City MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Near Sardar Patel Bridge, Behind NID, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380006, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-7926578369
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Family And Kids
About City Museum, Ahmedabad
The museum was designed by Le Corbusier and is usually relies on the subject of art, history, craft, literature and architecture. The idea was to bring all the elements together to conjure a picture of authentic Gujarati culture. Divided into various sections, its most liked attraction are the one which is dedicated to religious communities, Gandhi and his endeavour to bring independence in the city. It has an excellent collection of photographs and works of varied prominent artists of Gujarat, which, by the way, is must see. The place is nestled in the Sanskar Kendra and easily accessible given its ideal location of the city centre.
City Museum Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach City Museum by Public Transport
- By Bus: Museum
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Things to Know Before Visiting City Museum
0.43% of people who visit Ahmedabad include City Museum in their plan
95% of people start their City Museum visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see City Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting City Museum
People normally also visit Rehoboth Christian Assembly while planning their trip to City Museum.
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City Museum, Ahmedabad Reviews
The best location and building for exhibition s and events. Great piece of architecture.
Great place. With all the amazing things form ancient utensils to ISRO's rocket replica. It is a place to know ancient history of Ahmedabad city.
Visited the kite museum, good and a new thing to explore, if ur kid is between 5-12 he will love this place Happy that we have preserved our culture for upcoming generation to relive the past golry.
The museum was designed in the Modernist style by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. It was named Museum of Knowledge during designing. It was originally a part of a large complex of Cultural Centre of Ahmedabad which had separate pavilions and areas for different subjects like anthropology, natural history, archaeology, monumental sculptures, workshops and depots, folklores in open air. It also included a pavilion for theatre called miracle box. But out of whole planned cultural centre, only museum was built. Its foundation stone was laid on 9 April 1954. The building is designed to protect against the hot climate. On the roof there are several large basins originally intended as planters. One enters from underneath the building where there is an open court with a large pool and a ramp that leads to the exhibition spaces. The interior spaces are finished in plaster.The museum is similar to other museum projects by Le Corbusier, such as the "Museum of unlimited extension" project, the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, and the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh, in that the plan is based on a spiral and is designed to be expanded. Museum have various sections related to history of city, art, photography, Mahatma Gandhi, Indian independence struggle, various religious communities of Ahmedabad. It houses the tallest incense stick of the world of 4.5 m. The building includes a Kite Museum, which includes a collection of kites, photographs, and other artifacts. Foundation block of Ellis Bridge was moved to Sanskar Kendra. It reads: "The Ellis Bridge - So named by Government after Sir Barrow Helbert Ellis : K.G.S.I. was built in 1869 and 1870. At a cost of Rs:549,210 destroyed by the great flood of 22nd September 1875 and rebuilt in 1890 and 1895 by Government, Local Bodies and Private Subscribers. At a further cost of Rs. 407564. This the First Stone of the new bridge was laid by His Excellency Donald James eleventh Lord Reay C.C.I.E.LL.D. Governor of Bombay December 19th, 1889."
Another architectural marvel from le corbuiser though its condition is not so good but its must to see this place . Do visit to tagore hall nearby
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