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The Thar Heritage Museum

Near Bhatia News Agency | Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer 345001, India
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Aim of this museum is to collect and preserve historical and ancient folk art of Thar Desert for tourist scholar and young generation. Museum is founded by M.A. Author of Jaisalmer Folklore History and Architecture. This Museum Awarded by District Magistrate 2006, and Governor of Rajasthan on 15 August 2008 for preservation of folk Heritage. Museum displayed sea-fossil, documents of Jaisalmer state, coins, post cards, ancient manuscripts, weapons, musical instruments, leather containers of ghee.
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Near Bhatia News Agency | Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer 345001, India
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"private collection"
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"puppet show"
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"the owner"
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"local culture"
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"handicraft shop"
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"laxmi"
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"collector"
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"manuscripts"
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"exhibits"
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"history"
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"ornaments"
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"coins"
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Tucked away at a small corner inside the market, The Thar Heritage Muesum holds a large and varied collection of antiques. The items are varied from fossils to daily use objects. The best part is one not only gets to see these but Mr. Khatri...More

Thank ArchitaRoy
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

LN Khatri is the most hospitable and knowledgable person about Jaisalmer that I have met in this city. This museum started out as a hobby of his and now it is home to thousands of Jaisalmer artifacts from centuries old tools and cookware to fossils...More

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Mr Khatri is doing a fine and commendable job. Not just the museum but the way he explains everything in such detail wants you to keep listening to him....its a one man’s show and he is taking so much pain...hats off Must visit...its above a...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We were exploring the local market and saw a sign directing us to the Thar Heritage Museum. Feeling curious, we went inside and a young man telephoned the owner. Laxmi arrived and gave us a sensational tour of the museum which was his own private...More

1  Thank Leah C
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

While you are walking through the narrow streets of the main market of Jaisalmer, you can find a banner of "Thar heritage Museum". It's not a big place, neither any directions which can lead you there, but visit to this place is not wasted, as...More

Thank Chirag21
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a cute collection of artifacts and objects that common people of the Thar desert area use/have used in the past, Th owned is very knowledgeable and can explain the meaning and usage of the objects and answer any questions you may have,

Thank Priče S
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Thar Heritage Museum is a little gem waiting to be discovered by the curious. It is owner Laxmi’s private collection of desert artefacts, photos and historical scriptures. The guided tour is given by Laxmi himself and being the connoiseur and collector he is, you...More

Thank Nicolas V
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is private museum. The owner collected all of things in the museum by himself. And the owner is really good for the explanation because he can speak English well and he is so smart.

Thank ilecsi
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Museum have so many historical contents and it could be a good option in city while you are waiting hours for buses or trains . Good museum as all over others cities.

Thank TravelToss
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

The puppet show had recorded music and was enjoyable, but the explanations of the exhibits were in broken English and were difficult to read.

Thank flotrowski
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