Tour Information

Entry to the guided tour is only by prior appointment (via online registration at www. or telephone: 91-79-22868172/22865995).
On account of security concerns, the Foundation is constrained to adopt the following steps. These arrangements will remain in force till further notice. Any inconvenience caused to the visitors on this account is greatly regretted.
1. Maximum number of visitors per tour is restricted to 20.
2. Children below 10 years of age are not admitted on the museum tour; the ages between 10-15 years will be permitted to visit the museum if accompanied by a parent, guardian or tutor.
3. The Foundation reserves the discretion to admit unregistered visitors to the guided tour if registered visitors do not show up.
4. No baggage/handbags including cameras and cell phones etc., shall be allowed inside the Foundation and the Galleries. It is recommended that the visitors leave their belongings inside their own vehicles. There is a provision for depositing belongings at the gate. However, the management will not be responsible for the contents of the bags etc.
5. The Galleries are open free of charge on all days of the week, except Wednesdays and public holidays. However, visit to the Shop and the Galleries is limited to the hours given below. Right of admission to the Foundation is reserved by the Management.
6. The tour aims at giving a brief introduction to the Collections.
7. A wide range of publications, black and white photographs, colour prints of some objects, reproductions of selected pieces on cloth & paper are available at the shop.
8. The entry gate to the Foundation premises closes at 10.30 AM and visitors who are late are not permitted to join the tour.
9. Following the advice of conservation experts, the level of illumination in the galleries has been kept low. This is strictly in the interest of preserving this national heritage for posterity, as higher levels of lighting lead to deterioration in colours and materials. We hope that visitors will kindly bear with us in this matter. It may be useful to know that, after some time, one’s eyes adjust to the low levels of lighting.
10. The galleries are built across multiple levels with different floor surfaces and varying passage heights and widths; the Foundation cannot accept any responsibility for physical injury on this account; the Foundation is unable, currently, to offer wheelchair access to the galleries.
11. A large part of the collections has been catalogued and copies of these illustrated catalogues have been kept in galleries for easy reference by visitors. For easy identification of the displayed pieces in the catalogue, the Accession Nos. are marked on stickers affixed to the pieces. In addition, brief printed Gallery Notes are available for reference.
12. Photography/videography is not permitted in the Foundation premises.
13. The Management hopes that the visitors will find their visit pleasurable and informative. Visitors are requested to share some information about themselves in order to allow the Foundation to meet better their needs.