Mahatma Phule Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 1204/10, Ghole Rd, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004, India
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-2025532750
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

Founded in 1875 and initially known as the Poona Industrial Museum and later as the Lord Reay Museum, the Mahatma Phule museum was renamed so in the year 1968 after Mahatma Phule and his wife Savitribai Phule stayed in the building for some time. On display at the museum are artefacts and objects related to agriculture, industry, geology, engineering, cottage industry and minerals. The museum also houses a natural history section having an interesting taxidermy collection. 

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  • Mahatma Phule Museum Address: 1204/10, Ghole Rd, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004, India
  • Mahatma Phule Museum Contact Number: +91-2025532750
  • Mahatma Phule Museum Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Mahatma Phule Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Mahatma Phule Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mahatma Phule Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 1.82% of people who visit Pune include Mahatma Phule Museum in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Mahatma Phule Museum visit around 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mahatma Phule Museum

Tuesday and Wednesday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mahatma Phule Museum

People normally club together Kirkee War Cemetery and National War Memorial Southern Command while planning their visit to Mahatma Phule Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Museum contains every part of the day to day life. It contains science , technology , nature , weapons , sea treasure etc. Current entry fee is 10 Rs per person. Very good maintenance.

  • It's just an awesome place if you have little time,You must go for it.I bet,you won't get bored.Like literally it's amazing.entry fees is Rs.10.

  • Small museum located in heart of city. Easy to find, with couple of additional places to visit nearby, this could be helpful for parents for a day's out. The museum is considerably old and with little government funding and no additional point of attraction added since the time of freedom, one can expect little as compared to scientific museums next generation kids would prefer to visit. But if you want appreciate the old timer creativity, drop by any time.

  • A wonderful industrial museum for all, includes science stuffs, engines, instruments, machines, tools, charts and diagrams. It also has exhibits of stuffed animals, birds, fish, insects, fossils etc. Minerals, crystals, stones etc are also displayed. Few art exhibits, sculptures, paintings are also there. There are rooms for weapons, handicrafts and cottage industry. It is a must visit place in Pune City. Children and students will be fascinated at the exhibits. If you are a someone obsessed with old technologies and instruments, this is the place to visit. 10 rupees tickets allow you to enter the museum. It is closed on Monday. And open all other days. There is a small shed outside the museum building, where you can sit and read magazines and newspapers, provided for free. The museum staffs are polite and helps you to go through the gallery, explaining things. Rare machines and instruments, some a few centuries old and not able to spot now, are kept there.

  • The museum contains sections that contain some pictures, charts, models and machines and science models. The displays are related to industry and engineering, geology and minerals, handicrafts and cottage industries, agriculture, forestry, natural history and armoury. The armoury has weapons of the Mughal and Maratha period. There are charts that detail various forts in Pune district. The natural history section has a taxidermy collection of various species of animals, birds, insects, snakes and fishes. The industrial section has models of Indian hydro-electric and irrigation projects and oil refining methods that explain scientific agriculture. The museum has housed a library since its inception. It contains books that cover a variety of subjects, especially those on ancient technologies and museology. A TOI news story quotes the present administrator of the museum Rajeev Vilekar thus: "Gharpure was curator at the museum from 1930-1954. His contributions to the museum have been immense... one of the halls here has his name in his honour". A Toledo Blade news story reports the visit to Toledo in March 1948, of B.V. Gharpure, curator of what it calls "Lord Reay Maharashtra Industrial Museum, Bombay". The story quotes Gharpure stating that the purpose of the museum is "teaching an unschooled population in modern methods of agriculture, engineering and science". It reports that the Gharpure was on a year-long international tour that would also take him to Russia and Germany.

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