Shreyas Folk Museum Ahmedabad Entry Fee
- 10 per person for Adults
- 7 per person for Children
- 90 per person for Foreign Tourists
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Shreyas Folk Museum Ahmedabad Address: 7/B, Shreyash Tekra Rd, Opposite Mithila Society, Bhudarpura, Bhudarpura, Ayojan Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380015, India
Ahmedabad is an ideal place to get awestruck with its incredible historic sites which takes you back in time. This vibrant city boasts of its inspiring cultural venues and diverse culinary traditions. Originally called as Karnavati the charming old city of Ahmedabad got its new name after being conquered by Sultan Ahmed Shah.
Ahmedabad proffers several ancient sites of historical significance that reflect the impressive culture and tradition of the city. One of the key highlights includes the Shreyas Folk Museum that exhibits a wonderful collection of Gujarat’s folk art.
Art and craft connoisseurs would be delighted strolling through the museum and gazing at the wonderful collection of objects that have been used in the past for household and commercial purposes.
Shreyas Folk Museum was developed in April 1977 to preserve the remarkable collection of traditional folk of the country. Owned and managed by the private trust Shreyas Foundation, it is devoted to the art of the local artisans of the state situated on the Shreyas Tekra Hill of Ambavadi.
About the Museum
This impressive museum offers a deep dive into the culture, heritage and art of the state. There are four sections of the Museum namely Lokayatan Folk Museum, Kalpana Mangaldas Balayatan Museum, Kathani and Sangeet Vadyakhand.
Lokayatan Folk Museum has a rich collection of artefacts that reflect the art and craft of varied Gujarati communities including Kathi, Rabari, Ahir, Charan, Brahmins, Banias, Meghvals, Bharvad, Kanbi, Koli, Mer, Rajput, Vania, Khojas, Vohras, Memons and Miyanas. Exhibits are displayed with an informative description offering an easy understanding to the visitors.
Colourful embroidery work, beadwork, woodcarving, metalwork and leatherwork are displayed beautifully in the museum. Noteworthy exhibits include traditional jewellery, footwear and old carts. Notable displays include a traditional old kitchen, tie-dyed quilts, dowry boxes, camel and horse ornaments made by Rabri people.
Kalpana Mangaldas Balayatan Museum was set inside the premises of the folk museum in 1982. It showcases wonderful collection of toys, crafts and objects of performing arts belonging to 54 states and countries.
This interesting section of the folk museum focuses on the performing arts of the country and houses a complete skeleton of an elephant with a height of 3.19m. It also holds puppets, masks, costumes, coin, weapons and animal caparisons that take you to the bygone era.
Kathani section of the museum was developed in 2004 which holds the photograph of performances done during several fairs and festivals of the country like puppet shows, stage shows, drama, shadow plays, folk, classical performances, dances and stalls. Shreyas Foundation has celebrated around thirty-six festivals since 1952.
In 1984, the Shreyas Sangeet Vadyakhand section of the museum was set to showcase a rich collection of musical instruments from within the country and other parts of the world. Visitors can find string instruments, wind and bow musical instruments that were popular in classical and folk music.
Entry timings and Fees
This imposing museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 3 PM to 5:30 PM and on Sunday from 10:30 AM till 1:30 PM and in the evening from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM. It remains closed on Mondays and public holidays. The entry fee for adults is Rs. 10, for children Rs. 7 and Rs. 90 for foreigners. Photography is not permitted within the museum.
Public Holidays include New Year, Uttarayan, Mahashivratri, Dulheti, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Dussehra, Diwali and Bhai duj. It remains closed for ten days during Diwali and fifteen days in summer.
How to reach?
Shreyas Folk Museum is located near Manekbaug Hall, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad. The lively city of Ahmedabad is well connected to other parts of the city through rail, road and air. Major railway station of the city is situated in Kalupur. Several trains run from Ahmedabad to various parts of the country.
Sardar Vallabhai Patel International airport is located in the Hansol area of the city and is well connected to different parts of the country with several domestic flights that are run on daily basis. International flights connect the city with various countries.
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation and other private operators run several buses linking Ahmedabad to the other parts of the country. Buses can be boarded from Geeta Mandir, Subhash Bridge, Naroda or Paldi bus stops. Tourists can take cab, taxi, AMTS or BRTS buses or auto rickshaw to reach Shreyas Folk Museum from the railway station, bus stand and airport.