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Mahatma Phule Museum/ Mahatma Phule Vastu Sangrahalaya

 

Mahatma Phule Museum situated on Ghole Road, Shivaji Nagar about 2kms from Pune was the first residence (wada) of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, a Marathi social activist and a prominent promoter of women's education. In 1890, the residence was transformed into a  museum and known by the name Lord Ray Museum. At present the museum is called as Mahatma Phule Vastu Sangrahalaya. The 117 years old museum still retains its original charm and beauty and houses rich collection of industrial products and the things related to agricultural, handicraft, jewelry, forestry, geology, arms and armory, natural history, stone carvings, brassware, marble statues, oil paintings, metal sculptures and textiles. Main attraction here is the samples of body structures of various animals ranging from elephants to sea-fishes. The library inside the museum has rare collection of books about India's art, culture and ways of life. The museum sometimes conducts film shows and seminars which attracts lots of audiences. Museum opens from 8 am to 5 pm on all days, except Wednesday. Entrance is free. 


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