No doubt that Jaipur is one of the most beloved cities in our country. Not just us Indian, people from all over the world come visiting this place and we are hell proud of that. The city is rich in heritage, culture, history and everything that can intrigue anyone. When making a list of must-visit places in here there are a few obvious places that are in every tourist’s list. But Albert Hall Museum is a place that often skipped and today we will tell you exactly why missing it would be one of the biggest bloop you would be doing.
Albert Hall Museum is a 133 years old architecture that sits quietly on Ran Niwas Marg.
It was built when Prince of Wales, Albert Edward visited Jaipur back in 1876 and was supposed to act as a Government Building as Madho Singh I had planned. But Albert Hall was built and declared to be used as the State Museum.
The architecture of this building is Indo- Saracenic form of architecture which is now inspiring many varied classical Indian styles of design.
Inside, one does not just see the influence of Indian or Rajputana style as the corridors are decorated with murals that portray Chinese, European, Egyptian, Greek and Babylonian civilizations as well. Which makes this place definitely a hit among all the history geeks.
One of the greatest authors since time immemorial, Rudyard Kipling after seeing the magnetizing beauty of Albert Hall Museum said, “It is now a rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta downwards”.
The museum has a rich collection of artefacts including paintings, jewellery, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and works in crystal.
The collection includes coins from the Gupta, Kushan, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal and British periods. But An Egyptian mummy is for sure the main attraction of this museum.
Visit this place once and we are sure you would be all praises. So don’t wait up and plan your visit now.
Address: Museum Road, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur
Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM and 7 PM to 10 PM (Tuesday closed)
Call: 0141 257 0099