited December 2012
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South Florida, Florida
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153 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“A small but interesting museum”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Although rather small and not very well kept, this museum has some interesting artifacts and you are able to read of some little known facts about the area. Be sure to look for the narrow entrance after you are upstairs to see the old carriages. We almost missed it. The entrance fee for foreigners was 50 rupees and for locals is 15 rupees.
There was a mobile ice cream vendor outside if you require any refreshments and I have also seen a coconut water vendor on other days as I walked by there a few times.

Visited November 2012
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New Delhi, India
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Little Collection of Artifacts”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

This museum is situated near to the Bharathi Park, it has a small collection of ancient artifacts. None of them are managed well and even the staff has no info on that. Arikamedu items are good and some caravans are also displayed. Overall, not a must watch but if time permits then you can visit.

Visited September 2012
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