The Government Museum, located inside the City Palace of Alwar on its 1st floor was set up in 1940 by the then rulers of Alwar who contributed the entire collection of the museum, which included- 234 sculptures, 11 inscriptions, 9702 coins, 35 metal objects, 2565 paintings and manuscripts, 2270 arms and weapons and 1809 objects of local art, craft and old musical instruments. It reflects the history and grandeur of the royal days of Rajasthan. The multipurpose museum dates back to 1908 when it was not open publicly.
The museum is divided into three parts and all the three are large halls-
- The first part has famous archeological findings. This is worthy of a visit with its large collection of sculptures and ancient inscription. You will also get to see awesome collections of skins of tigers, lions and leopards from the hunting expeditions of the royals.
- The second part is the most important part of the museum. This houses Urdu, Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts. The examples of the rare documents exhibited here are the Gulistan (garden of roses), Waqiat- e- Babri (autobiography of Babur) and Bostan (the garden of spring). There are also stunning paintings of the Rajput and Mughal origins and you will also get information about them to understand the styles of painting during the 18th and 19th centuries.
- The third part is a pretty section that comprises of a rich collection of armory. It includes rifles, daggers, swords, pistols, shields, etc. the famous copy of The Mahabharata, painted by the Alwar School of painters is one of the most popular attractions here.
- Other objects in the museum are bidri work, pottery and brass works and also musical instruments from all over Ceylon, Multan, Jaipur and Bengal.
- Also not to forget the rare range of coins.
- The museum is just extraordinary with the range of more uncommon objects like Akbar’s sword, and artifacts related to Aurangzeb and Mohammad Ghori.
- It also has a Peacock shaped sitar in the display.
A visit to this place will take you more than 100 years back for you to get an insight into the ornate lifestyle of the Maharajas.
Alwar Museum Travel Tips
- The road to the Museum is not in a good condition.
- Entry into the Royal Durbar and seeing its artifacts needs permission from the present Maharaja.
Entrance Ticket Details For Alwar Museum
- INR 10 for foreigners.
- Entry is free on Monday.
How to Reach Alwar Museum
- The nearest airport is the Delhi IGI.
- The nearest railway junction is Alwar.
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