Ahmedabad, popularly known as the ‘City of Museums’ as it possess maximum number of museums that showcase vibrant culture and rich history of Gujarat. The capital city of Gujarat is not only popular for its beautiful historical monuments and textile mills but also for some of the best museums in the country. The museums of Ahmedabad give an important insight about the culture, tradition and lifestyle of people during prehistoric era. Each museum includes magnificent artifacts, exquisite pieces of art, miniature paintings and lots of other antique items. The museums are a must visit attractions to be included in the Gujarat tour itinerary to know about the history and royal life of the ancient rulers.
Here is a list of some best museums in Ahmedabad that must not be missed during the tour for an unforgettable experience.
City Museum It is one of the most visited museums of the city. It was built in the year 2000 by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. The local people call the museum as 'Atit Ki Jhanki'. The museum displays the various artifacts like the age-old coins, paintings, woodcraft. The visitors can also get a lot of information about how the industrial revolution was started in the city. Textile items like the Chinese embroidery, tents and outfits of royal rules are also displayed in the museum.
Address: Street Bhagtacharya Rd, Extras Sanskar Kendra.
Timing: 10 am to 6 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Closed: Monday and Public Holidays
Calico Museum of Textiles The Calico Museum of Textiles was set up in the year 1949 by the Sarabhai family (Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai). It is popular as one of the best textile museums in the world that exhibit one of the splendid collections of fabrics from various parts of India. The visitors to the museum can also get to see the royal outfits worn by the Mughal and provincial rules during the 15th and 19th century.
Address: Sarabhai Foundation, Opposite Underbridge, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004
Timing: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday)
Closed: Wednesday and Public Holidays
Sabarmati Ashram It was established in the year 1915 that is about 5 km away from the main city centre. The Ashram showcases the struggle of Mahatma Gandhi, 'Father of the Nation' for India's independence. The ashram served as a home for Gandhiji till the year 1930. There are altogether three galleries in the museum that display the handmade paper, spinning wheels, library containing various books about Gandhiji. The main attraction of the museum is the letter that he wrote to Hitler (Leader of German Nazi Party) on July 23, 1939.
Address: Ashram Road, Old Wadaj, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380027
Timing: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Closed: Only on public holidays