Top 10 Museums of Jaipur
Jaipur, the Pink City is a city of passionate architecture and royal grandeur. While the ruins of palatial palaces and mighty forts take you back in time, witness the relics of the golden age at the museums of the city.
1. The City Palace Museum
While the elegance of City Palace fascinates the tourists at Jaipur, the Palace- Museum is a treasure house of royal dresses, ornaments, ancient paintings and weapons of Kachwaha rulers. There the three parts of the Museum, Textile Museum, Arms Museum and Art Museum.
- Two large silver jars, double barrel pistols and long barrel guns.
- Dress worn by Sawai Raja Madho Singh II, 190 metres in length.
- Polo uniform of Sawai Raja Maan Singh II.
- Relics of Islamic, Rajput and European lifestyle under one roof.
- 3D view of Sawai Ram Singh painting, the picture looks into the eyes of the guests from whichever angle it is seen.
- Handwritten scriptures out of which Bhagwat Gita is most important, written specially to protect against the onslaught of holy scriptures by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
- 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week, except National Holidays.
- Light and sound show takes place at 7.30 PM.
2. Albert Hall Museum
The Albert Hall museum was constructed to showcase the industrial art of Jaipur. The museum in itself is a specimen of fine architecture, exhibiting Indo-Saracenic style. The corridors of the museum are adorned with mural paintings and intricately designed woodwork.
- Rajasthan peasant jewellery which includes rings, bracelets, waistbands and earrings made with brass, silver and gilat.
- Glazed pottery, amulets and figurines in bright copper blue and green colours.
- Fine makrana marble deities made in the 19th century.
- Lady with a mirror, lady with a bird, man with a lotus and gun powder horns made with ivory.
- The earliest and the best carpet, the Persian Garden Carpet.
- Punch marked and Indo-Greek coins of the 6th Century BC and 2nd Cent BC.
On all weekdays, from 9 AM to 5 PMand 7 PM to 10 PM, except the National Holidays.
3. Dolls Museum
Jaipur is famous for its puppet shows and this museum is a treasure house of all such puppets. It takes you to the dreamland of dolls. The Museum was built in 1974 to display the rich culture across the world.
- The dresses of the dolls exhibit the culture of all the states of Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Assam and Kashmir.
- The doll-dresses also showcase different Indian dance postures like Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi and Kathakali.
- There are dolls which are seen in dresses of Uganda, China, New Zealand, Britain, Mexico, USA, Malaysia, Sweden, Germany, Afghanistan and Spain.
Daily from 10 AM to 5 PM.
4. Jaipur Wax Museum
- Real life statues of Maharajas and Maharanis of Rajasthan.
- 10 feet long bullet Gati Gamini, placed at the entrance of the Museum.
- Statues of celebrities like Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan.
Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 6.30 PM.
5. Jawahar Kala Kendra
This arts centre is a complete blend of past and present.The lavish auditorium is exemplary with its architectural designs carved on sandstone.
- Exhibition of rare digital and video films.
- 30,000 sq. ft. spacious auditorium with amphitheater and a large library.
- Shilpgram, the village of crafts which gives the real feel of rural Rajasthani bazaars, fairs and festivals.
Every day of the week, from 10 AM to 5 PM.
6. Anokhi Museum
Complementing its name, Anokhi Museum truly brings home the exquisite block printed textiles, tools and images of hand printing which have been used through thousands of years at the state to make boutique apparels. Explore the Anokhi Museum through the Palace on Wheels India. On Day 2, the luxury train will reach Jaipur and you can explore the local sightseeing.
- Block carving and printing demonstrations.
- Clothes and home furnishings used at the state used from thousands of years.
- Dabu mud-resist printing, dresses with gold and silver embellishments.
- Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30 AM to 5.00 PM.
- Sunday from 11.00 AM to 4.30 PM.
- Remains closed on Monday and national holidays.
- Remains closed every summer, from 15th May to 15th July.
- Kashmiri shawls and ancient scriptures.
- Miniature paintings exhibiting Mughal, Persian and Rajasthani art.
- Royal embroidered rugs and carpets.
- Life size elephants statues made from a single marble stone.
- Open from Saturday to Sunday, from 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM
- Light show from 7.30 PM
8. Jewels Lake Palace
- Large array of jewellery worn by Rajput queens.
- Gemstones, semi-precious stones, silver and gold jewellery.
Saturday to Sunday, from 9 AM to 7 PM.
9. Gyan Museum
This astounding piece of architecture come with a circular layout. It is adorned with tall minimalist pillars and stone steps chiseled by the artisans. The front lawn of the museum is shadowed with fragrant Champa flowers.
- Monolithic stone statue of Lord Ganesha.
- Exclusive collection of jewellery of the family of founder Gyan Chand Dhaddha.
- Murano glass chandelier and bronze daybed are unique relics from the past.
On all days of the week, from 10am to 6pm.
10. Hawa Mahal Museum
A part of Hawa Mahal, this museum showcases the unique sculptural relics of the state.
- Sculptures from Ganeshwar, Virat Nagar, Sambhar, Raid and Nagar.
- Terracotta, antiquities, arrow heads, helmets, swords and fish hooks.
10 AM to 5 PM, except on Friday and National Holidays.
The historical objects, arts and crafts treasured at the museums of Jaipur take you to the ancient land of Rajput monarchy. Explore the museums to witness the grandeur of the Maharajas and Maharanis.
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