Established in the year 1887 by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Baroda Museum and Art Gallery is a known repository of artifacts, sculptures, ancient manuscripts in Gujarat. The building of the museum, which is one of the finest examples of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, was designed by Mant and Chisholm and built by Sayajirao in 1849. Museum is divided into two parts, the first building is a museum, another one is a photo gallery and both are connected with the passage.
In the museum on display are antiques from foreign countries like Japan, China, Nepal, amongst other countries. Apart from antiques, in the museum one can see a collection of Mughal miniatures, original paintings, masterpieces, and sculptures. The one that captures the eyes of many tourists is the Egyptian mummy. Also, there is a zoological section that houses a blue-whale skeleton, which is 22m long. Apart from the photo gallery and exhibition room, there is a library in the museum that houses the collection of books and journals defining about the various rulers settled in Gujarat.
Address: Dak Bunglaw, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001
Timing: 10:30 AM & 5:30 PM, Closed on all Public Holidays
Attractions: Tibetan arts, Egyptians antiquities, and paintings & sculptures of European artists, Egyptian mummy and skeleton of a blue whale, Akota bronzes of the 5th century AD.