This historical center is located in the Ram Niwas Garden, right outside the city wall and next to the Jaipur zoo.
One of the most seasoned historical centers in Rajasthan, the Albert Hall Museum was built in 1876 to welcome the Prince Of Wales to Jaipur by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. The museum gets its name from the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, because of the similar style of architecture. It is also known as the Government Central Museum. Originally intended to be a town hall, it was later deemed a museum for showcasing the best of Jaipuri art forms and the bravery of its warriors.
A British lieutenant name Swinton Jacob established the museum in the year 1876. The design and style of the museum depict Indo-Saracenic architecture. Albert Hall is situated amidst fantastic gardens with clear cascades. Plenty of artistically designed pillars, courtyards, and arches adorn the museum. The murals on display express ancient civilization and reign like Green, Babylonian, Chinese and others. Also, the exhibits here portrays the extraordinary society of the obsolete tribes of Meenas, Bhils, and Lohars of Rajasthan. Furthermore, one can likewise contemplate over the Phad works of art of Marwar in the other parts of the Albert Hall Museum.
A visit to this treasure trove of ancient Rajput history is recommended to every history lover and avid backpacker. The building itself is the main attraction for visitors. The first floor is exclusive for the display of a collection of royal portraits of royal Maharajas of Jaipur. It encloses a big compilation of miniature paintings of Persia, things made of metal, brass and ivory articles along with beautiful sculptures. There is a special section that showcases mummies from Egypt, and toys brought from different nations. Other attractions you must see are the Victorian casual wears, the royal traditional dresses of various ceremonies, priceless jewelry, natural stones, earthenware, woodworks, and potteries which are kept here as a souvenir. It is enclosed by magnificent fountains and beds of beautiful flowers which are an indeed marvel to watch. The building is made of several pillars and arches and with many courtyards.
Rs. 40 for Indians and Rs. 300 for overseas visitors. There is no entry fee for Rajasthan Day, World Museum Day, World Heritage Day, and World Tourism Day. You can also buy a composite ticket for Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort and last for 48 hours. This will cost you a better value.
- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
How to Reach
The museum is only 2 km from Merta Road Junction Railway Station. One can walk or hire a cab from the station to the museum. Buses are also available from various parts of the city to the museum. The distance between the Jaipur Railway Station and Albert Hall Museum is 5 km which is only 6 minutes drive. It is 10 km from Jaipur Airport, which takes hardly 22 minutes to reach the museum.
Best time to visit
Best book your tickets to see Albert Hall museum, one of the top attractions of Jaipur between October and March.