Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

Address
Chamundi hill main road, K.C. Layout
City
State
Karnataka
Pin Code
570010
Email
gowrimn.ft@gmail.com
Phone Number
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
No
When was the museum established?
2014
Main category
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

Spread over an area of 13,500 sq ft, the Sand Sculpture Museum in Mysore attracts tourists from all over the world because of its uniqueness of being the only museum in India that is dedicated to sand sculptures. A 15-feet-high sand statue of Lord Ganesh welcomes visitors to this open air space. The nearly 150 sculptures in this museum have been carved out of 115 lorry loads of sand, with the museum being designed to be eco-friendly.

Located on the road to Chamundi hill the museum is the brainchild of sculptor M.N. Gowri, said to be the only woman sand sculptor in India, and houses many of her works.

The space hosts sand sculptures carved to depict nearly 16 different themes including Goddess Chamundeshwari, the Dasara procession, ancient civilisations, wildlife, the Gitopadesha, and Disneyland.

Photography
Yes
Videography
Yes
Cafeteria
Yes
Museum shop
Yes
Wheelchair friendly
Yes
Restroom
No
Drinking water
No
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Private Organization
Person-in-charge of the museum
Owner
First Name
Nagalambika
Reference Link
https://www.facebook.com/Mysore-Sand-Sculpture-Museum-543243459075948/
What is the average duration to see the museum?
less than 1 hour
Map your museum’s correct location on the map given below.
Is the museum currently closed?
No
Main Image for the museum
Photograph of a sculpture of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar in the Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
Gallery Images
Image
Description of the artifact

Entrance to the sand museum

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Description of the artifact

The interior space of the sand museum with the sculptures

Image
Description of the artifact

Sand sculpture of the goddess Chamundeshwari

Medium
sand
Name of the Artifact
Devi Chamundeshwari
Name of the artist
M.N. Gowri
Year
2014
Image
Description of the artifact

Sculptures depicting characters from the Disney world

Medium
sand
Name of the Artifact
Disneyland
Name of the artist
M.N. Gowri
Year
2014
Image
Description of the artifact

Sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha

Medium
sand
Name of the Artifact
Eco-friendly Ganesh
Name of the artist
M.N. Gowri
Size
15 feet
Year
2014
Image
Description of the artifact

Sculpture depicting Islamic culture

Medium
sand
Name of the Artifact
Islamic Culture
Name of the artist
M.N. Gowri
Year
2014
Image
Description of the artifact

Sculpture of a scene from the Mahabharata war depicting the Hindu god Krishna and Arjuna on their chariot

Medium
sand
Name of the Artifact
Mahabharata war: Krishna and Arjuna on the chariot
Name of the artist
M.N. Gowri
Year
2014
Image
Description of the artifact

Various sculptures both mythical and real come together to form this scene on marine life

Medium
sand
Name of the Artifact
Marine Life
Name of the artist
M.N. Gowri
Year
2014
Image
Description of the artifact

Sculpture of the Mysore Dasara procession with the elephant carrying the golden howdah

Medium
sand
Name of the Artifact
Mysore Dasara Ambari
Name of the artist
M.N. Gowri
Year
2014
Image
Description of the artifact

Sculpture of a vintage car

Medium
sand
Name of the Artifact
Vintage car
Name of the artist
M.N. Gowri
Year
2014
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
Adults: ₹40
Children: ₹20
Getting there
By Bus: From city bus stand 201, 201V
Opening Days
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Public holidays
Opening Time
08:30 a.m.
Closing Time
06:30 p.m.
Other Information
Closed during heavy rains