Sayaji Baug, Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery
Sayaji Baug, also known as Kamati Baug is situated on river Vishwamitri. It was
built by SayajiRoa III in 1879 A.D. and covers an extensive area of 113 acres. The
museum is considered to be one of the most famous museums of the country. It was
constructed in 1894 and was designed by the famous architect R. F. Chisholm. The
Picture Gallery building was added in 1910 and it houses excellent collection of
originals by famous British Painters Turner and constable and many others.
The Egyptian mummy and a skeleton of a blue Whale are major attractions for those
who visit the museum. Other treashres include the famous Akota bronzes dating the
5th century A.D. A collection of Mughul miniatures, a fully-fledged gallery of Tibetan
Arts etc. The museum houses a rich collection of art, sculpture, ethnography & ethnology.
Several of the paintings are not only original but masterpieces at the picture gallery.
It also houses a skeleton of a Blue Whale and Egyptian Mummy.
Maharaj Fatehsinh Museum
The museum was established in 1961.
The museum is run by a private trust. The museum is noted for is modern display. The collection includes a few copies of Greek, Roman and later European sculpture and some Masterpieces of European oil paintings, sculptures by Felici, French furniture etc. The museum collections fall into many categories. However, it is noted for oil paintings by Ravi Varma, sculptures made of marble, Greeco-Rpman arts, Chinese and Japanese art etc. The oil paintings representing members of the then Gaekwad princely ruling family are striking.
Visiting Hours : 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Closed : Monday and important public holidays.
Admission Fee : Rs. 10/- for adults
Rs. 5/- for children.
Rs. 100/- for educational group
Museum Of Archeology And Ancient History
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, M.S. University, Vadodara.
The museum is famous for unique collection on Buddhist antiquities and works of art discovered from Devni-mori of North Gujarat as a result of excavation by the Department of Archaeology. Museum is also noted for its interesting collection on prehistory protohistory of Gujarat discovered from various pre-protohistoric sites of Gujarat as result of excavations. There are also exhibits (1) Buddhist relics from the famous Devni-mori stupa of Sabarkantha District, (2) Copper plate dated to 496 A.D., (3) A pot dated 2000 B.C.
Visiting Hours : 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Admisson : Free
Closed : Sundays and other Public Holidays
Health Museum, Sayaji Baug
The museum was established in 1932.
The Museum is noted for health exhibits, models of human anotomy, maps and charts on the subjects of health and sanitation. It is run by the Municipal Corporation.
Visiting Hours : 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Admission : Free
Closed : Sunday and Public Holidays