Pune Tribal Museum
Pune Tribal Museum
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Louise Malmquist
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Sept 2023 • Solo
Good collection of tribal artifacts from Northern Maharashtra tribes - music instruments, paintings, cooking equipment, masks and more. The different sections had
elaborated descriptions in both Marathi and English. Unsignificant entrance fee. Helpful staff.

The only thing missing was a bit elaboration of information about the differences/similarities and livelihood of the different tribes.

Well spent 1.5 hours while monsoon rain was pouring outside.
Written September 27, 2023
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Dhairyashil V
Pune, India1,197 contributions
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May 2016 • Family
TCM is managed by the Tribal Research & Training Institute, a government entity. Entrance Fee is Rs.10 & Rs. 5 respectively for an Indian adult and child (between 6-12 years) and for foreigners it is - Adult: Rs.200 and child Rs.100. Entrance is free for children below 6 years.

TCM is a small museum exhibiting different artefacts like jewellery, art and craft, basketry, copper motifs, musical instruments, deities, paintings, utensils and many other interesting items used by the different tribes situated in Maharashtra. These artefacts gives a deep insight into the life of the tribals and the impressive rich art and culture they have developed not withstanding the limited resources, lack of education and day to day hardships. It shows their urge to better and refine the quality of their life. The agricultural implements, the hunting and fishing gadgets developed and used by them are really impressive. On the art front, the various exhibits of bamboo and wooden craft, wooden sculptures, terra cotta and clay pottery, masks, combs etc. are very attractive and show the skills and ingenuity possessed by these tribals. The Warli section is stunning with its paintings, colorful masks etc. The Warli paintings done in remote tribal areas without the support of the modern urban facilities are outstanding. So is the case when one sees their musical instruments like the flute, the bugle, drums of various sizes etc. showing their zest for life. The ornaments and jewellery, articles used in marriages, and some other personal items are very artistic and beautiful.

There also is a portrait of Birsa Munda (1875-1900) in the museum. He was a religious leader, a folk hero and a tribal freedom fighter of India. Ranchi airport is named in his honour.

While this small museum can be covered in about 90 minutes it definitely makes you appreciate the resourcefulness and the ingenuity of the tribals. They definitely are gifted and formal modern education and training will definitely bring out the best in them.

Worth a short visit ! The zest and positivity with which the tribals live and celebrate their tough life in remote places, gives a loud message- Respect and Appreciate Life!
Written May 12, 2016
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mayurvora
Panchgani, India9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
Are the museums for the benefit of the citizens or for the convenience of the government employees?

Can steps be taken to keep all places of public interest open when when the public have the time to visit them. Eg on holidays and weekends!
Written January 9, 2016
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272hiteshs
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Stupid app redirected me to wrong location, after a hour of search i ended into dead end of koregaun park lane no 7 .

Guys if you want to pay a visit search for Tribal research and training institute in google map . Avoid going on weekends as it is govt institution possibly it might be closed because of mismanagement. Add national war museum with this trip as they are near by.
Written August 23, 2014
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blubLondres
Londres8 contributions
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Dec 2014 • Solo
I'm used to Indian attractions being 20 times more expensive for foreigners but this museum is charging way too much. There is only 4 small rooms available. Financially, it's a complete rip off. For that price, Kelkar museum is much better.
Written April 11, 2015
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vibha123
Hyderabad, India219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
you might want to be sure of this place to drive in as google is distracting enough to make sure you get into wrong lanes...

nice place...has unique artifacts of aboriginal tribes of Maharashtra...importance if quite high as its one of its kind...entry fee is minimal ...
Written February 28, 2015
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smpyrrr
95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Tribal Museum is located at Pune in Maharashtra. It is near the railway line, which is just east to the railway station. Maharashtra is a vast state and there are a number of tribals in this state. Having different languages, these tribes have their own food habits, taboos, and beliefs - in short distinct cultures.
Tribal Museum exhibits the cultures of the tribal communities mainly from the Sahyadari and Gondwana regions. It is a place where one can find to get an insight into the lives of the tribal communities of Maharashtra. But the entry is not free, as a tourist a had to pay rs 200 ..i believe it should be free for anyone.
Written November 8, 2017
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Melachi-ibn-Amillar
London58 contributions
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Oct 2014 • Solo
I, Melachi ibn Amillar, being of unsound mind and body, did visit the Tribal Museum in Pune, India. It is a pleasant collection of tribal artefacts in half a dozen rooms of a non-descript building not far from a railway bridge where dedicated people recycle things. No other tribal people are present. The items themselves are quite similar to African ones (masks, fishing traps, combs), as indeed found in the museum of the Lao people I recently visited in Kisumu, Kenya. There is no information given on the historical context of the tribes (i.e. what is known about their history, who ruled them, how they managed in the colonial and modern periods) other than a map with population numbers (or even if these went up or down). The entrance fee for foreigners is 200r, which, in the grand scheme of things is not too much, but is rather high for this, especially as there was nowhere to get a cup of coffee, although it was raining.
Written November 6, 2014
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ManiGyanu
Mumbai, India95 contributions
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Oct 2014 • Family
Good place to visit... but will take not much time with the family and children.. may be not liked by a
Written March 18, 2015
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DennisRodriguez
Lisbon, Portugal30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
In this museum we can find how were and how the tribes of Maharashtra are, it's a different kind of museum, don't miss the opportunity to see this museum
Written April 9, 2013
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