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.
Monday to Saturday | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed on Monday and Public Holidays.
For appointments, group visits and more information our Curator, Meenaben Rajput at,
Phone: +79 90819 01199; 91-79-26601338, 26601378, 26601588
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Rs.100 for adults and Rs.50 for Children below the age 12 years
Smt. Leena Sarabhai
MANAGING TRUSTEE :
Shri Abhay Mangaldas
Ms. Meena Rajput
DESIGN & DISPLAY :
SHREYAS FOLK MUSEUM
Dr. Jyotindra Jain
Smt. Anjali Mangaldas
Smt. Leena Sarabhai
Shri Bal Krishna Doshi
Shri Kamal Mangaldas
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.
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 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.