Nestled in the beautiful gardens of Ram Nivas Bagh the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur is the oldest museum in the state. This stunning structure in Indo-Saracenic architectural style is unique in many ways. It is attractive among many different structures and gives a visual appeal. There are domes over the arches on top of the Albert Hall. There is an exquisite collection of ivory goods, crystal work, natural stone, and metal carved sculptures. Due to such extensive collection it is not so much in order on old stacks, etc. Visitors can take a clean tour of the museum with the assistance of the audio guide.
History & Overview
This building dates back to 1876 when the Maharajah of Jaipur built this for the sole purpose of housing Prince Albert of England on his tours to the country. So whenever he visited the country this King’s royal gesture ensured the Prince’s visit and stay in Jaipur. Now the Government Central Museum has several artifacts including weaponry, royal carpets, clay figurines, old paintings, carvings on wood, and the list goes on…
Upon completion of construction, 10 years later, it was decided during the reign of Maharajah Sawai Madho Singh II that the hall must be a museum. Prior to the Prince of Wales’ tour to India King Ram Singh painted all the houses and buildings pink. So Jaipur got the name – Pink City.
Architecture & Artifacts
This is a paradise for history lovers, students and those interested in ancient times. These ancient relics on display in the gallery give insight into the rich lifestyle of the Kings & Rulers of the bygone era. One specific highlight of this royal Albert Hall Museum is the use of various royal textiles for this carpet. This is like a knowledge center for many historians and presently, the gallery is home to an Egyptian Mummy of the Ptolemaic Era.
Back in the Queen Victorian Era the leading architectural style was the combination of Indian, Neo – Gothic & Islamic architecture. Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, a British architect designed this building in such Indo – Saracenic architectural design. The collection also contains personal things of the Jaipur tribes and Royalty. Enjoy your Jaipur tour in a luxurious way with Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train.
Visitor Information, Visitor Timings & Entry Fee
- Visiting time takes at least 1.5 hrs. To see the full gallery.
- Entry for kids less than 7 years of age is free.
- Entry on World Tourism Day & Rajasthan Day is free.
- Entry for students with institute recommendation is free from 10.00 am to 12.00 Noon
9:00 am – 05:00 pm
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Closed On: Mondays
- Indian National – Rs. 150/-
- Foreign National – Rs. 300/-
- Indian Student – Rs. 50/-
- Foreign Student – Rs. 150/-
- Combination Ticket – Rs. 350/- Valid for 48 hours to Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, Jantar Mantar & Nahargarh Fort.
How to Reach
- By Walk- 1.5 Km South of City Walls
- By Taxi Rs. 40/- (approximate)
- By Auto-Rickshaw Rs. 20/- (approximate)