Shri Bhavani Museum in Aundh, which is 48 km from Satara in Maharashtra. The museum has 500 miniature paintings of all major schools - Jaipur, Kangra, Mughal, Punjab, Bijapur, Pahadi and Maratha of the period between 15th and 19th century. Shri Bhavani Museum is probably the only museum in India, which has such a large collection.
Built by the Raja of Aundh, late Bhawanrao Pantpratinidhi in 1938, it
is now looked after by the State Government and is the only museum out
of the 13 state museums in Maharashtra. The Museum exhibits mainly the
work of Bhawanrao done in his lifetime. Shri Bhavani Museum also has the
famous stone created structure of 'Mother and Child' by Henry Moore. It
was last exhibited in Delhi 10 years ago.
Shri Bhavani Museum has a large section dedicated to stone created
structures including the famous 'Mother and Child' by Henry Moore. The
museum has four sections entirely devoted to Western paintings that
includes Madonna of the Book by Andrea Del Sarto; a Rembrandt
self-portrait, In The Prison Of Aurangzeb by A.H. Muller, Beggar Boy by
Bartona Morilla, Franciso by L. Goya, Boy Volunteer by G.G. Hierice,
Game of Draughts by F. Morelli, Pairs by Cornil and many more.
Nearest railway station is at Satara Road.
Timings: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Closed On: Mondays
Shri Bhavani Museum has a collection of 500 miniature paintings of Jaipur, Kangra, Mughal, Punjab, Bijapur, Pahari and Maratha schools of painting.