The Ethnology Museum

Ethnology museum is a popular place of attraction in Gujarat. The museum showcases culture and art of the local people of Kutch known as Kacchis. It is a storehouse of books of about 1500AD that mainly focuses on subjects like culture and art along with pictures of about 4500AD that depict rural lifestyle of the local residents of Kutch. Tourists from various corners of India and across the globe visit this museum to gain much knowledge about the social and cultural traditions of Kutch. The other name of the museum is Bharatiya Sanskruti Darshan.

The museum comprises of overall five sections and the most prominent among them is Sahitya Chitra that contains rare works of literature in Kutch and the other is Ethnology section. The remaining sections of the museum comprise of different artifacts like swords, knives, terracotta, bead work, stone and wood carvings and silver work. Visitors will also find a small sized hut which has been designed for keeping treasure. The museum also provides an insight into the occupation of the local people of Kutch through various specimen pieces of samples.

Visitors will love to explore this museum as it gives full information on the cultural background of Kutch and other parts of Gujarat thus we introduce Tribal Tour Package of Gujarat. They will specially like and admire the artworks of local tribal people of the area with extreme details to the presentation. There are many nearby cafes where tourists can look for refreshment after spending quality times in admiring the artistic works of the traditional village community of the region.

History

This remarkable museum was established by an eminent scholar Ramsinhji K Rathod for displaying the folk arts of the region. It comprises vast collections of wall paintings of terra cotta, carvings, wood work, leather work and embroidered art etc. All these precious assets have been preserved wonderfully and are subjects of detailed research by archaeologists and art lovers.

Where is it located?

This landmark museum is located in the south of College Road in Bhuj district and is opened everyday barring Monday.

Ideal Visiting Time

The most favorable season of visiting this museum is from October-March when the climate is pleasant with dipping down of the atmospheric temperature.

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