The Thar Heritage Museum
The Thar Heritage Museum
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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 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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Volker A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Interesting insight into desert life made especially worthwhile by the passionate explanations of the owner. When we arrived at the museum he was called from his shop at the marked and gave us a personal tour.
Written 11 March 2024
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LuckyHippo
Ljubljana, Slovenia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a collection of Thar desert culture artefacts created by a passionate man who does it as a hobby. In 30 minutes he explained about the Thar culture and answered all our questions. You can even see how the set-up for an opium party, typical for Thar desert, looks like. The admission fee was just 100 INR.
Written 26 May 2022
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Wakimika
India18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Mr. Khatri has lovingly curated a collection of artifacts that reflects the rich history and resourcefulness of India's desert people, who survived and thrived in this remarkable corner of the world. You will leave with a renewed respect for the resilience of the human spirit.
Written 18 December 2021
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Rashmi kher
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Must visit place,uncle showing local culture and must incourage this things, explain very well.every one should come and visit
Written 13 November 2021
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Saashi Gupta
New Delhi, India17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Must see puppet show. very rhythmic and fun for kids. The artists need support to bring love their dying art of puppet show.
Written 31 August 2021
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Tom Chaytor
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
This museum is amazing, there’s loads of things to see and lots of information on the history Jaisalmer and the surrounding villages. The museum is the owners own personally collection and he has travelled all over the Jaisalmer district to find out information on the history and the way of life in the desert. I’d strongly recommend visiting here on your visit to Jaisalmer! :)
Written 8 March 2020
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Terry
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This place is really worth a visit. We spotted it from the roof of our hotel and thought we'd give it a try. The young guy looking after the place called Mr. Khatri (the owner of the collection) to come and show us around. It was absolutely fascinating. Mr. Khatri has been building his collection for 30 years. You are unlikely to see anything quite like it. Highly recommended.
Written 16 February 2020
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Raewyn
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I visited this wee museum and had a personalised tour. The young attendant was delightful and called the owner who gave me a great explanation of the things he has been carefully collecting and preserving as the old way of life changes and the handwork disappears. A delightful time that feeds the soul. A must visit and a joy to support the endeavour.
Written 22 January 2020
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BangkokLoft
Yeovil, UK576 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A very good experience. We were greeted by a very nice member of staff who phoned the owner to come and give us a tour. A few minutes later he was there.
The collection is the work of 30 years and has many interesting elements but it was the enthusiastic and very knowledgable tour that sets it apart and enabled us to learn loads.
Well worth the short walk out there and tells you much about the area you are visiting and the desert people. And it only costs 100 rupees.
Give it a go!
Written 20 January 2020
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Nandana Roy
Mumbai, India14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This museum displays personal collection of artefacts from the life of people in Thar desert. It is a must visit when in Jaisalmer. Situated away from the hustle of the fort this place gives a great insight to the culture and heritage of the people living in the Thar desert of Rajasthan. Very interesting. Must visit.
Written 7 January 2020
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