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The Thar Heritage Museum

Near Bhatia News Agency | Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer 345001, India
+91 94141 50762
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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 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.
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“puppet show” (9 reviews)
“the owner” (17 reviews)
Near Bhatia News Agency | Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Near Bhatia News Agency | Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer 345001, India
+91 94141 50762
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The puppet show had recorded music and was enjoyable, but the explanations of the exhibits were in broken English and were difficult to read.

Thank flotrowski
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The heritage museum was quaint and full of interesting relics and stories of the local history. You can really sense the effort that mr. Khatri put in and the passion he has for anthropology.

1  Thank Luke R
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent, small and authentic museum on life in the Thar desert run by a local shopkeeper, who has studied and is an author in local history. Exhibits I have not seen in other museums. Well worth a visit. If the door is closed, backtrack to...More

Thank Toni H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Price of entrance is now 100 rupees so more than double the entry fee a few months ago, although the museum is the same and very small but still interesting

Thank montz12
Reviewed 4 June 2017

It s located in the market of the main city. Laxmi Narayan Khatri founded this museum, which houses sea fossils, ornaments from the ship of the desert and horses. Antique coins, documents regarding the history of Jaisalmer, ancient weapons and manuscripts offer a glimpse of...More

Thank bose_rima
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Desert have their own charm and beauty this muesum have many stuff related their local culture preserved must come it is the another place which help you to know about rajputana

1  Thank Im O
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The museum is a private collection of the owner about desert culture. It is small but very interesting. The owner gives you details and he speaks excellent English.

1  Thank Dimitris T
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a shop with few supposedly authentic old items, you don't get a real printed ticket or receipt but they charge whatever they want.

Thank faisalf
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the private collection of artefacts related to Jaisalmer and the desert lifestyle and culture. The place is small and rather worn down but understandable, considering this is a passionate individual's effort to preserve the local culture. There were no other visitors so I...More

1  Thank yeonghaur
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Much better than other museums as the owner is on hand to give you a detailed explanation of all the items. The owner is very knowledgeable and friendly, he also speaks excellent English. The museum is small but it's still well worth a visit.

1  Thank Emily F
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