Calico Museum Of TextilesCurrently Closed
- Address: Sarabhai Foundation, Opp. Underground Building, Shahibag, Ahmedabad- 380004, Gujarat, India
- Timings: 10:15 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-7922868172
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: History Museum, Family And Kids, Architecture , Arts And Crafts, Specialty Museum
Calico Museum Of Textiles - Review
The Calico textiles Museum is not very old but is a very popular tourist attraction of the country. It attracts not only the general public but also research scholars. It is considered as one of the most famous textile centers of the world. It houses textile handicrafts from over 500 years ago. It has become a major center of reference for the craftsmen of the country who are still surviving.
The museum was inspired from Dr. AnandaCoomaraswamy. He discussed the idea of a textile museum with ShriGautam Sarabhai of the Sarabhai trust even before independence. Since Ahmedabad has been a major trade center of textiles in India, in 1949 Mr. Sarabhai along with his sister Gira Sarabhai aided by the great industrial house of Calico based on their earlier discussion started off with this project. The museum was built with a purpose of not only the Indian handicrafts studies but also the technical study of textiles. After its construction and inauguration by Jawaharlal Nehru, it started stressing more on the traditional handicrafts than the industrial ones.
After the completion of a decade the authorities here started new programs of publications. There were two series of programs, the first called Historical Textiles of India under the leadership of John Irwin, the keeper of the Indian section of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the second section called the Contemporary Craft survey of India, headed by Dr. Alfred Buhler.
For housing the collection two different complexes were built, one known as the Sarabhai-ni- Haveli, which was built comprising of buildings, swimming pool later designated as the ‘chauk’. The haveli was used for housing religious textiles, including Vaishnava and Jain artifacts, carved wood structures. It has displays of large tents, carpets, costumes and textiles of Mughals and the royal courts of India. There is also a lovely pond of lily with a bridge over it and also a sprawling lawn.
The Calico museum of Textiles in Ahmedabad offers you an insight into the unique craftsmanship of handicrafts of Gujarat. Although there are no tickets for Calico Museum of Textiles, we offer you the advantage of knowledge as you buy tickets for Calico Museum of Textiles and experience history and art through the mouth of guide. Calico Museum of Textiles Tickets will offer you a journey through history and heritage of Gujarat. Calico Museum of Textiles ticket prices offer you a deep understanding at affordable rates.
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How To reach Calico Museum Of Textiles by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Sardar Vallabbhai Patel Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Ahmedabad Junction.
Restaurants Near Calico Museum Of Textiles
- Simran Restaurant
- Navras Restaurant
- New Mehfil Restaurant
- Hotel Shahibag
- Havmor Restaurant
- Jai Mahal Kali Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Calico Museum Of Textiles
47.77% of people who visit Ahmedabad include Calico Museum Of Textiles in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
62.34% of people start their Calico Museum Of Textiles visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Calico Museum Of Textiles
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Calico Museum Of Textiles
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Calico Museum Of Textiles, Ahmedabad Reviews
One hour to get there to discover that we were not allowed to enter without a reservation that none told us to do before, since the website is not clear on that point!!! So, notwithstanding we were in the opening time (11am) we were not allowed!! Nor the reservation was indicated as compulsory on the website, referring only to a guided tour!!! So, we don't understand why there is an opening time indicated (10,30-12,30) while the only entrance is at 10.15 by reservation for a guided tour!!! Informations given are very misleading and confusing for tourist! As foreign tourist we deeply regret that such an important museum is open in such a weird way that doesn't motivate visitors!!! Surely we won't suggest its visit!!
Despite the fact that the tour is a rush-through, this place is one of the strangest, craziest, most beautiful, memorable and mesmerizing places I've ever been to. Thank you for giving people the chance to see these amazing artworks
Been trying to register on the website but there is no " Registration" tab or any online form. Wasted an hour going through the website. How much does it take to add a simple tab called for tours: register here . Secondly the staff that answers the telephone is extremely rude. Upon complaining i was told that the care takers are receiving the phone calls. Why? When they do not know how to. When i asked why phone calls are not received by the managers upon calling at the timing given in the website i was told that i have to keep trying all day and for several days. I said you should specify this on the website. .. that the staff is inefficient and unprofessional. Very pompous and high headed attitude. Can't say much about the museum as i never saw it. .. thanks to the staff i am hesitant to make further attempts at trying to book the tour.
This is must visit place if you are in Ahmedabad . You have to take appointment on email. The museum tour is free of cost. They only take one tour per day. Each tour they allow 15 to 20 people. Tour guides can explain you in english , hindi and gujrati languages. Each tour take 2 to 3 hours.
The museum and collections are worth visiting. The lady in the administrative staff was extremely rude. I mentioned to her that I wasn’t able to register on their website because there was no “register” button anywhere and she responded with pretty harsh words. I would encourage the management to consider hiring people are genuinely interested in working at such a special museum. The guide was also rude, didn’t bother to answer any questions and rushed through the tour, not allowing enough time to observe the art. The tour was focused more on the explanation of the history than the type and art of textiles itself.