Calico Museum Of Textiles

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  • 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.

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  • Calico Museum Of Textiles Address: Sarabhai Foundation, Opp. Underground Building, Shahibag, Ahmedabad- 380004, Gujarat, India
  • Calico Museum Of Textiles Contact Number: +91-7922868172
  • Calico Museum Of Textiles Timing: 10:15 am - 04:30 pm
  • Calico Museum Of Textiles Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Calico Museum Of Textiles(preferred time): 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Calico Museum Of Textiles: 00:30 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Ahmedabad include Calico Museum Of Textiles in their plan

  • 67.23% 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

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Calico Museum Of Textiles, Ahmedabad Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A caution , bigger purses and mobiles not allowed inside. The display is good. Some very rare and unique items are present. The Guide was excellent , as without her we would have missed out many smaller nuances.

  • The worst museum i have ever seen. It says nowhere that you need to reserve one day before visiting. The only way of booking is calling the office. Extremely rude staff and will ask you to wait in case you don't book open endly and later will not even let enter. Despite no reservations, let 2 foreigners enter but did not let 2 of us enter. Extremely disappointed. A complete waste

  • The Calico Museum of Testiles is located in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.The museum is managed by the Sarabhi Foundation and is one of the most popular attraction. The Calico is the finest collection of textiles in the world.

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