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Visit Kutch Museum

To explore beyond the tangible charm of Gujarat, one that will dig deep and bring-out historical facts and secrets that have long been hidden in its bosom, the Museum of Kutch should be explored. Renowned as Gujarat's oldest museum, the Kutch Museum has the largest existing collection of the Kshatrapa inscriptions, samples of the now-extinct Kutchi script and the local currency of Kutch- Kori. 

To explore beyond the tangible charm of Gujarat, one that will dig deep and bring-out historical facts and secrets that have long been hidden in its bosom, the Museum of Kutch should be explored. Renowned as Gujarat's oldest museum, the Kutch Museum has the largest existing collection of the Kshatrapa inscriptions, samples of the now-extinct Kutchi script and the local currency of Kutch- Kori.

Situated on the banks of the beautiful Hamirsar Lake, the Gothic architecture-styled double-tiered building is a compendium of ancient artefacts, folk arts, crafts, embroidered clothes, paintings, arms, ammunition, musical instruments, sculptures, precious metal work along with a picture gallery, an anthropological section, archaeological section and a shipping section as well. The main attraction of the museum is a seven-trunked, snow-white elephant, Airavat, painted in Kamagiri style with flowers and creepers showcasing the 18th-century masterpiece from Mandvi.
 

  • Other interesting features of the museum are models of wild ass and flamingo, a round silver tray, 20th-century ornamented doors, knives and nut-cutters.
  • It was previously known as the Fergusson Museum, after the then governor of Bombay, Sir James Fergusson.
  • On 14th November 1884, the foundation stone for the museum was laid and the total cost was Rs.3300
  • Timings: 10:00am to 01:00pm and 02:30pm to 05:30pm
  • Closed: Wednesdays and Bank Holidays
  • Fee: Rs.5 per person
  • Good road connectivity is seen from Palitana (~55km), Rajkot (~165km) and Ahmedabad (~203km).
  • Buses, cabs and auto-rickshaws can be availed within the city to reach the museum.

 

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Temples
  • STD Code

    2832
  • Best Season

    Winter and September to February
  • State/Code

    /370001
  • LANGUAGES

    Gujarati and Hindi