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The Thar Heritage Museum

Near Bhatia News Agency | Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer 345001, India
+91 94141 50762
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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 L.N. Khatri M.com, 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
+91 94141 50762
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

It s located in the market of the main city. Laxmi Narayan Khatri founded this museum, which houses sea fossils, ornaments from the ship of the desert and horses. Antique coins, documents regarding the history of Jaisalmer, ancient weapons and manuscripts offer a glimpse of...More

Thank bose_rima
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Desert have their own charm and beauty this muesum have many stuff related their local culture preserved must come it is the another place which help you to know about rajputana

1  Thank Im O
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The museum is a private collection of the owner about desert culture. It is small but very interesting. The owner gives you details and he speaks excellent English.

1  Thank Dimitris T
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a shop with few supposedly authentic old items, you don't get a real printed ticket or receipt but they charge whatever they want.

Thank faisalf
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the private collection of artefacts related to Jaisalmer and the desert lifestyle and culture. The place is small and rather worn down but understandable, considering this is a passionate individual's effort to preserve the local culture. There were no other visitors so I...More

1  Thank yeonghaur
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Much better than other museums as the owner is on hand to give you a detailed explanation of all the items. The owner is very knowledgeable and friendly, he also speaks excellent English. The museum is small but it's still well worth a visit.

1  Thank Emily F
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A very friendly employee showed us around. The ambience is very shoddy. A single collectors exhibition.worth a visit.

1  Thank trmedica
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We enjoyed to see the great private selection that explain former life in the desert. The owner explained everything full of dedication. That made our stay to a very special experience. Go to see that small, special museum! You will not regret it!

2  Thank aerztebaerchen2016
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

the museum is a private museum owned by a local uncle and the exhibits were all his personal collection out of his own study and interest. if you are lucky enough to encounter the owner, he will explain and show you around the museum. A...More

2  Thank licen2015
Reviewed 3 January 2016

the musuem was right next to hotel moomal. worth a visit. lovely exhibits of wood and animal fossil and carvings and stone excavations from various eras.

Thank Anshumala82
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