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Museums

MUSEUMS

Shreyas museums were created in 1974 as dynamic mediums of learning. Our central vision is to use ‘Museums as a classroom’ in Montessori style. Here each object has a story to tell; is interconnected to another; is not only part of history and mythology, but is also part of our individual perceptions of life around us. Our museums attract Indian and foreign students, scholars and art-lovers. Group visits can be organised.

 

Visiting Hours (Walk-in):
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Closed on: Sunday and on public holidays
For appointments, group visits and more information our Curator, Meenaben Rajput at,
Phone: +79 90819 01199; 91-79-26601338, 26601378, 26601588
E-mail: lokayatan@shreyasfoundation.in

Lokayatan Folk Museum

Established in 1977, contains objects of crafts, utensils, domestic items, costumes and ceremonial objects from different communities and tribes in Gujarat. The collection contains exquisite pieces of colourful embroidery, beadwork, woodcarving, metalwork and leather work, which are documented and displayed with details of origin. With an aim to generate an appreciation of local heritage, this place educates students about the rich diversity of traditions and lifestyles in the state.

Kalpana Mangaldas Museum

Established in 1982, has an extensive collection of Toys, Crafts and objects of performing arts from fifty-four states and countries. The highlight of this museum is the stupendous elephant skeleton. Other articles on display are puppets, masks, costumes, coins and toys. Special emphasis is on theatre and performing arts.

Sangeet Vadyakhand

Established in 1984, this is a gallery of musical instruments of India and other countries. It is a repository of string instruments, bow, percussion and wind musical instruments used in classical and folk music.

Kathani

Kathani is a gallery of Shreyas Fairs and Festivals established in 2004. Participation in fairs and festivals is a valuable way to develop a sense of unity and brotherhood, understanding and appreciation of cultures. Shreyas has celebrated thirty-six festivals since 1952, focusing on various regions of the world. Kathani is a rich documentation of pictures and photographs of all these.