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Folklore Museum

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Great collection, but lack of maintainance

This is a must visit place if you are interested in knowing the culture of the place. The... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2014
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Creativity, Culture, Care

It is a a place created with great creativity and knowledge of the rich and age old art form. The... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2013
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion | University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysuru (Mysore), India
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Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Very difficult to find. I suggest just getting onto the university campus and then asking as many people as it takes to get there. The exhibits range in quality and some have no information present, nothing, not even dates. The whole place is very run...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We spent an hour driving around Mysore to find the museum. The GPS location on the Google Maps is wrong, also that on TripAdvisor. Security staff at the camous have no idea where it is. No roadsigns indicate where it is. A real disappointment not...More

2  Thank Kiren P
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The credit of establishing ‘Folklore Museum’ in Mysore University goes to three great scholars namelyP.R.Thippeswamy, Javeregowda and Jeesham Paramashivaiah, who were the students of the poet laureate, Kuvempu. This museum is found in Manasagangotri campus. ‘Manasa’ refers to mind and Manasa sarovar in Mount Everest...More

Thank Profvns
Reviewed 19 January 2015

we arrived at closing time for lunch and someone was so kind to give us the grand tour! they can be proud about this museum..so well maintained and so many lovely items to see.The former palace in the university complex is a beautiful old mansion...More

3  Thank veroniek k
Reviewed 29 October 2014

This is a must visit place if you are interested in knowing the culture of the place. The collection here is really nice, though a bit of maintenance is required to keep it in good condition.

4  Thank jaydeep_patwardhan
Reviewed 17 December 2013

For anyone interested in ethnology this is a marvellous collection. Unfortunately, and as usual, the place and the objects suffer from lack of upkeep, labelling, dusting, lighting and proper use of the building. I agree with Prem's comments (below) . It could become a real...More

5  Thank everu
Reviewed 6 June 2013

It is a a place created with great creativity and knowledge of the rich and age old art form. The details have been given a look at every stage. However, the maintenance is found lacking in many ways.

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

I was disappointed that all the displays are static considering that this is a relatively new attraction.No links to living traditions and creation of events, retail space, cafe, live performances, being able to watch crafts persons at work, trying one's hand at acquiring a skill,...More

Thank premsubramaniam
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Very quaint but it was fun and interesting to walk through and see the various exhibits. Lots to learn and understand and worth a visit, it was a bit dusty though the day I visited and the floors had not been cleaned in a few...More

Thank veenabhatia
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Good thing we had a guide who had been here once before or we never would have found it. An amazing collection of art and folk art that you have never seen anywhere before in your life. If your a true devotee of Indian art...More

1  Thank anadamansea
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