10 Famous Museums of Jaipur

The pink city has several sight-seeing places like forts and palaces that are world famous. The historical significance of many of these tourist spots in and around the city of Jaipur have put this city on the world map. Among these the museums of Jaipur are one of the key tourist attractions. These museums have a number of exhibits that have been handed down through generations and are of immense historical value even today. 

The many pieces of art and sculpture and artefacts are all heritage pieces on display and are of immeasurable value and significance.The antiques in the museums of Jaipur tell a story of intrinsic workmanship and royal lifestyles that were led in the resplendent homes of kings and queens of this princely state. 

There are an astonishing number of royal objet d'art, ceremonial dresses worn by royalty, pottery and metalwork and wood carvings and other artefacts at the museums here that give us a peek into the royal lifestyles and the rich art and architecture of the place. Many people who visit the museums here go back several eras in time and are left feeling nostalgic and enriched by the experience.

For art and history lovers, the museums are a must-visit and its paintings and sculptures are a  joy to behold. The vast miniature paintings that you see here by renowned artists can make your trip  truly worthwhile.

Some of the famous museums of Jaipur:

01

The City Palace Museum

The City Palace Museum

The City Palace Museum  is another museum that you can visit during your stay in Jaipur. This is in the heart of Jaipur is truly magnificent and was built by Raja Jai Singh 11. A magnificent brass gateway awaits you here which is the entrance of the palace building. This museum is especially important as it occupies almost one-seventh of the city’s total area.

At the entrance is the famous Mubarak Mahal which is home to the textile division of the Raja Sawai Man Singh 11 Museum. The city palace is among the best tourist spot that you can't miss to visit    

The Chandra Mahal is now called the 'Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum' . You can also see the royal clothes worn by Emperors of yore, as well as many handicrafts and artefacts that belonged to the royal family that lived here.these you will also see the Sri Govind Dev Temple, the Diwan-e-Khas, the Chandra Mahal that showcases the Rajput school of Art and on the 4th floor you will see the Shiva Nivas with its beautifully decorated mirror work that is embellished with gold and mica leaves.  

02

Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum
While Jaipur boasts of a large number of museums, One among the the oldest and most visited museums of Jaipur is Albert Hall. Hordes of visitors visit every year.

This museum was built in the year 1868 and has a wide array of intriguing exhibits. The well-known Albert Hall was built in the year 1868 by Sawaj Ram Singh 11 and is built along the lines of the famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

At the Albert Hall Museum you can see a wide array of portraits and paintings, brassware, woodwork and pottery, sculptures and carpets on display. You will also see some of the finery that was worn in the form of ceremonial dresses of the royal families, displayed here.

These take you back to the rich art and culture of the region of those times. There is also a green house, an aviary and a zoo on the premises to make it an entertaining visit while you are here.

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03

Dolls Museum

Dolls Museum

You can also plan a visit  to the Dolls Museum in Jaipur that boasts of a scintillating array of dolls in all shapes, sizes and a variety of costumes as well. This lovely place was built in the year 1974 and reflects the cultures of different states of  India with dolls dressed in the State’s traditional costumes.

The doll museum is just 4 km away from the city centre and is a treat for the eyes. You will see dolls dressed in the costumes of the brides of Gujarat, Mysore, Kerala, Bengal and Punjab. 

These dolls are resplendent in their bridal finery and a treat to behold. There are also dolls from the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Assam

If that is not enough to take your breath away, you can see dolls dressed in the national costumes of countries Uganda, China, New Zealand, Britain, Mexico, Spain and USA to name a few. Some of the dolls also sport Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi and Kathakali attires and they are truly enthralling to the thousands of visitors who flock here.

04

Jaipur Wax Museum

Jaipur Wax Museum
The Jaipur Wax Museum is a one-of-a-kind wax museum located inside Nahargarh Fort. It houses several interesting wax statues including figures like Amitabh Bachchan, Mahatma Gandhi, Deepika Padukone, Dalai Lama, Rabindranath Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Bhagat Singh, MS Dhoni, Kalpana Chawla, Sachin Tendulkar, Jackie Chan, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein. But the unique thing about this museum is that it also houses wax figures of the Rajasthani kings, queens, and warriors from the past. Spending an hour forming an acquaintance with these figures is a good way to pass time in Jaipur. 

Opening Hours: 10 am to 6:30 pm
Ticket Cost:Rs. 350 per person
Address: Nahargarh Fort, Brahampuri,, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
05

Jawahar Kala Kendra

Jawahar Kala Kendra

The Jawahar kala Kendra is one of the most important museums of Jaipur since it is dedicated to preserving the rich cultural inheritance of Rajasthan. Rajasthani arts and crafts are preserved in this museum, and the visitors are given informative tours of the place which allow them to understand the richness of these art forms. This museum is a colourful place to visit in Jaipur, and it gives you interesting insights into the cultural world of the region. The museum also hosts its own theatre festival every year.

Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Ticket Cost: Free entry

Address: 2, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, JhalanaDoongri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004

06

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Anokhi Museum is a truly gorgeous Jaipur museum to visit. This museum is dedicated to the art of woodblock printing, and offers some unique sights to the visitor. Block printing is a rare and endangered art form, but the clothes and other artefacts that utilise it are beautiful to look upon. The Anokhi Museum is doing its best to preserve the art form and to educate the public about its exclusivity. The museum displays a varied selection of block printed textiles alongside images, tools and related objects which are chosen to provide an in-depth look into the complexity of this ancient tradition.

Opening Hours: 10 am to 5:30 pm

Ticket Cost:Free entry

Address:Anokhi Haveli, Near Badrinath Temple, Kheri Gate, Amber, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302028

07

Diwan-e-aam Hall of Public Audience

Diwan-e-aam Hall of Public Audience

The Diwan-e-Aam is not so much a museum as a Hall of Commoners where the ancient rulers would listen to the cares and concerns of their subjects. This is the place where grievances were solved and justice meted out. Today, the magnificent and intricate structure holds a few relics of its past, and is open to visitors entering the City Palace. The artefacts displayed around the hall speak of the history of the place and postcards can be bought as souvenirs. No photography is allowed inside the Diwan-e-Aam.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Ticket Cost: Free entry

Address:City Palace, Mubarak Mahal Courtyard, Jaipur 302002

08

Jewels Lake Palace

Jewels Lake Palace

Jewels Lake Palace is a wonderful museum to visit in Jaipur. It is a museum-cum-shop which houses a vast range of jewels from various historical periods making a trip to this place a dazzling experience. Not only can you gaze upon countless jewels, you can also have any style of jewellery fashioned in this place. Jewels Lake Palace is a place where the hours fly by without your knowing it.

Opening Hours: 9 am to 7 pm

Ticket Cost:Free entry

Address:57,Near Jal Mahal, Amber Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

09

Gyan Museum

Gyan Museum

Gyan Museum is a gem hidden away in the chaos and bustle of Jaipur. The museum is dedicated to Mr Gyan Chand Dhaddha who was an enthusiastic collector of art. The halls of this museum are adorned with the wonders of contemporary artworks from all over the world. The cool grey and white spaces hold a wide array of artworks, textiles, jewellery, coins, furniture and other antique objects that belong to the collection of the Gyan family. This is one museum of Jaipur that you simply cannot miss.

Opening Hours: 11 am to 6:30 pm

Address: Tonk Road, G-1/21-23, Gems and Jewellery Zone, EPIP, Sitapura Industrial Area, Jaipur 30202

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