Albert Hall Museum Jaipur
- Famous forHistory Buffs, Photo Fanatics, Experience Seekers, Wanderers
- Fee150 Per Person for Foreign Tourists and Rs. 20 for Indian Tourists
- Visiting TimeAll days of the week 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Visit Duration1 Hour
The cultural beauty of Jaipur is well expressed in architecture and art forms. One of the best ways to enjoy culture is the museum. The best of all museums is the Albert Hall Museum. This museum provides a special collection of artifacts, objects, and other art forms.
History of Albert Hall Museum
The Albert Hall Museum building was built in 1876 as a concert hall. Due to the similarity of architecture, the museum got its name from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The foundation of the building started in 1876 when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur. When the building was constructed, the Royals and the government did not have any idea about the use of the building. Initially, it was used as a Town Hall in 1880. Later, King of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II suggested to use it as a museum for industrial art. Later, the hall was used to display the masterpieces of local craftsmen.
In 1881, the museum was on its main beauty and people from all over the country went to this museum to buy or enjoy handicrafts, artwork and other masterpieces. However, the building was under construction until 1887. Later, the museum began performing artworks and antique artworks with the masterpieces of the newcomer.
The architecture of Albert Hall Museum
The building has Indo-Sarasnik architecture and special stone ornamentation. This museum was famous for its beauty since its inauguration. The corridor of the museum has many murals, Persian paintings, and others. Mural paintings on display show ancient civilization and the Green, Babylonian, Chinese and others.
Inside Gallery of Albert Hall Museum
There are 16 galleries inside the museum.
The museum consists of metal works of the 19th century, including vessels, statues, and bars, in which epic battles of Mahabharata, Ramayan and others have been represented. You can find bronze, zinc and bronze statues in this collection.
Arms and Armor
This gallery contains weapons and weapons used by Rajputs, Mughals, Turkey, and Hyderabadis. This collection includes spears, arrows, bow, warrior helmets, swords, tiger knives, and others. You can find a collection of Arabic calligraphy in this gallery. The work of Karanshihi based on gold and silver is also found here.
This section keeps the pottery and related artifacts of the 19th-century pottery. This collection includes the Delhi area, the shining pottery of Bikaner and Bikaner and the unannounced utensils of Hyderabad and the famous blue clay utensils of Jaipur.
This gallery houses a large collection of idols from the 4th century to recent times. You can find blacks tone sculpture of Yakshi made in 4th century AD, stone sculptures of Hindu deities and much more. You can find different styles, reigns and time period idols in this collection.
This gallery has a miniature painting of Mewar. You can get images from Ramayana paintings and local art schools, along with lacquer of Jain wood painting.
This gallery contains all the 19th century and most recent soil-based work. It includes soil sculptures, traditional masks, and others. You can do many mud work, representing sociological subjects, yoga postures, caste system etc.
This gallery contains attractive marble works of Mughal reign, sculptures from ruined temples, excellent works of local artisans etc. You can find idols of Hinduism, Jainism and modern art.
This gallery contains Japanese dolls of the 19th century, Phantom antiquities of the first century BC, Brass Buddha of Nepal, Mummy of Egypt and others.
This gallery contains artifacts made from elephant trunk (ivory). You can find ivory sculptures, mirrors, medicine boxes and more in this gallery.
Imperial ornaments, expensive antiques, and other precious ornaments are found in this section. You can find golden waist belts, ear studs, earrings, rings, foot ornaments, and others.
Woodwork and Furniture
You can find complex wood in Jaipur and Kashmir. You can find ancient wooden works like a drum, almirah, boar box, statues, and others.
This gallery has a huge coin collection from the 11th century and earlier. You can find Punch marked Kundal, Delhi Coins, British India coins, Ancient Indian Coins, Gupta Reign, Mughal Coins, and others.
Indian music art and dance forms are very important. The top musical instruments that come here are Rubab, Karna, Chateau, Ravana Hatha, Bankiya and others.
This gallery contains a collection of unique textile works with local Rajasthan textile works such as Gota Vok, Sanganari Print, Less Work, Antique Embroidery, Bandish Work, Kotadoria and others.
This gallery has a collection of different governance and styles. The top rugs are prayer mat, Mughal pattern, spherical and others.
This gallery has showcases, artworks, antiques, and other things.
Apart from these, you will find special ‘gallery of the month’, which showcases any unique collection.
How to reach the Albert Hall Museum
Once inside Jaipur, you can find How to reach the Albert Hall Museum
Once inside Jaipur, you can find numerous transportations to reach Albert Hall museum. You can also find public transportation. The museum is close to the Merta Road junction railway station. You can reach the station through a local train and you can rent a taxi or rent a museum from the station. You can also see the museum buses from different parts of the city.
Entry Timing and Fee of Albert Hall Museum
The museum is open all week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the evening. The museum is closed only for holi, a local holiday. From October to March, the last Tuesday of each month is the maintenance day and tourists are not allowed to enter the museum. From April to September, the last Monday of every month is the maintenance day.
- Entry for Indian Visitor INR 40 per head
- Entry for Indian Students INR 20 per head
- Foreigner Visitor INR 300 per head
- Foreign Students INR 150 per head
For the overall entrance ticket, which includes tickets for the museum, Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Vidyadhar Garden, Nahargarh Fort, and others.
- Indian Visitor INR 300 per head
- Indian Students INR 40 per head
- Overseas Visitor INR 1000 per head
- Overseas Student INR 200 per head
Access to Rajasthan Day, World Heritage Day, World Museum Day and World Tourism Day is free. Students are free to enter the museum between 10 and 12 a.m.
- Cost of audio guide for Indians – INR 114
- For Foreigners – INR 171
- Night visit entry is allowed between 7 pm and 10 pm. Cost of entry is INR 100 per head
Nearby Tourist Sttractions of Albert Hall Museum
- Hawa Mahal
- Jantar Mantar
- Jal Mahal
- Jaigarh Fort
- Amber Fort
- Nahargarh Fort