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Nice place for folk art lovers. This place show cases most of the art works native to Karnataka. It... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2019
Shahnawaz N
Bengaluru, India
Spectacular collection - even in the dark

This treasure house of cultural artefacts deserves so much better. On my third visit over the past... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Robyn B
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Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion | University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysuru (Mysore), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum which comprises several rooms is certainly visited by students but hardly by outsiders. It is not appealing though you can see series of paper face and shoulder masks, rarely seen. On the whole their collections are of very mediocre quality like the jewellery...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 25 January 2019

Nice place for folk art lovers. This place show cases most of the art works native to Karnataka. It was a nice experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shahnawaz N
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This place has a lot of artefacts ... Cultural artefacts ... The place needs maintenance ... It is located in the Jayalaxmi Palace vicinity ..

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This amazing collection of artefacts is housed in a marvellous old building JAYALAKSHMI MANSION on the University of Mysore campus. Sadly it’s not very well cared for and is difficult to actually see as many of the glass cases and rooms are in darkness. It...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank sullivangreentara
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This treasure house of cultural artefacts deserves so much better. On my third visit over the past few years, water damage has increased and some rooms were blacked out due to lack of power. It is distressing for the visitor used to carefully maintained collections...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Folklore Museum is located within the Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace and is in fact, one among 3 museums in the palace building. Entry to it is free, though photography is not allowed. To get here, one needs to get inside the Mysore University campus and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank iammanish2015
Reviewed 29 August 2017

located inside the Mysore university campus. There is a place close by.They have around 6500 collections of folklore exhibits.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank sunseb
Reviewed 25 August 2017

this folklore museum is inside a former palace. though not visited very much it has some very rare artifacts and culturaly varuable peices. the museum is also in the heart of the mysore university.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Deepaknarayan2002
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very informative, good collection of artefacts; gives an insight to the local culture. Quiet place, not very crowded. (Entry - free)

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Malavika_G
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Folklore Museum at Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion is a place where you can see all the folk art of the region. its worth spend a extra hour

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Gugan_Ilango
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