We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Folklore Museum

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Meher Bagh Garden, Garsisar Lake, Jaisalmer 345001, India

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 23 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A quirky museum with family heirlooms

What was lacking in display and objects - these wee all the family heirlooms gathered by the owner was made up for by the articulate and passionate talk delivered by the owners... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer F
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 18: English reviews
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What was lacking in display and objects - these wee all the family heirlooms gathered by the owner was made up for by the articulate and passionate talk delivered by the owners son. Came a way feeling I understood a little more about the place and the various cultures that lived around Jaisalmer

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer F
Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best way to take the tour of this small yet interesting museum is with the guidance of Mr.Hemant, the museum care taker. I was pleasantly surprised when in the middle of explaining various collectibles, he sang a Rajastani folk song which still rings in my memory. Over all an interesting experience. P>S I lost my bag in the museum and... More 

Helpful?
Thank MadhuChakravarthy
Luanda, Angola
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were passing by, coming from the lake and Mr. Hemant suggested us a spot to watch the sunset, after the amazing view we were heading off and he invited us to see the museum. We were very happily surprised, he gave us a full tour, teaching us about Indian culture and history with great sense of humor. We loved... More 

Helpful?
Thank rsc2014
Vadodara, India
Level Contributor
100 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Folklore Museum of Jaisalmer is situated on the bank of the Gadsisar lake and features a wide collection of Souvenirs and artefacts of bygone years.Tourists can watch a video in the museum which shows musicians playing royal instruments.

Helpful?
Thank khan25kareena
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level Contributor
201 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This museum is managed by Mr. N. K. Sharma, the same person who also manages Desert Cultural Center. Entry fees is just 10 Rs. Photography is free inside. You can also cover Gadisar Lake and Desert Cultural Center on the same day. There is also a place where you can have the best view of Jaisalmer Fort and sunset.

Helpful?
Thank Niya1315
Kolkata, India
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Located near Gadisar Lake, the museum is an effort by a single man, Shri N K Sharma, a retired award wining teacher who took up the cause of preserving the local cultures like puppetry of Rajasthan. the museum has a wide collection of local attires/ clothes, various music instruments, models of historical monuments, a many pictures and photographs depicting the... More 

Helpful?
Thank sunandito1974
Level Contributor
81 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

i seen this museum because i was really disappointed by the dirty gadisar lake there. this museum came on way while returning back from gadisar lake. entry fee is 10 rupees. guide didnt charge anything extra and this is a small museum but offers a lot of knowledge about history, kings, sites of jaisalmer.

Helpful?
Thank Rachna S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We popped in on our way back to town having visited Gadisar Lake. The curator warmly welcomed us and introduced us to the exhibits. The exhibits are well presented and the accompanying information is written in excellent English, covering a good number of interesting local topics from textile making, local geology, and local history. Certainly worth having a wander round... More 

Helpful?
Thank David E
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The son of the owner guide us throw their Museum, he was so funny. And it was very interesting hearing about the changing of India. It was the best Guide we Ever had in India!! Thank you for showing us This!!!

Helpful?
Thank Patricia R
DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
Level Contributor
330 reviews
231 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Its around the Gadsisar lake area, Entry fee is 10 Indian rupees. Its very interesting to see all the historical stuff and know the stories behind it. Also has a puppet show.

Helpful?
Thank SHDD

Travellers who viewed Folklore Museum also viewed

 
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
 

Been to Folklore Museum? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Folklore Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?