The archaeological and historical heritage of Kutch Museum

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Kutch Museum

Nearest Town : Opp. Hamirsar lake, Bhuj

Museum type : Local museum, History museum, Art Museum

Established in: 1 July 1877

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History of Museums : Kutch museum was initially formed as a part of the School of Arts established by Maharao Khengarji III, which was founded on 1 July 1877. The museum was earlier known as Fergusson Museum.


At the time of Maharao Khengarji III's marriage on 19 February 1884 many new items were received and for exhibition of which, a need for new building was necessitated. As such, on 14 November 1884, the foundation stone for the present museum building was laid by the Governor of Bombay, Sir James Fergusson and named Fergusson Museum after him by Maharao of Cutch. The building consisting of 2 floors cost Rs. 32000. The museum, constructed in the Italian Gothic style, is located in the picturesque surroundings on the bank of Hamirsar Lake just opposite to the Nazar Bagh Garden

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 Display Objects : coins, including the kori, Kutch's local currency

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