Museums in Vadodara

Museums in Vadodara are among the most popular tourist spots that attracts tourists from across the world. The museums of Vadodara seem to be the link between eventful past and present of the territory. It reveals the glories past and reflects the cultural heritage of the city. The museums of the city also boast of a wide range of items from India, as well as from the different parts of the world, viz. Japan, Egypt and China. Baroda Museum and Art Gallery and Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum are some of the famous museums in Vadodara.

Baroda Museum and Art Gallery in Vadodara is known for its rich collection of artifacts. It was established in 1887 by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. The museum was designed by Major Mant. Major Mant designed the museum in association with R F Chisholm. The construction of the building was completed in 1894; however, the construction of the art gallery was completed in 1914. The art gallery was opened in 1921. The delay in the transfer of the exhibits from Europe detained the opening of the museum. The museum is one of the finest example of Indo-Sarcenic architecture. The architecture of the museum resembles that of the Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum of London.

Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum is another famous museum of the city. It is situated within the premises of Laxmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara. The museum had once been a school that was built for educating the children of the Maharaja. It houses a wide collection of art works and belongings of the royal family of Baroda. The paintings by the Indian and European artists attract many tourists from the different parts of the world.

Last Updated on: 8/05/2013