Calico Museum of Textiles

 

Overview

The Calico Museum of Textiles at Ahmedabad,  is the premier textile museum of the country,  Founded by Ms. Gira Sarabhai, the museum exhibits an enormous collection of fabrics, which are collected from all over the country. Situated in the vicinity of Shahibaugh Palace, the museum is bordered by lush green gardens and fountains that provide an enchanting view.
 
Both the Calico Museum and the Sarabhai Foundation have major collections and an extensive programme of publications.The name in itself is suggestive of the fact that the museum houses textiles, but in reality, it also contains furniture and various kinds of crafts gathered from different parts of the country. Images made from sandstone, marble and bronze that can be found here are always in demand. The museum has two separate sections for textiles, one is meant for the religious clothing and the other section consists of the historic textiles. 
 
There are some astoundingly beautiful pieces, displaying incredible court textiles used by the Mughal and provincial rulers of 15th to 19th centuries. Also on display are regional embroideries of the 19th century, tie-dyed textiles and religious textiles. The galleries also have exhibits on ritual art and sculpture, temple hangings, miniature paintings, South Indian bronzes, Jain art and sculpture, and furniture and crafts. There are also textile techniques galleries and a library.
 
Kids under 10 are not welcome. Photography is not permitted and bags are not allowed inside.
 
Museum Timing :  10:30am to 12:30pm
 
How to Reach,
 
Nearest Railway Station : Ahmedabad Jn 
 
Nearest Airport : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
 

Location

Country
India
State
Gujarat
City
Ahmedabad
Location
Shahibag
Address
Calico Museum of Textiles, The Retreat, Opposite Under Bridge, Shahibagh, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004
Contact Info
Phone: 079 2286 8172
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Calico Museum of Textiles, The Retreat, Opposite Under Bridge
Nearest Railway Station
Nearest Airport
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
IN
latitude : 23.077199940 longitude :72.634696960
Corporation : Ahmedabad
GPS Code : VAAH
Open Year
1949
Dedicated To
Sarabhai Foundation
Visiting Hours
10:30am to 12:30pm

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