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“raja khlekar museum”

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Ranked #11 of 275 things to do in Pune
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Chennai (Madras), India
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“raja khlekar museum”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

superb museum a must visit destination. there was so many collection of artifacts dating back to 18th century very cleanly maintained

Visited January 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Hyped museum that could be better with fewer exhibits”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

This museum seems hyped as compared to what one sees after seeing all the different sections with large number of exhibits. The museum claims that all exhibits which are part of the founder's collection are not displayed, but what is on display itself needs lot of time to see and learn from. Though the sections at the beginning of the museum sections are well laid out, displayed and indexed, the sections in the latter part of the museum are filled with too many exhibits not well displayed and in general cluttered. The museum has a very large collection of exhibits but visitors can tire of the number of exhibits to be seen and also by the duplication of the objects. The museum could do better with fewer exhibits and with well laid displays and more clear exhibit information.

Visited April 2011
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Maharashtra
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“Good collection”
Reviewed 28 December 2011

This was one of the recommened spots to go. Relatively close from Shaniwar Wada its a museum with good collection of historical artefacts of different kinds. Esp if you are someone with interest in history and culture of the yester years! I particularly liked the Armour section. Also the section showcasing ols ware of daily use (utensils, furniture, etc.) was interesting. you certainly need more than an hour to have a proper look. But as with many Indian museums the upkeep needs to be much better. That will make it more interesting and relevant to the new generation. Guide services could also improve visitor engagement.

Visited November 2011
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Pune
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“Still a quaint collection worth a visit”
Reviewed 28 December 2011

The personal collection of Raja Dinkar Kelkar is still worth seeing on a visit to Pune. While the original charm of the place lay in the fact that the collector and his wife lived there and he was always on hand to introduce you to his beloved collection, today, years after his passing away, the museum remains just wonderful
.It has been rearranged and parts rebuilt to house the vast assembly of folk art and artefacts, musical instruments, garments and things of everyday use.

Very evocative of the way in which we lived till not so very long ago.

Visited July 2011
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Chandigarh, India
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“nice place to spend a quite afternoon”
Reviewed 19 December 2011

Little difficult to spot as it is in a small side street. Once inside is quite serene and not so much crowded. If you are an antique enthusiast a nice place to hangout and read some of the historical information mentioned on the antiques.

Visited March 2011
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