City Museum
City Museum
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great4traveller
465 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
City Museum is located on the floor just above the Kite museum. It has got old weaving loom on display. The history of Ahmedabad through artefacts, paintings, folk art, craft and textile craft can be known. The old furnitures are kept on display.
Written 30 November 2017
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gentbrugg
Moscow2,304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Quite an interesting museum presenting the history of the city. Preparing for the trip, I had a strong belief that the city was founded by Ahmed Shah I in the XV century. Naturally, this period of history is presented in the museum very widely. But it turned out that in the current location of Ahmedabad since the 11th century there was another city, as demonstrated by the exhibits from the museum funds.
But, of course, the main attraction of the Museum lies in the fact that the author of its project was famous Le Corbusier, though, its realization was carried out only 35 years after his death. A very special organization of space by means of a rectangular spiral sequence of rooms, and other original architectural solutions – all this adds interest to the museum. And, maybe, even is a chief cause for the visit.
Written 5 July 2017
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Nikhil P
Mumbai, India1,327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
- Located on the floor above the Kite museum, city museum gives the glimpse of history of Ahmedabad via artefacts, paintings, folk art and craft , textile craft. It has got a n old weaving loom on display too. The old furniture has been aesthetically put on displayed. Also motorised fire tender from old days has been put on display on the ground floor itself. The museum is located at Sanskar Kendra and is easily accessible from Paldi crossing as well as from railway station through auto rickshaw.
Written 24 October 2016
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Krupali S
Ahmedabad, India962 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
It is a museum which includes art and culture of ahmedabad city. In this building one kite(Ahmedabad is famous for kite festival) museum is also there. Here you can find some architectural collection(monuments, chabutara-bird feeding pole, fountains, old fire engine etc. ) of ahmedabad city moved here.
Written 14 March 2016
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VivekPilania
Mumbai, India411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
It is the local history muesum being managed by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Its a huge red coloured building near NID Paldi and has separate sections for history, art, culture. Do visit if you have some spare time and interest in museums .You would need more that an hour to cover the entire place. Also visit the kite museum which is in the same compound.
Written 31 January 2016
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Parisian700
Daman, India17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
I got to know about the city museum so decided to go for a visit. In fact I enjoyed the kite museum more then the city museum. The good part is that they do not charge anything for the visit. They have a number of assorted statues and other artefacts, many of them are meant to provide a glimpse of the Guajarati culture and traditions. The place could definitely have been better maintained. They can charge a nominal fee and use the funds to maintain the place.
Written 19 January 2016
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Vikas Singh
Ghaziabad, India4,061 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Just a namesake museum, there is hardly anything worth seeing here. There is a disfigured statue of Queen Victoria at the entrance and few statues scattered inside. The museum was supposed to depict the typical gujrati lifestyle but that is hardly displayed here. Avoid
Written 27 November 2015
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Ema Datshi
Northampton, UK1,291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
I had a strong sense of deja vu when visiting the City Museum in Ahmedabad as it is very similar to the City Museum in Chandigarh which was also designed by Le Corbusier. Whilst the Chandigarh one has been well maintained, the Ahmedabad one doesn't appear to have been loved and looked after. Whilst Le Corbusier is the big architectural 'hero' of Chandigarh, he doesn't perhaps have the same respect in A'bad.

The contents are eclectic and very varied but if you can look past how messy and dusty it is an d how horribly badly lit the place is, then there are good things about this place. Like most Indian museums, whether you love it or hate it depends as much on YOU as on the museum. We were willing to turn a blind eye to the multiple crimes against curatorial skill and just enjoy the place.

There were some great photos relating to the Indian Independence movement, some very good comparative religion displays and some not entirely terrible modern art.

It's free - which is probably a good thing or they'd have next to no visitors. We quite enjoyed it but poor old Le Corbusier must be spinning in his grave.
Written 9 October 2015
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Shrirang J
Pune District, India220 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
One can visit this place along with Kite Museum. Kite museum is in the ground floor and City Museum is on the first floor. The museum is still being made. In few months time, it should be much more informative.
Written 28 July 2013
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