Jaipur – the Pink City of India is mainly known for its beautiful forts, palaces and museums. A sense of royalty and historic culture is depicted in the forts, palaces and museums of Jaipur. It highlights the stories of the kings and their kingdoms. People from all over the world visit these forts and museums to know more about the royal culture, traditions and history of these kings.
Sightseeing in Jaipur is incomplete without knowing the history of the place. There are many famous museums in Jaipur like The Dolls Museum, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Hawa Mahal Museum, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum and the Albert Hall Museum which is also called as the Government Central Museum.
Talking about museums, The Albert Hall Museum is the most oldest museum of Jaipur. It was constructed in 1876 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II and designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob in order to greet King Edward VII, The Prince of Wales during his visit of India. Later, in the year 1886, it was opened for general public to visit.
The Albert Hall museum depicts the rich architectural culture of India. All those who wish to know more about our history, visiting this museum will definitely give you once in a life time experience. Located in the Ram Niwas Garden, this museum reflects the Victoria and the Albert Museum of London. Around nineteen thousand historic objects have been kept in the Albert Museum which includes metal art, arms and armour, sculptures, international art, pottery, miniature paintings, marble art, clay art, jewellery, musical instruments, furniture and wooden art, coin and garments and many other miscellaneous objects.
The Albert museum is most famous and visited museum in Jaipur. One can visit the museum on any day except Holi from 9.30 a.m to 4.30 p.m. Most of the travel companies in Jaipur take you for a tour in this museum, however if you love exploring things on your own, then you can also visit this museum by yourself.