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.

Anthropology, Tribal Communities
Opening Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Visiting Hours
10:30 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable Adult- Rs. 10
Child- Rs. 5
Average Duration
1-2 hours
28, Queen's Garden, Near Old Circuit House, Band Garden Road
Getting There
The museum is near RSI club and is accessible by bus, car and rickshaws. The closest main road is bund garden road, which hosts many bus stops. The research institute and museum is 7 minutes from the railway station and 30 minutes from the Pune airport.
Additional Facilities
Library, Preservation Lab, Documetation
Managed By
State Government
Person In-charge
Curator Nahaware