Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery, Vadodara

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Learn about the local history at Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery, where a large number of ancient and very old artifacts are preserved and tell the story of the life and art in the area. The very building is a work of art itself, having been specially designed in the late 1800s, known as the Indo-Saracenic Revival, to resemble the typical homonymous period. Go inside and see the vast collection of pieces of art, namely paintings and sculptures. Visitors usually rush to see the blue whale’s skeleton and one of the Egyptian mumies. Some of the works of the famous artist J.M.W. Turner are here, as well as the Mughal miniatures, and Akota bronzes from the 5th century. Put Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vadodara attractions planner .
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  • It was a spectacular sight i ever seen by then..a long tym spent so i cn not review and remember anything else but a must visit place if someone want to see largest known creature of earth in her RIP ...  more »
  • This place has a beautiful collection of paintings from many well known artists, has an Egyptian section with a mummy, has even a skeleton of a blue whale, so many gifts which were given to the mahara...  more »
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  • This is excellent museum with very rich collection. It's inside old palace which is heritage and beautiful. Collection ranges from old artifacts to Specimen collection to weaponry collection. It covers wide variety of subjects on dept. Pls allocate at least 4-5 hours to view it properly. Although maintenance can be improved,this is one of the best possible museums in India.
  • It's interesting place if you are interested in 1. History 2. Archeology 3. Geology 4. Palenteology
  • Museum is well maintained and clean. Minimum one hour is required to see the entire museum. You can enjoy the every moment.
  • Nice place to spend some quality time to acquire knowledge of the history. The Museum is clean and well maintained. There are charts and signs to know the things. If you are in Vadodara or visiting the city in the near future, then you should visit Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery at least for once.
  • Some Great History - One of the two museums in the Sayaji Baug is the famous Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery, built in 1894, one of the various buildings peppering the city that was commissioned by Sayajirao and designed by Mant and Chisholm (see following section on palaces). Sayajirao traveled widely and commissioned various dealers and scholars to find objects to build a wide-ranging collection with everything from Mughal miniatures, to sculptures, textiles and objects from Japan, Tibet, Nepal, and Egypt and coins from all over the world to exhibits of the Indian musical instruments. There are also exhibits on Earth Sciences, Natural History and Zoology. One of the highlights is the 22m long blue-whale skeleton found in 1972 at the mouth of the River Mahi, most likely washed up in a storm. The Ethnography section has exhibits about tribes from Gujarat: the Rabaris, Gamits, Bhils, Chaudhuris and Wagharis. The museum library has nearly 23,000 books and periodicals on a range of subjects, some of them extremely rare. The Picture Gallery displays paintings by European masters, mostly from Sayajirao's private collection. There are also two wings on modern paintings. This is a great place to learn from before traveling to other destinations, with displays such as sculptures removed from sites at Roda and Shamlaji in Eastern Gujarat, architectural fragments and pottery from Champaner, pieces from the carved ceiling in Sheikh Farid's tomb in Patan, glazed ceramics from Ahmedabad, and the unique patola saris from Patan, and a collection of bronze images of Jain tirthankars found at nearby Akota. Do visit this museum.

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