Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery

  • 4.5

    Location: University Rd, Dak Bungalow, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390018, India.

    Visiting time: 1-2 hours.

    Situated in Vadodara city under the state of Gujarat, the India Baroda Museum is considered to be one of the most famous museums in the country it was established in 1894. The picture gallery building was added in 1910. The museum and picture gallery building looks majestic and has a quite similar style to Victorian buildings in London. This historical place serves a different kind of old collections of art, sculpture, and many rare paintings. So, as a history lover, you would not like to miss this wonderful place.


    The most famous places in Vadodara or Baroda. It has an enriched collection of artifacts from paleontology, osteology, archeology, history, art, and much more. The interiors of the museum are amazing. In the gallery, you can find an interesting collection of paintings, drawings, and watercolors of various artists from different art schools including British, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese masters. There are some original paintings and some are authentic master copies.  This is a historic place and you will be able to know a lot of things by seeing the collections of the museum and picture gallery. Which will give you both knowledge and pleasure.


    The magnificent buildings were built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III on the bank of the river Vishwamitri.

    The magnificent buildings were built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III on the bank of the river Vishwamitri. He established the Museum. This ancient Museum was designed by the famous architect R.F. Chisholm. The museum was completed in 1894 and opened to the public and the picture gallery was opened to the public in1921.

    Inside/Outside Views

    It has a modest Egyptian room with a mummy and an entire floor stuffed with wildlife specimens.

    This ancient museum is exhibited in 28 galleries that represent different types of collections from India, Nepal, Japan, China, Tibet, Egypt, Europe, Rome, and Greece. The museum and the picture gallery have a vast collection of art, ethnology, sculpture, and ethnography. It has a modest Egyptian room with a mummy and an entire floor stuffed with wildlife specimens. In the museum, there is a blue-whale skeleton that is about 22m long. There is a library. It has almost 23,000 books and journals. In the gallery, a visitor will find lovely miniatures and various crews of European masters.

    Opening Hours

    Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery are open every day of the week. But it is close to the public holidays. The opening time of this place is 10:30 am and the closing time is 5:00 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    A visitor needs to pay an entry fee to visit this beautiful and historical place. 

    • The entry fee for Indians is Rs 10 (per person)
    • The entry fee for Foreign tourists is Rs 200 (per person)

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    How to Reach

    By Air: The Vadodara International Airport, Vadodara is the nearest airport to the Museum and Picture Gallery. Which is about 1.5 km away from this place. It is well connected to the other major cities in the country. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or cab to go to your destination.

    By Train: Vadodara Railway Station is situated at a distance of 1.3 km from Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery. It is the nearest airport to this renowned place of Vadodara. It has a good connection with the other cities of the state and major cities of the county. 

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take all the essential things of yours.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: This is a safe place for visitors. Travelers don’t need to be worried much about their safety. For your convenience here is the nearest police station location-

    Professor Chandravadan Mehta Marg, Dak Bunglaw, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390020, India


    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed here. But for that, you need to take permission and have to collect tickets. 

    Que: Is there a toilet available for the visitors?

    Ans: Inside the garden area, there are toilets which the visitors can use. 

    Que: When is the best time to visit the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery?

    Ans: The Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery can be visited any time of the year. But the perfect time to visit this amazing place is October to December. During these months the weather in the city remains mild and pleasant. If you are planning to visit Vadodara you may go in between these months.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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