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10 Best Museums In Jaipur That Remind Us That History Never Fades

By Rajoo - June 25, 2020
Jaipur

There are several sight-seeing places like forts and palaces that are world-famous, that the pink city has to offer. The historical significance of many of these tourist spots have put this city on the world map. Among these, the museums in Jaipur are one of the mainstream tourist attractions. The pieces of art, sculpture and artefacts are all heritage pieces on display. The antiques at the museums in Jaipur tell a story of royal lifestyles.

There are an astonishing number of royal ceremonial dresses worn by royalty. Pottery, metalwork, wood carvings and other artefacts at the museums here give us a peek into the royal lifestyles. The rich art and architecture of the place leaves the tourist with the feeling of nostalgia and they are truly enriched by the experience. For art and history lovers, the museums are a must-visit. Here are 10 well-known Museums in Jaipur.

Top 10 Museums in Jaipur

  • The City Palace Museum
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Dolls Museum
  • Jaipur Wax Museum
  • Jawahar Kala Kendra
  • Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
  • Diwan-e-aam Hall of Public Audience
  • Jewels Lake Palace
  • Gyan Museum
  • Hawa Mahal Museum

1. The City Palace Museum

City Palace Museum
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The City Palace Museum is located in the heart of Jaipur and was built by Raja Jai Singh II. At the entrance is the famous Mubarak Mahal. The City Palace is among the best tourist spots. You can see the royal clothes worn by emperors as well as many handicrafts and artefacts. You will also see the Sri Govind Dev Temple, and the Chandra Mahal that showcases the Rajput School of Art.

2. Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum
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Albert Hall Museum is one among the oldest and most visited museums in Jaipur. The well-known Albert Hall was built by Sawai Ram Singh II in the year 1868. At the Albert Hall Museum, you can see a wide array of portraits, paintings, woodwork, pottery, sculptures and carpets on display. You will also see some ceremonial dresses of the royal families. These take you back to the rich art and culture. There is also a greenhouse, an aviary and a zoo on the premises which adds even more reasons to visit this place.

3. Dolls Museum

The Dolls Museum in Jaipur displays an array of dolls in all shapes, sizes and a variety of costumes as well with the dolls dressed in the state’s traditional costumes. This place was built in the year 1974 and reflects the cultures of different states of India. The doll museum in Jaipur is just 4 kilometres away from the city centre and they are truly enthralling to the thousands of visitors who flock here.

4. Jaipur Wax Museum

Jaipur wax museum
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Located inside Nahargarh Fort, the Jaipur Wax Museum is a one-of-a-kind wax museum and one of the must visit museums in Jaipur. It houses several interesting wax statues including figures like Amitabh Bachchan, Mahatma Gandhi, Deepika Padukone, Dalai Lama, Rabindranath Tagore, Bhagat Singh, MS Dhoni, Kalpana Chawla, Sachin Tendulkar, Jackie Chan, Mother Teresa and Albert Einstein. But the unique thing about this museum is that it also houses figures of the Rajasthani kings, queens, and warriors.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
  • Ticket Cost: INR 350 per person

5. Jawahar Kala Kendra

Jawahar Kala Kendra
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The Jawahar Kala Kendra is dedicated to preserving the rich cultural inheritance of Rajasthan and is one of the most important museums in Jaipur. Rajasthani arts and crafts are preserved in this museum. This museum is a colourful place to visit in Jaipur and the museum also hosts its own theatre festival every year.

  • Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Ticket Cost: Free entry

6. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Anokhi Museum
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Anokhi Museum is one of the truly gorgeous museums in Jaipur. This museum is dedicated to the art of woodblock printing. Block printing is a rare art form. The Anokhi Museum is doing its best to educate the public about the art, culture and heritage of the state.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Ticket Cost: Free entry

7. Diwan-e-aam Hall of Public Audience

Diwan-E-Aam
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The Diwan-e-Aam is not a museum but a Hall of Commoners, where the ancient rulers would listen to the concerns of their subjects. This is the place where grievances were solved and justice was meted out. The artefacts displayed speak of the history of the place. Please note that photography is not allowed here at one of the best museums in Jaipur.

  • Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
  • Ticket Cost: Free entry

8. Jewels Lake Palace

Jewels Lake Palace is another of the most wonderful museums in Jaipur. It is a museum-cum-shop which houses a range of jewels from various historical periods. Not only can you gaze but you can also have the own jewellery fashioned in this place.

  • Opening Hours: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Ticket Cost: Free entry

9. Gyan Museum

Gyan Museum is a hidden gem. The museum is dedicated to Mr Gyan Chand Dhaddha who was an enthusiastic collector of art. The halls of this museum are adorned with contemporary artworks. It holds a wide array of artworks, textiles, jewellery, coins, and other antique objects.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 am to 6:30 pm

10. Hawa Mahal Museum

This museum is located behind the Hawa Mahal, the most famous architectural marvel of Jaipur, built-in 1983. Housing prized sculptures from various parts of Rajasthan like Virat Nagar, Sambar, Nagar, Ganeshwar, and Raid, the Hawa Mahal Museum, one of the top museums in Jaipur has five pink sandstone storeys and an intricately carved gateway, along with fishing equipments like hooks and arrowheads. There are also armours, swords, and helmets belonging to the Rajputs. Must-see artefacts in Hawa Mahal Museum are Rajput weapons, armours, and a 2nd-century storage vessel.

  • Opening Hours of Hawa Mahal Museum: 09.00 am to 04.30 pm
  • Hawa Mahal Museum Entrance Fee: INR 50

These museums in Jaipur are reminders that history never fades; rather, it is always being recreated. It is the inspiration that has made the world acknowledge Indian culture. Jaipur has a unique place in that history and a visit to these museums will bring back snippets from the golden era. So, whether you are in the city on a holiday or visiting it as part of a Golden Triangle tour, make sure to stop by these interesting places. Now that reasons are outnumbered for you to kick-start your bookings, check some of the best holiday packages and book your getaway now with Pickyourtrail. Start planning and Happy travelling.

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