The Tribal Cultural Museum, part of the Tribal Research and Training Institute, Pune, showcases a wide variety of artefacts from the tribes of western India. The museum spans across two rooms and an outdoor space, where the huts of some of the tribal communities have been recreated. The museum seeks to explain the culture, traditions and the routines of these tribes, showcasing artwork, instruments, weapons and artefacts that are unique to them.
Some of the notable artefacts on display at the museum include tobacco containers, copper motifs, Pawara ornaments, pieces with Dokra work, as well as some Warli paintings. Even though the museum is primarily based on the tribes of western India, such as the Bhil and the Gond, the museum library has information about many other tribal communities around the country. The museum hosts a wide variety of resources for anybody pursuing studies relating to anthropology and ethnography of these communities.
This museum is owned and managed by the state government, and is a must-visit for anyone interested in anthropology, culture studies, sociology and ethnography.