Museum / Gallery
#15 of 19 Places to Visit in Jaisalmer
Distance (From Jaisalmer): 1.7 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: On The Banks Of Gadsisar Lake
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1 km from Jaisalmer Fort and 1.7 km from Jaisalmer Railway Station, the Folklore Museum is a private museum situated on the banks of the pristine Gadsisar Lake in Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer Folklore Museum was founded in 1984 by N. K. Sharma, a local connoisseur. The museum is a treasure trove of cultural heritage of Thar Desert, the people, their traditions and culture. One can understand the evolution of the Jaisalmer city through ages by seeing the artifacts in this museum.
The stunning architecture of the museum is one of the highlights. The museum is organized into six sections and features a rich collection of paintings, photographs, costumes, hairstyles and jewelry. Other items on display include utility articles of rural life, camel and horse decorations, fossils, ornamental arches, as well as articles connected with folk and cultural lifestyles. It also features various kinds of puppets and other traditional items.
Tourists can watch a video in the museum, which shows musicians playing royal instruments. This video also includes the detailing of several other traditional artistic skills in French, English and Hindi. In addition, the video shows the tragic love story of King Mahindra and Princess Moomal.
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Person
Timings: 8 AM to 7 PM