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“Visit, only if, you like have a glimpse of textile history”

Calico Museum of Textiles
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US$63.00*
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Private Ahmedabad Tour: Calico Musuem and Gandhi Ashram
Ranked #20 of 130 things to do in Ahmedabad
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India
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Visit, only if, you like have a glimpse of textile history”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

This place is largely unknown. I got to know about this place after three years of stay in Ahmedabad and that too when a family member from abroad came & enquired. You need to book in advance especially if you wish to visit on Saturday / Sunday. Children below 10 years are not allowed. The trip lasts for approx 100 minutes. You get to know in details about the history of hand made textiles / design (especially of Gujarat). Do visit this place. No entry fees

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

This museum turned out to be so interesting. You learn alot not only about textiles, but also about the various histories of the parts of India. The people who work there and guide people are also very interested in fabrics and, just like a good teacher does, their enthusiasm makes it interesting for the visitors too.

Definitely book at least a week ahead! They only give guided tours and they limit the number of people,who can get in, so plan ahead!

Visited March 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

If you love old textiles then this is the place to go - there are hundreds on display. We went about four years ago when you could just turn up and visit and wander around. It is a bit dark in there, to preserve the fabrics, but quite fascinating.

Visited March 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Difficult experience”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Tried to visit the museum for textile collection but was unable to communicate with two guards at the gate,not even allowed to see the books for sale. Strange to have guards but no reception ,Need to have your own guide who speaks the local language. Cannot carry in any bags.Children not allowed.Booking by e-mail should be weeks /months in advance. If you do not have a definite place you depend on the behaviour of the guard. If you can phone in advance perhaps you can get someone to communicate. Groups appear to have preferential treatment.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Some amazing textiles in the museum but the tours are rushed. Shame you cant look around the haveli itself and its lovely grounds.

Visited December 2013
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