Kutch Museum, Bhuj
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Reportedly the oldest museum in Gujarat, Kutch Museum holds the biggest collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions next to the samplings of the vanished Kutchi script. Maharao Khengarji founded the museum in 1877. The collection moved to the present Italian Gothic style building sited on a lakeshore ten years later. Explore the local tribal cultures through the selections of embroideries, folk arts, musical instruments, and arms. Notable exhibits include an 18th century wooden sculpture of Airavat--a white elephant with seven trunks painted with flowers carrying the Hindu god Indra--and a cannon, which Tipu Sultan traded for Kutch horses. Plan to visit Kutch Museum during your Bhuj vacation using our convenient Bhuj trip itinerary planner.
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I rather enjoyed my visit to this museum. Compared to some other museums I have visited in India, the Kutch museum presents its exhibits in quite an informative fashion (in English alongside Hindi). I... read more »
Quite a few interesting exhibits but this sleepy museum is decidedly too dusty in its presentations. Some renovations could make it more attractive.
This is one of the main attrection of Bhuj.Housing an electric collection of coins,textiles,extict scipts,silverware,weaponry,folk art and artifacts,the kutch musium provides an interesting look at th... read more »
Gujarat has limited Buddhist history. One Buddha bronze idol of 6 to 7th century is really admirable here. Some artifacts of Harrappan era from Dholavira are also worth the visit. There are few Jain marble and other statues.
It's a small museum explaining the culture. A few antique pieces which are quite interesting that belonged to royalty. A lot of the artefacts have descriptions only in Kutchhy. A place worth visiting though.
Nice place to visit ! Little Crowded place though !
Very outstanding collection of kutch geology cuture and hertage of kutch And specially earhquake collection.
Tourist attraction. Must visit if in nearby place
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