Calico Museum Of Textiles, Ahmedabad

Calico Museum Of Textiles, Ahmedabad - Address, Phone Number

Address: Sarabhai Foundation, Opp. Underground Building, Shahibag, Ahmedabad- 380004, Gujarat, India

Phone: +91-7922868172

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 10:15 am - 04:30 pm Details

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About Calico Museum Of Textiles, Ahmedabad

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

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  • Keyur
  • Navras Restaurant
  • New Mehfil Restaurant
  • Murlidhar
  • Hotel Shahibag
  • Havmor Restaurant
  • Jai Mahal Kali Restaurant

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  • Nice museum.. very well guided place... Well maintained.. people are so good.. and it is really good history lesson for anyone who wants to know about textiles in Ahmedabad and India... Great place

  • If you only have time to cover one attraction in Ahmedabad, this museum should be it (over and above Gandhi's Ashram). It is a private museum and no fee is charged for a comprehensive guided tour by a knowledgeable in-house guide and a very close-up viewing of a magnificent collection (not just religious textiles and costumes, but also other artworks). Totally worth the time. Be sure to book ahead as there is a tour quota each day.

  • Excellent. Must see for textile/fashion students. Tour is from 10:30am -1pm. Call previous day to secure a place. Only 20 people at a time. Free. Tea and snacks provided. No charge. English/Hindi/Gujarati speaking and well informed guide. No mobiles, camera or bags allowed. Wallets are ok.

  • Time 9:30 to 12:30am. No 📷/ mobile phone etc. allowed inside. Very good collection of textile, paintings, wooden architecture and sculptures, books, postcard and plants. Booking is must by email only. Don't go without booking or phone call. Winter time is always full. In-house guide explain all about museum.

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  • It is very interesting place for texttile memorial but you need appointment for visit this museum and it is open up to 12.30

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