Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Allan DSouza
Pune, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
An immersive history lesson that threw light on how Indians of the subcontinent lived, loved, cooked, celebrated,decorated,clothed, housed, attacked, defended, travelled, prayed and performed. A history buff could easily spend 3 hours at the venue. More prominent direction signboards leading to the venue and dedicated parking space could help as would item
signboards with slightly more information. Also the museum shoppee could have more items reflective of Pune's rich culture and heritage.
Written 22 February 2023
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Meena M
New Delhi, India10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
An interesting, eclectic collection of artefacts housed in 2 wings of a building. I was short of time so could cover only one wing.
Lovely local flavors that museums often overlook. Well worth a visit.
Unfortunately space is short so artefacts are crowded into tight spaces, not well displayed, labelled & lighting is terrible.
The collection deserves a well designed display and needs to be documented.
Written 30 April 2024
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Nidhi P
Pimpri-Chinchwad, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This happens to be one of my favourite places to visit in the city.
I generally go there for writing exercises when I have a writer's block and want to be inspired. Last year, I visited this place with an artist friend of mine and we spent the day writing and sketching throughout the museum.
If you are going to visit with kids, make sure that they are in an age group where they are curious and can understand what is shown to them.
Written 18 March 2024
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Chaitanya T
Pune, India56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2011 • Solo
In 1962, when Dr. Kelkar delivered his deposits to the Department of Archaeology, Govt. of Maharashtra, it spawned into the proper body of a Regional Museum . This aided accurate exhibition and perfect sustenance of things. The air of eternal romance envelops the Raja Dinker Kelkar Museum, Pune. The stirring demonstration, in the Mastani Mahal, is reminiscent of the life of the valorous Bajirao Peshawa the first. It beautifully depicts the memorable moments of togetherness, shared by the Peshwa with his dear beloved, Mastani. A portion of the ground floor of the Raja Dinker Kelkar Museum has kept on display splendid Ivory articles, such as Ink-Pots, House-Shrines, Toilet-use things, Games and Playing Cards, named Ganjeefa. The 18th century, Parsee man, built of ivory, is a wonderful artifact from South India. Similar is the 17th century ivory model of Sree Ganesh , imported from 17th century Nepal. Variety is the hallmark of the Raja Dinker Kelkar Museum, Pune.
Written 5 June 2012
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ahc2012
Burlington, MA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
Here you can see very rare ancient things made from ivory, copper, gold, silver, wood etc. I went there with my foreigner friend & he likes it very much.
Written 23 October 2012
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Chris H
Johannesburg, South Africa16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
Surely a "must see" whenever you are in Pune. It got all you expect and more of what you wouldn’t expect in a museum. It’s amazing collection will keep you busy for at least an entire day. Interested in Indian history no matter from which angle? Go there!
Written 10 October 2012
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Arti K
Pune, India134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
The museum has an acute paucity of funds and thus has not been able to get professional help for display, interpretation,management, professional guide etc. It is one of the only museum worth mentioning in the city and a single man's collection.
Written 30 May 2012
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kaz_in_essex
Brentwood, UK66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great museum, containing part of the life-time collection of just one man. There are lots of fascinating every-day items and house-hold objects, such as lamps, kitchen equipment, foot scrapers and paan making paraphanalia.
I thought the musical instrument section was particularly good, as well as the wonderful collection of carved doors.
The building itself is also a lovely old place and well worth 2 or 3 hours of your time.
Written 8 February 2007
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blubLondres
Londres8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
A very nice museum in the heart of Pune. The collection is very impressive and as I was too understand only part of it is actually on display.

Items get a bit repetitive and display could do with a good revamp but otherwise a must see in Pune.
Written 11 April 2015
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Coolchaitu
Pune, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
Raja Kelkar Museum is must visited place in Pune. You can see lot many old things from coins to jewellery to utensils and many more. Musical instruments are also kept here. If you are a history lover then this is a perfect place to visit. You must spare at least half day to see this museum.
Written 12 December 2012
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