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Albert Hall Museum

History

Albert Hall Museum, located in the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan is the oldest museum in the state, doubling up as the State museum of Rajasthan as well. Located in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall and opposite New Gate, the museum is an outstanding example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, before being opened to the public in the year 1887. Albert Hall Museum is also sometimes called the Government Central Museum. Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted the building to be a town hall, but it was his successor, Madho Singh II, who decided to use it as a museum for the art of Jaipur.

Albert Hall Museum has a varied collection of artefacts such as stone, metal sculptures, paintings, carpets, ivory, colourful crystal works, amongst others. Also present here is an ancient Egyptian mummy along with natural history specimens that date back from history. The village life of Rajasthan is depicted through woodwork, brassware, pottery and costumes.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Albert Hall Museum is between the months of October and March.

Trivia

Present in the Durbar Hall of the museum is the magnificent Persian garden carpet that was created in Persia in 1632.

Timing

The timings for visiting the museum are from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm every day.


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