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Gujarat’s innumerable museums speak eloquently of the rich cultural and historical heritage of the state. Ranking second best in the whole of India, Gujarat’s Museums reflect the culture and tradition adeptly so as to win the hearts of the tourist.
Gujarat’s innumerable museums speak eloquently of the rich cultural and historical heritage of the state. Ranking second best in the whole of India, Gujarat’s Museums reflect the culture and tradition adeptly so as to win the hearts of the tourist.

Being the land of Mahatma, Gujarat has a major tourist attraction with the the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya which is run by a public trust established in 1951 in Ahmedabad. The museum's new premises were built in 1963. The museum's main objective was to house the personal memorabilia of Mahatma Gandhi. Consequently the exhibits on view depict the vivid and historic events of Gandhiji's life. There are books, manuscripts and photostat copies of his correspondence, photographs of Gandhiji with his wife Kasturba and other ashram associates, life size oil paintings and actual relics like his writing desk and spinning wheel.

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Calico Textile Museum
Gujarat’s most popular city, Ahmedabad has Calico Textile Museum which is the reflection of city’s most prosperous textiles – cotton, silk and gold and is world famous, which is displayed in famous carved wooden Havelis with rare textiles dating back to 17th century.
Sardar Patel Museum
Sardar Patel Museum is memorial Museum of the freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The musuem is housed in the old Raj Bhavan, which was also a palace. The museum situated in Shahibaug exhibits Sardar's life and works.
Kite Museum
The Kite Museum is the attraction of all tourists and all age groups. The museum houses a wonderful variety of kites that depict their colourful history and regional flavours.
Vadodara Museum
The Vadodara Museum has an impressive collection on Art and Archaeology, Natural History, Geology and Ethnology. The adjoining art gallery has a great collection of old European Masters, a collection of Mughal miniatures and valuable palm-leaf manuscripts of Buddhist and Jain origin.
The Ethnology Museum
The Ethnology Museum known as Bharatiya Sanskruti Darshan, in Bhuj epitomizes the rustic life styles of the Kachchhi villager containing around 4500 exhibits. Also, there are more than 1500 rare books on art and culture. This museum has five major sections. In the Ethnological section, Sahitya Chitra, in the central hall can be found rare works of literature. In other sections are interesting artifacts such as leather embroidery, woodwork, woodcarvings, terra cotta, wall paintings, beadwork, stone carvings, musical instruments, knives and swords and silver work. Inside one of the huts, is the intricately designed "Kothala" (the treasury). In olden times, ornaments money, and other valuables of the royalty were kept in the "Kothala."
Kutchh Museum
The oldest museum in Gujarat, ‘Kutchh Museum’ was established in 1877 originally known as the Fergusson Museum, after its founder, Sir James Fergusson, a governor of Mumbai under the British Raj. The exhibits on display are gold and silver ornaments, Kshatrapa inscriptions, textiles, weapons, archaeological finds, stuffed animals and musical instruments. Besides these, it is equipped with a picture gallery and sections for anthropology and shipping.
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