Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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LokeshRanka
Pune, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Date of visit: 15-July-2023

Our family visit to Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum in Pune was an unforgettable experience! From the moment we entered, we were enthralled by the vast array of captivating artifacts and artwork. Our 8-year-old daughter was wide-eyed with wonder, exploring the rich cultural heritage of India. The museum's thoughtful organization made it engaging for all ages. The staff was friendly and helpful, adding to the warmth of the visit. The museum beautifully preserves and showcases India's artistic legacy, making it both educational and enjoyable. We left with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for our country's history. Highly recommended for families!

Other details are as follows.
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Entry Fee:
INR 30 for Children below 12 years
INR 100 for Adult above 12 years
INR 300 for Foreigners (Adult)
INR 100 for Foreigners (Children)
INR 100 for Mobile Photography
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Museum is divided into 2 wings
Wing A:
Ground Floor - Objects Of Beauty Culture
First Floor - Utensils Gallery
Second Floor - Textile Gallery
Third Floor - Special Exhibition

Wing B:
Second Floor - Lamps Gallery
First Floor - Musical Instruments Gallery & Mastani Mahal
Ground Floor - Ivory Gallery
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- Took us around 2 hours.
- Drinking water available on second floor.
- Restroom are clean and available on ground floor only.
- Benches on each floor available to rest.
- Mastani Mahal is recontructed from original mahal which was in Kothrud.
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Written 25 July 2023
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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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Arun Mani Kanta Gunda
Hyderabad, India469 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Located very interior to city, we have get here by our own means of transport, local bus stand is far away, just a casual visit can be happened nothing special
Written 3 January 2023
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Gautam Pendharkar
Mumbai, India100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
If you're on a visit to Pune, this is one of the best places for history buffs. Although this was a private collection of Raja Dinkar Kelkar, it was donated to government to make it into Museum.
You will find amazing works of art in storage, doors & war weapons used in ancient times in India, especially in the western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujrarat & Kerala).
Each product made at that time, was filled with so much art that you wonder what are we doing now in the "plastic" world. We have lost so much of knowledge about making durable homes, utensils, clothes, musical instruments etc.
Written 29 November 2022
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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India10,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
From the outside, it appears to be a small museum but once inside there are multiple floors (Lift is also available). There are good artefacts at display and arrangement of these is as per international museums. The big deterrent is the parking which is not available adjacent to the museum and second is they accept only cash as the entry fees (Rs.80/-).
Written 8 February 2021
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TravellerMentor
Navi Mumbai, India550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It was good experience over here though the museum is small but the sculpture and the art presentation of the museum is amazing. Theme of the museum is fabulous. worth coming here.
Written 4 April 2020
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Dhaval R
Navi Mumbai, India35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The area doesn't look huge. It's located in a narrow lane where parking is an issue. But forget all that. Once you step inside you'll discover a whole world of amazing idols, historic objects, ancient paintings, musical instruments and much much more. It closes at 5.30 pm and the ticket is Rs.60 for adults. We reached around 4.00 pm and had one hour time with us. We thought we'll easily see it all, but by 5.00 pm we realised we had to rush through the last 3 sections and needed 30 more minutes to fully see and appreciate the amazing collection by Raja Dinkar Kelkar. A must visit!
Written 3 March 2020
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TheCreatist
Mumbai, India114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This has a lot of interesting, beautiful collections. Almost everything here was splendid and had been displayed with care.
Written 31 December 2019
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DGK, UK
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This an excellent small museum where one could submerge in Indian everyday culture. Despite the location, the museum is housed in the interesting old mansion of its founder. A treasure of statues, mostly religious, impressively sculptured wooden or ivory doors and gates, an amazing selection of Indian musical instruments just to mentioned a few. The museum was an utmost delight to visit and I highly recommend it.
Written 26 December 2019
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Joe
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We've visited 3 museums during our stay in India. Two of them were disgracefully bad - the National Museum in Delhi and the truly awful Lucknow Museum. By comparison, this was a complete delight. We spent 2 hours wandering around, and just about everything was beautiful and well displayed. The easy to follow route means you can't miss anything. By far the most interesting place we've been to in India.
Written 26 December 2019
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