Raj Dinakar Kelkar museum

#8 of 23 things to do in Pune

Kelkar Museum established in 1962 by Baba Dinkar Kelkar. It is Established in Shukawar Peth, on the Bajirao Road. It is a favourite touring place in Pune. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum has an accumulation of approximately 20,000 items, pertaining to distinct portions of the society, which were gathered by Baba Kelkar. The museum was built in memory of his son, who succumbed to death at a young age. However, currently, 25,000 of the objects are on exhibition for the public. The assortment of the articles illustrated took him nearly 40 years of hard work. In 1962, Baba Dinkar bequeathed his collection to the Department of Archaeology, which is now displayed in the museum. Currently, it is managed by the Government of Maharashtra. An extraordinary array of musical instruments, Mughal lanterns, portraits and other artefacts, murals on the displays from mythological epic Ramayana, nutcrackers, Ganpati's guns, shaped mansion gateways, fine ceramics set, crafts made up of terracotta, copper and brass, etc. are a few of the articles which are illustrated at the Museum. There are also sculptures of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati at the museum. One of the most beautiful peculiarities of Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is the imitation of the Mastnai Mahal, ingeniously established in 1734. Aforementioned chamber, amidst its expensive furnishings, grand chandeliers, exquisite paintings add on to the beauty of the museum.

Entry time: 10 A.M to 5:30 P.M (Open on all weekdays)

Entry fee: 20/person (adult), 5/person (children)

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