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The Thar Heritage Museum

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Address: Near Bhatia News Agency | Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Phone Number:
+91 94141 50762

Aim of this museum is to collect and preserve historical and ancient folk...

Aim of this museum is to collect and preserve historical and ancient folk art of Thar Desert for tourist scholar and young generation. Museum is founded by L.N. Khatri M.com, M.A. Author of Jaisalmer Folklore History and Architecture. This Museum Awarded by District Magistrate 2006, and Governor of Rajasthan on 15 August 2008 for preservation of folk Heritage. Museum displayed sea-fossil, documents of Jaisalmer state, coins, post cards, ancient manuscripts, weapons, musical instruments, leather containers of ghee.

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Small and interesting

The museum is a private collection of the owner about desert culture. It is small but very interesting. The owner gives you details and he speaks excellent English.

Reviewed 12 February 2017
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

The museum is a private collection of the owner about desert culture. It is small but very interesting. The owner gives you details and he speaks excellent English.

1 Thank Dimitris T
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a shop with few supposedly authentic old items, you don't get a real printed ticket or receipt but they charge whatever they want.

Thank faisalf
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the private collection of artefacts related to Jaisalmer and the desert lifestyle and culture. The place is small and rather worn down but understandable, considering this is a passionate individual's effort to preserve the local culture. There were no other visitors so I had a personal guided tour. Very informative and interesting. If there is nobody at the... More 

1 Thank yeonghaur
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Much better than other museums as the owner is on hand to give you a detailed explanation of all the items. The owner is very knowledgeable and friendly, he also speaks excellent English. The museum is small but it's still well worth a visit.

1 Thank Emily F
Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

A very friendly employee showed us around. The ambience is very shoddy. A single collectors exhibition.worth a visit.

1 Thank trmedica
Kassel, Germany
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

We enjoyed to see the great private selection that explain former life in the desert. The owner explained everything full of dedication. That made our stay to a very special experience. Go to see that small, special museum! You will not regret it!

2 Thank aerztebaerchen2016
Shanghai Region, China
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

the museum is a private museum owned by a local uncle and the exhibits were all his personal collection out of his own study and interest. if you are lucky enough to encounter the owner, he will explain and show you around the museum. A really interesting spot hidden in the residential area of Jaisalmer!

2 Thank licen2015
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

the musuem was right next to hotel moomal. worth a visit. lovely exhibits of wood and animal fossil and carvings and stone excavations from various eras.

Thank Anshumala82
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

This place is very interesting. A unique place which is not very commercial and hence easy to miss. I recommend you step in briefly to see this and you can also talk to the manager who is very friendly and a genuine soul. A little gem of a place which you can see peacefully on your way to the Fort.

1 Thank Ruch_nomad
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

The Thar Heritage Museum is very nice but it is a small museum. All the collections are so wonderful and beautiful. You gonna love it.

Thank Aakash A

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