Albert Hall (Central Museum), Rajasthan

Albert Hall (Central Museum)

Location: Albert Hall is situated in the centre of famous Ram Niwas Garden. Albert Hall is a magnificent building; it flaunts architecture of Indo-Saracen style.

Description: The Museum was designed by Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob and its foundation stone was laid in 1876 by Edward VII. This building is a model of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Colorful village life of Rajasthan is depicted in this building, as it displays rich historic and cultural heritage of the state. Specimens of the museum present brave history of the Rajputs. Museum now presents delicate mixture of metal ware, paintings, inscriptions, small portraits, some natural sampling and an Egyptian mummy etc. A number of carpets add to the beauty and elegance of the Durbar hall.

Models that are on display are from second, eighth and eighteenth century out of which a stone Shiva and a turbaned lady are noticeable. Skeletons of a horse and a human being, a stuffed cobra are also present in the museum and provide a special attraction to its elegance.

Activities: A number of cultural fests are organized in this museum to popularize the cultural and rich traditions of this city and tourists can also become a part of these events. General public is allowed to enter this museum on all days except Fridays and the visit timings are between 9:30 in the morning till 4:30 in the evening.

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