Albert Hall Museum Jaipur General Entry Ticket
- 40 per person for Indians
- 20 per person for Indian Students
- 300 per person for Foreign Tourists
- 150 per person for Foreign Students
The above tickets are available only at the premises.
Albert Hall Museum Jaipur Composite Entry Ticket
- 300 per person for Indians
- 40 per person for Indian Students
- 1000 per person for Foreign Tourists
- 200 per person for Foreign Students
This ticket is valid for two days for visiting all or any of the following sites:-Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Nahargarh Fort, vidyadhar garden, Sisodia Rani garden & Isarlat (Sargasooli)
Composite entry tickets are available only at the premises of Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar (Observatory)
Albert Hall Museum Jaipur Night Visit Entry Ticket
- 100 per person for Indians
- 100 per person for Indian Students
- 100 per person for Foreign Tourists
- 100 per person for Foreign Students
Night Visit is from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Free entry for Children below 7 years
Entry for Student groups shall be free every day between 10.00 to 12.00 am on the recommendation of their respective Institute
Entry of all visitors is free on the following days:
Rajasthan Day - 30 March
World Heritage Day - 18 April
World Museum Day - 18 May
World Tourism Day - 27 September
The Audio Guide is priced at Rs. 171/- for foreign visitors and Rs. 114/- for domestic visitors.
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Albert Hall Museum Jaipur Address: Ram Niwas Garden, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302001, India
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Albert Hall Museum Jaipur Timings
|Monday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
|Tuesday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
|Wedesday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
|Thursday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
|Friday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
|Saturday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
|Sunday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Burst of Cultural Escapade
Get an aphrodisiac feel of culture and heritage, all encompassed carefully at the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur. Known for its sombre collection of artefacts and a history as rich as the state itself, the Albert Hall Museum holds to be a treat to yearning eyes. With absolutely stunning architecture and intricate design, this museum is the pride of Jaipur in every measure.
What makes it so special? Why does it leave a mark imbibed forever? A quick glance to answer all your W’s …
History of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur
“Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space.” – Orhan Pamuk
An architectural delight that has captured the attention of many a ruler and wanderlust, the construction of Albert Hall Museum started in the year 1876. With the foundation stone being laid during the visit of Albert Edward (King Edward VII), the Prince of Wales, there was a lot of uncertainty that revolved around the actual purpose of this structure.
#Trivia- It also known as Government Central Museum and is located in Ram Niwas garden.
After a lot of brainstorming, it was the suggestion of Dr. Thomas Holbein Hendley, the then resident surgeon, to utilise this space to display the craftsmanship of local artisans. A thought that created interest in Sawai Madho Singh II in 1880, led to the, now gorgeous, construction of a museum of Industrial Arts for the locals.
Although a small museum was opened in the year 1881, within the premises, it was not until 1887 that the construction of Albert Hall Museum was completed. It was designed by architect Samuel Swinton Jacob with assistance by Mir Tujumool Hoosain. The museum was a stepping stone to acquaint the youth and visitors with the local artistry and help the craftsmen to improve their craft by leveraging a platform, such as this, to their advantage.
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Architecture of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur
“To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.”- Daniel Libeskind
The pride of Jaipur, Albert Hall Museum is a true representation of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture and design. This revival style architecture was used by the British in India during the 19th century and was mostly used for government and public buildings.
With stylish and beautiful decorative elements, the museum is a classic example of architectural finesse of that time. Enjoy the intricate designs on museum exteriors with typical ‘Chhatri’ style towers with absolutely fine craftsmanship.
#Trivia- The museum is one of the many buildings that defined the Indian architectural hemisphere because of its Mughal-Gothic style architecture. Few other notable examples are Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (erstwhile Victoria Terminus) in Mumbai, Chennai High Court, amongst others.
Every part of the museum emulates a tale of the yesteryear giving us a glimpse of a time when machines were not used to carve the most gorgeous designs. Complete with brown and beige tinge stone exteriors, sprawling garden and lined with murals and Persian paintings within, this museum is a treat for sore eyes.
#Trivia- The murals depict the ancient civilizations of the Babylonian era, Chinese, Greek, amongst others.
Things to do in Albert Hall Museum
The museum rightfully boasts of 16 galleries within the premises that showcase antiques and heritage artefacts that have, either been gifted or belong to the royal family of Jaipur. It gives travellers a glimpse of the designs that were created by hand by local craftsmen, even replicas of different sculptures.
Egyptian Mummy- The most famous attraction of the museum is the sarcophagus of an Egyptian Mummy. Enclosed in a glass case and preserved for many centuries, it attracts thousands of visitors annually to just take a glimpse of what a mummy looks like.
#Trivia- An x-ray of the Mummy was performed in 2011 with the bones still seen intact.
You can also read the process of mummification at this museum.
Pottery- The famous blue pottery of Jaipur can be seen regally displayed in cases in the museum. With absolutely stunning pieces of cutlery and vases, the pottery items are a must visit. Each piece is unique and designed distinctly different from the other.
Take a look at the beautiful glazed pottery, terracotta bowls and pots that boast of marked shape and colour. From Rajasthani style designs to Arabic influences, there is a different world stored right here.
Figurines and sculptures- You can also admire the different types of figures and sculptures that line the museum rooms. Each made of clay, metal, silver, brass, copper, bronze, marble, etc. with delicate designs and shapes.
Murals- Take away a bit of history when you leave Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur. The murals that line the hallway and artefact room are completely different from modern art. Each piece is designed differently from the other, depicting various faces of human life and its evolution.
Some other interesting artefacts to check at Albert Museum, Jaipur, include a horse puzzle made up of different human faces, large hookah (fit for the king), assortment of guns, daggers, spears and knives, collection of old coins, Quran, different semi-precious stone jewellery, musical instruments, stain glass paintings, wax statues of soldiers, kings, miniature paintings, etc.
Carpets and Textiles- You can take a walk around this section to feast your eyes on the beautiful garments worn by the royals. There was extensive use of lace work, Gota work, Bandish work, Sanganeri print, Kotadorai and other ancient styles of embroidery.
You can also acquaint yourself with the different carpet styles and designs from different reigns.
Kids can enjoy a live puppet show that is put up every day for the tourists. It gives a little glimpse into the lives of local people and their craft of making puppets.
The most interesting aspect of the museum comes during nightfall. The museum is lit up with gorgeous, colourful lights every night which brings out the true beauty of this master edifice.
With hues of purple, pink, orange and blue, you can completely soak in the splendidness of Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur.
Best time to visit Albert Hall museum, Jaipur
Since it is located in the desert, it is most advisable to visit Jaipur only from October to March. The cooler winter months make it possible to move around and explore the museum without getting too worn out.
Entry Time- Morning 9 am to Evening 5 pm. (Last Tuesday of each month from October to March is for maintenance and upkeep. Last Monday of each month from April to September is for maintenance and upkeep). Plan your trip accordingly.
Indian visitor- Rs. 40 per head
Foreign visitor- Rs. 300 per head
Indian student- Rs. 20 per head
Foreign student- Rs. 150 per head
Cost of audio guide for Indians- Rs. 110 approx.
Cost of audio guide for Foreigners- Rs. 170 approx.
Night visit- 7 pm to 10 pm with Rs. 100 as entry.
You can enjoy free entry at the museum on World Heritage Day, Rajasthan Day, World Tourism Day and World Museum Day.
How to Reach Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur
Jaipur is accessible by rail, road and air. With multiple options of travel for Indian and Foreign visitors, it is easier to visit the museum today. It is quite close to Merta Road Junction Railway and you can easily find an auto rickshaw or cab to travel to the museum any time.
#Trivia- One the eve of his departure for Britain, Hendley wrote in a letter to the King of Jaipur informing him about a quarter million people footfall, on an average, every day.
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What are the places to eat near Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur?
Jaipur is famous for its delectable spread of cuisine and you can get a taste of it near Albert Hall as well.
Masala Chowk- An excellent eatery suggested by travellers, this is heaven for all street-food lovers. It is approximately 200 metres from the museum.
Suraj Dhaba- Enjoy the look and feel of authentic Indian dhaba with this typical dhaba-style food and layout. It is approximately 100 metres from this place.
Indian Coffee House- Check out the different brews of coffee at this quaint café. It is just about 200 metres from the museum.
Café Coffee Day (CCD)- The famous CCD is located around 300 meters from Albert Hall Museum is a great place to simply hang out with your friends and sip of some cool and hot beverages.
Shreenath Lassiwale- Enjoy a thick concoction of curd and sugar served in typical ‘Kulhad’ of India. One glass is enough to fill your stomach. It is located around 1 km from the museum.
Whether it is for a short visit to the city or a long vacation, enjoy the magnificence of Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur every time you want to take a break!
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