The Calico Museum of Textile is one of the first textile museums of India and renowned for its vast collection of Indian textiles throughout the world.
The museum has a vivid range of collection of textiles that conserve the various designs, colours and patterns from all corners of India, also various textiles and various weaving methods that give the scholars the opportunity to research the rich textile heritage of India. Started By Shri Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai in 1949 at the Calico house, the museum was later shifted to the present museum premises in the Shahibaug area in 1983.
Founded by Smt. Saraladevi Sarabhai and Shri Ambalal Sarabhai in 1959, the Sarabhai Foundation is a non-profit organisation meant for the promotion of science, art and literature. The Gujarati haveli architecture of the foundation building and the preserved art material inside, makes a visit to this place really worthwhile. To enhance the awareness about the Indian art and its cultural heritage, this institute also holds workshops.