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. Put Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum into our Pune travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This museum has so much to offer. Things from a different era which would interest many of us. However, i wish there was more effort put in, in how things are shown, and how the museum is kept. That i...  more »
  • A must see in Pune--room after room of this one person's collection will have your head spinning. Fascinating items that one can only hope will be kept up with some help, as the place is not climate c...  more »
  • An exceptional museum dedicated to a lifetime of collectibles exceptional artifacts of life from Maharashtra. The collection is exceptional and well displayed. We spent over two hours here and did not...  more »
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  • 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 (
  • Very good historical musium. Takes about one hour to explore. The entry fees is ₹50/- Good to visit with family and kids.
  • 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.
  • Pune's oldest museum. Definitely worth visiting once. Scope for improvement.. but still good one.
  • 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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