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Review of The Thar Heritage Museum

The Thar Heritage Museum
Ranked #25 of 70 things to do in Jaisalmer
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Owner description: 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 L.N. Khatri M.com, 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.
Colombo, PR
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“Nice Museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

I Liked museum nice things to see there i stayed most of the time there during my holiday awesome historic things kept there its just not show piece it make us things about those things it take us in past and we enjoy hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Visited August 2013
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“Knowledgable yet simple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

It is situated in the middle of a hussy market and is not big.just 2 floors,but still gives you a very deep understanding of the Rajasthani culture and history.The owner of the museum is an enthusiast who loves his tradition and history and is a keen collector of Rajasthani culture.
My dad and I was guided by his 13 year old school going son who had knowledge about each and every detail of whatever the museum posses.The fees for the museum is Rs 20 per person but is worth all the penny.
Great experience and worth all the time.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great experience at a small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

We visited here in our recent trip to Jaisalmer in the evening. The museum was closed but we walked around to the shop owned by the same people and the son promptly closed up shop and took us to the museum.
Inside there is a marvellous collection of artefacts from various time periods in and around Jaisalmer. The owners son was extremely polite and well-spoken, and it was wonderful to have him show us the entire museum and answer any questions we had. We were able to pick up and feel the weight of certain artefacts etc and it was great to have a hands on experience.
It only cost us 40 or 50 rupees per person, which is a really great price.

It also made a welcome change to other sightseeing we have done as it felt like an intimate experience with someone who was passionate about india and its history, and not just interested in getting our tourists rupee. This felt like someone proud of their culture sharing their knowledge with pride. A great experience.

Visited December 2013
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“Charming and lively puppet show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

I'm an adult, with kids, and really enjoyed the dynamic puppet show with live musical accompaniment. you could tell the team lovingly practiced their art, making the dolls by hand.

A previous reviewer noted the museum display cases were dusty and worn - that's true, but I imagine they operate on a very modest budget, so I'm glad the museum still exists and is able to perform 2x nightly.

Visited October 2013
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“Hidden in plain sight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

The Thar Heritage Museum is a surprisingly little visited gem in the heart of the old city of Jaisalmer. It lies in an alley off the main bazaar street, and has good and varied displays of Rajasthani folk art. The museum is the result of the enthusiastic Mr. Khatri's life-long passion for collecting anything old and interesting from antique shops and private homes. He even has a small opium den downstairs!

I came to Mr. Khatri with a research request, and he proved more than willing to help. He let me handle the objects in question, and shed much new light on them. Though most tours of the museum end up with an offer to visit his little shop just around the corner, I never felt forced into buying anything. In fact, it was one of the few shops in town where I found myself enjoying chai and conversation without having to worry about what was to come later.

If the museum is closed - which it often is since Mr. Khatri spends most of his time in the nearby shop - just ask around for him or give him a call (the number is written on the door). He will be there in a jiffy!

Visited November 2013
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