Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological Museum

Established in :

Holidays :
Government Holidays

Visiting Hours :
8.30 am-6.00 pm

Contact No :
+91 20 24474466

Location :
Pune , India

Display Objects :

Unique lock collections are the other attractions of the museum. The museum has nearly around 20,000 collections of objects paintings, handicrafts, armour-suits, musical instruments and many other objects of art.

Description :

The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is in Pune, Maharashtra, India. It contains the collection of Dr Dinkar G. Kelkar (1896-1990), dedicated to the memory of his only son, Raja, who died early. The three story building houses various sculptures dating back to the 14th century. There are also ornaments made of ivory, silver and gold, musical instruments, war weapons and vessels. The collection was started around 1920 and by 1960 it contained around 15,000 objects. In 1962, Dr Kelkar handed his collection to the Department of Archaeology within the Government of Maharashtra. The museum's collection depicts the superb skills of the Indian artists of the time. The door frames, vessels, ornaments, musical instruments, paintings and carvings represent outstanding examples of their art.