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Address: Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion | University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysuru (Mysore), India

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Wonderfully curated museum.Recommended for people interested in anthropology, history and culture - and for the ones with curious minds. The place is hard to find but enlisted... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Smruthi29
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderfully curated museum.Recommended for people interested in anthropology, history and culture - and for the ones with curious minds. The place is hard to find but enlisted correctly on the map, so be patient while looking for it (the museum gate was inaccessible by car and we had to walk up to three similar buildings and ask for directions again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to this place as we heard about it from some westerners! Amazing enough, we followed their advice to sight-see around our own country and found this splendid place. Beautiful artefacts not only from Mysore but all over Karnataka. Remember that in earlier days, the whole of South India was either Mysore or Madras! Lovely place to spend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting, but not well labelled, collection of folk art and archaeological artefacts. Worth the visit for the building.

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Thank AP D
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The old building with so many things to see inside . It has so many precious collections , It transported me back to couple of century . The rustic feel and the nice smell

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Thank maanz
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This museum has a great collection of artefacts that are pooled in from different part of Karnataka and gives a feel of the states rich folklore. A lot more artefacts needs to be added and the museum has to be maintained well.

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Thank nitinhp
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

The place is very hard to find it. You have to go to the university area. Museum is in old, beautiful palace. Unfortunately there was no one to let us in. But walk around this building was nice and interesting

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Thank Ewa M
Toronto
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This museum is housed in a beautiful colonial building that is crumbling. The exhibits are dusty and neglected and lack descriptions. With so much rich culture in this part of India, the museum was a huge disappointment and not worth the significant effort of getting there (no signage posted on roads).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Ground floor has ethnographic section. Excellent display & explanations. Upstairs has some sculptures & paintings. Garden has folk art statues from many regions. Interior displays change, as the museum has far more exhibits than they can display.

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England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Very difficult to find. I suggest just getting onto the university campus and then asking as many people as it takes to get there. The exhibits range in quality and some have no information present, nothing, not even dates. The whole place is very run down. The most annoying part is the staff, "no mobiles" was barked at us repeatedly...we... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We spent an hour driving around Mysore to find the museum. The GPS location on the Google Maps is wrong, also that on TripAdvisor. Security staff at the camous have no idea where it is. No roadsigns indicate where it is. A real disappointment not being able to find it.

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