Sardar Government Museum Jodhpur
Situated in the green lawn of Umaid Bagh, Sardar Government Museum is a very popular tourist destination of Jodhpur. Only a century old, the museum was built during the rule of Maharaja Umaid Singh Ji, under the able guidance of Edwardian architect, Henry von Lancaster was named after Maharaja Sardar Singh. After its creation in the year 1909, the museum was opened to the general public in the year 1936.
The Sardar Government Museum is famous for its fascinating exhibition of historical objects of the past era. The interior of the museum is divided into many galleries which show a large collection of miniature paintings, local art, inscriptions, metal objects, and stone statues.
A wide spectacle of local crafts and paintings of local pilgrims can be organized while strolling with galleries. The military section of the exhibition includes a good collection of wood and brass models of early aircraft, warships, and weapons.
The interest of children in the museum has also been taken care of, as this museum is also known for its extensive collection of stuffed animals, which includes various types of desert birds, which are packed in glass houses. Apart from this, the museum has a public library and zoo for its tourists.
Address: Behind the Rajasthan High Court, Mali Street, Paota, Jodhpur, Rajasthan-342006, India
Time: 10:00 am to evening at 05:00
Upcoming day: all day except Friday and public holidays
Entry fee: Rs 5 for Indians and 50 rupees for foreigners
To see nearby attractions:
- Raj Ranchodji Temple
- Cobbler market
- Saujati gate market
- Umaid Garden