Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune

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Visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum to witness a part of the staggering amount of artifacts and objects collected by a local doctor. Dinkar G. Kelkar started collecting objects in the 1920s, and went on to found the museum 1962 in memory of his son Raja who died at the age of seven. Admire the vast array of relics, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries, with origins from all over India. See artworks, decorative items, utensils, musical instruments, and a multitude of other pieces that form the eclectic display. To visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum on your holiday in Pune, and find out what else Pune has to offer, use our Pune vacation trip planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I love his collection. Please do not miss the Kelkar museum. This is the collection of one man. His musical instruments and nutcrackers and something to see. I remember visiting it when I was in schoo...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    The museum houses around 12% of the overall collection of artifacts. Most of the exhibits are from the 18th/ 19th and 20th centuries. The collection is pretty vast and took us around 2 hours to take i...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    It's one man behind this museum and it Dr. D.G. Kelkar. He donated his collection to state government of maharastra. Very nice collection of indian history and tradition.  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Very well organized and beautifully maintained place, it is very difficult to believe that this museum has all the collections done by single man all his life. It has over 25,000 artifacts spread out in various categories like ornaments, war weapons, vessels etc. Unfortunately due to lack of space entire collection is not displayed to visitors. It seriously needs a much bigger space to do justice to Mr Kelkar hard work. It is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ticket rate for children (
  • June 27, 2017
    Very good historical musium. Takes about one hour to explore. The entry fees is ₹50/- Good to visit with family and kids.
  • July 4, 2017
    A must visit place, great collection of Dr. Dinkar G Kelkar. Collection includes door frames, vessels, ornaments,musical instruments, paintings and carvings. Museum has one section allocated for Mastani Mahal which is well maintained.
  • July 4, 2017
    Pune's oldest museum. Definitely worth visiting once. Scope for improvement.. but still good one.
  • June 25, 2017
    A showcase of Indian heritage and artistry, and the result of one man's unrelenting pursuit of his passion. A must visit. Deserves much bigger space to display the full collection to do justice to the efforts of the great man, instead of the small fraction that is visible today.

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