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Museums in Ahmedabad

The fascinating Tier 1 city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad, has around 27 museums under its belts. Every Ahmedabad Museum has a general mandate of educating the visitors about the history, cultural, and natural heritage of the city from the time it was founded in 1411 A.D. by Gujarat Sultanate, Ahmad Shah I. Embarking on a guided trip to the top Museums in Ahmedabad will reward tourists for learning the history through tangible pieces of art, and craft as there are diverse types of Museums in Ahmedabad.

What comes as a surprise when someone talks about the popular museums in Ahmedabad as they are diverse. The Textile Museum of Ahmedabad showcases the textile history of the Indian subcontinent. While a visit to the ultra-popular Kite Museum is all about witnessing the famous worldly kites of the different geometries. The most stunning museums at Ahmedabad have stunning Gujarat Science City under their belts, which is bootstrapped by 13 sections with state-of-the-art facilities.

The Veechar Utensil Museum is made up of mud structures, and the Auto World Vintage Car Museum bills itself in the tentative list of the Guinness Book of World Record holders for the private collection of vintage cars, which is developed and managed by the Shri Pranab Bhogilal Patel family. One must not skip the visit to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Museum, who is considered the son of Gujarat who sacrificed his life for the Indian freedom struggle.

Best Museums in Ahmedabad

Check out a few more top museums in Ahmedabad that will definitely blow your mind whether you are a historic fanatic, or kite lover, or have an eye to learn about the life of tribal people.

1. Auto World Vintage Car Museum

Get double enticed when you see the handbuilt Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Minerva, Lincoln, Mercedes, Maybach, Cadillac, and Buick before India’s Independence era from 1906 to 1956. Auto World Vintage Car Museum in Ahmedabad features high-end vintage automobiles, motorcycles, and carriages.

You can also ride the vintage car for 3 kilometers (approx.) that were once the pride of the royal kingdoms of Gujarat before the pre-independence era. One must have to pay additional camera charges and eat at an onsite restaurant.

  • Address: Dastan Estate, Sardar Patel Ring Rd, New India Colony, Nikol, Kathwada
  • Opening Timings of Auto World Vintage Car Museum: 8 AM - 9 PM
  • Opening Day: Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 100 (approx.) per visitor
  • Ideal Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Vintage Car Ride Price: ₹ 1000 (approx.) per person
  • Camera Charges: ₹ 100 per person (approx.)

2. Gujarat Science City

As the name suggests, this museum of Ahmedabad has recently gained attention because a visit here encourages the scientific temperament in the community of like-minded Science enthusiasts. Gujarat Science City is an excellent way to watch science education merge with entertainment in its 13 main sections that are bootstrapped by state-of-the-art facilities.

If you want to pre-focus scientific aspects through good installation and display, the newly added section inside the Gujarat Science City, Aquarium, and Robo Museum will make your jaws drop. Robo Museum has humanoid robots that our prestigious DRDO and ISRO use. There is even a canteen run by robots with a human presence around them. The Aquatic Galley has a shark tunnel. Click here to read everything about Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad, including ticket, price, attractions.

  • Address: Off the Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway
  • Opening Timings of Gujarat Science City: 10 AM - 8 PM except for Monday
  • Opening Day: 6 days, except Mondays
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 5 for students with ID Card, ₹ 10 for a child, ₹ 15 for adults
  • Ideal Duration: Half day at least
  • Attractions Inside Gujarat Science City: IMAX 3D Theatre, Aquatic Gallery, Hall of Space, Robotic Gallery, Hall of Science, Nature Park, Energy Education Park, Life Science Park, Children Activity Centre, Simulator Thrill Rides, Amphitheatre, Musical Fountain, Planet Earth Pavillion (4D Theatre Shows)

3. Calico Museum of Textiles

Managed by Sarabhai Foundation, this museum in Ahmedabad showcases tourists the textile history of the Indian subcontinent. A visit to Calico Museum of Textiles is rewarding for those who have an eye to getting enticed with the meticulously preserved ancient textiles dating back centuries! The museum has two separate sections - the religious clothing section and the historic textiles section. The whole museum has finely carved woodwork and is an inspiration for art lovers and heritage lovers.

Pre-booking tickets to explore the Calico Museum of Textiles is a must because the museum conducts tours for 6 days in two shifts only because the entry fee is free. Tourists, along with locals, can’t take any electronic gadgets inside. Inside the Calico Museum of Textile, there is a shop that sells books and prints. One can’t enter inside the museum after 11 AM. outside the Calico Museum of Textiles, lush green gardens and foundations appeal to the eyes.

  • Address: The Retreat, Airport Rd, Opp. Rani Sati Mandir, Jain Colony, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Opening Timings: 10.30 AM - 12.30 PM
  • Opening Day: 6 days, except Wednesday and Public Holidays
  • Entry Fee: Free for all
  • Ideal Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Advice: Photography is prohibited, and electronic gadgets are not allowed inside.

4. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial

Commissioned inside the Moti Shahi Mahal on the ground floor, Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Museum displays the bravery and sacrifice of the sons of Gujarat for the Indian freedom struggle. It is located 6 kilometers from Ahmedabad Junction and houses his personal belongings that are neatly displayed. A maze-like building takes tourists to the basement that was once used as a jail to put Indian leaders.

A trip inside the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Museum will give tourists a sneak peek into the multimedia halls, jail zone. Also, enjoy the 3 sound, light, and laser shows on weekends on the theme of motherland India highlighting the Indian struggle and British and Mughal dominance. Irrespective of the season, this museum is a great tourist attraction of Ahmedabad because it features lush green gardens and water bodies where peacock flocks.

  • Address: Gandhi-Sardar Smruthi Chowk, opp. Circuit House, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Opening Timings: 9:30 AM – 5:00 AM
  • Opening Day: 6 days, except Mondays and Public Holidays
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 20 (approx.) for adults, ₹ 10 (approx.) for children
  • 3-D Light and Sound Show Ticket: ₹ 30 (approx.) for adults, ₹ 10 (approx.) for children
  • Ideal Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • 3D Show Timings: 7 PM - 7.45 PM (Sat and Sun only)
  • Advice: No photography is allowed inside the premises.

5. Vechaar Utensils Museum

If you are ready to explore the no photography museum of Ahmedabad, take a sneak peek into the medieval living and their utensils used at Veechar Utensils Museum in Ahmedabad. Watch how utility and art were combined to make utensils centuries ago. This historic museum is located inside the Vishala Village Restaurant, and a part of its complex showcases the collection of age-old utensils made of brass, copper, bronze, zinc, and German silver.

A guided trip to Vechaar Utensils Museum will be like exploring the cultural heritage of Gujarat. When you go around the museum, admire the artwork also along with 3,000 utensils. Irrespective of the season, tourists can visit the Utensils Museum because it has small water bodies within its structure that give a cooling effect because of its hut-themed setting and quadrangle shape.

  • Address: Opp. Vasna Toll Naka, Rehnuma Society, Vishala, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Opening Timings: 3 PM - 10 PM
  • Opening Day: 6 days, except Mondays and Public Holidays
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 20 (approx.) for adults, ₹ 10 (approx.) for children, ₹ 50 (approx.) for foreigners
  • Camera and Mobile Phone Charges: ₹ 100 (approx.)
  • Ideal Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

6. Kite Museum

In January, Ahmedabad is the playground for the International Kite Festival, aka Sankranti Festival, where the cobalt skies get flanked with colorful kites. If you can’t manage to see the vibrant kites in the skies during the festival, hop on the Kite Museum in Ahmedabad positioned in the Sanskar Bhawan, which was commissioned by Le Corbusier, the famous architect who commissioned the design of Chandigarh.

This is India’s first Kite Museum and the second in the world, which is considered when Shri Bhanubhai Shah donated his collection of kites to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The museum was inaugurated in 1986 and features 120 (approx.) kites of various geometric designs. Furthermore, the 16 feet long kite depicting Garba Dance and Randha Krishna images will bowl you over.

  • Opening Timings: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Opening Day: 6 days, except Mondays and Public Holidays
  • Entry Fee: Free for all
  • Ideal Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
  • Advice: Photography is prohibited, and electronic gadgets are not allowed inside.

7. Gandhi Memorial Museum (Sabarmati Ashram)

Hundreds of years back, it was an ashram where the father of the nation resided with his wife Kasturba Gandhi, and now today, it stands testimony to his life and his principles. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Gandhi Memorial Museum or Sabarmati Ashram had witnessed Satyagraha and the Indian Freedom struggle. The Ashram is sprawled over 36 acres and houses different wings that display the life of the Gandhi Ji. Some tourists or locals know this museum of Ahmedabad by the name Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya,

Gandhi Memorial Museum annually draws 700,000 (approx.) visitors to showcase to them the 250 photo enlargements depicting the historic and vivid events of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. Inside the Muslim, a reading room features around 80 periodicals in Gujarati, Hindi, and English.

  • Address: Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ashram Rd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Opening Timings: 8 AM – 6.30 PM
  • Opening Day: 7 days including Public Holidays
  • Entry Fee: Free for all
  • Sabarmati Ashram Sections: Magan Niwas, Hriday Kunj, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Vinobha Mira Kutir, Udyog Mandir, Somnath Chhatralaya and Upasana Mandir
  • Advice: Advance booking is mandatory because a limited number of people in a day get entry
  • Ideal Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

8. Shreyas Folk Museum

Under one roof, get a glance at the city’s heritage, culture, and traditions at the Shreyas Folk Museum. This historic museum in Ahmedabad exhibits the wonderful collection of Gujarat’s folk art in the form of embroidery, and bed work, tie-dyed materials, woodcarvings, traditional dresses, puppets, and toys. The art and craft lovers can get a sneak peek into the lives of the numerous folk women of Gujarat on a visit.

This enticing museum at Ahmedabad was developed in April 1977 and is managed by the private trust Shreyas Foundation. When you are at the Shreyas Folk Museum, explore all four sections of the museum.

  • Address: Shreyas Tekra Rd, Opposite, Mithila Society, Bhudarpura, Ayojan Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Opening Timings: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Opening Day: 6 days, except Mondays and Public Holidays
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 10 (approx.) for adults, ₹ 7 (approx.) for children, ₹ 90 (approx.) for foreigners
  • Ideal Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Advice: Photography is prohibited, and electronic gadgets are not allowed inside.

9. Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum

Nestled inside the L.D. Institute of Indology near Gujarat University in Navrangpura, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum is housed in centuries-old Indian sculptures, Mughal paintings,manuscripts of ancient Jain literature. Another highlight of this free-of-cost museum of Ahmedabad is the 5th century Buddha made of stucco. History fanatics can see the sandstone carved image of Lord Rama. Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum is an open space museum established in 1984, and one can see peacocks roaming around fearlessly in its garden under the canopy of the lush trees.

  • Address: Gujarat University Clock Tower, L.D. Institute of Indology Campus, opp. L.D. Engineering Hostel, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
  • Opening Timings: 10:30 AM – 5.30 PM
  • Opening Day: 6 days, except Mondays and Public Holidays
  • Entry Fee: Free for all
  • Ideal Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Advice: Photography is prohibited inside the museum.

10. Sanskar Kendra City Museum

Designed by the influential Swiss architect Le Corbusier, Sankar Kendriya City Museum bills itself as one of the beautiful museums of Ahmedabad depicting history, art, culture, and architecture. It is commissioned inside the Sanskar Bhawan, where another famous Kite Museum is located. A guided trip to Sanskar Kendra City Museum is a rewarding catch for those who want to witness the cultural, economical, and political aspects dating back to the 11th Century when the city’s time was “Ashval.”

  • Address: Opp. Vasna Toll Naka, Rehnuma Society, Vishala, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Opening Timings: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Opening Day: 6 days, except Mondays and Public Holidays
  • Entry Fee: Free for all
  • Ideal Duration: 1.5 hours (approx.)
  • Advice: The museum strictly restricts shutterbugs to capture any image.


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