Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur


Albert Hall Museum is a museum in Jaipur city. Albert Hall is the oldest museum of the Rajasthan and functions as the State museum. The building is located in Ram Niwas Garden outside the walled city opposite New gate or Chaura Rasta. The foundation stone of Albert Hall was laid by Albert Edward The Prince of Wales on 6 February 1876 and from there only Abert Hall got its name. The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob and it is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor, Madho Singh II approved it as a Museum by the suggestion of Dr. Thomas Holbein Hendley 

The artefacts that had been collected from several parts of India and from around the World, were merged and shifted to the Albert hall Museum. The Albert Hall was completed and was opened for public in 1887 as a museum. The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc. Albert Hall is a very picturistic place from inside and outside both. I will Highly Recommend this place for all the Tourists who visit India and jaipur.


Timings & Holidays
Timings : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (Daily)
Museum will remain closed on the following days in 2014.
1 Republic Day 26th January Sunday
2. Dhulandi (Holi) 17th March Monday
3. Maintenance  Days 25th March, 29th April, 27th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August, 30th September, 28th October, 25th November and 30th December.

Tickets
Category - I General entry ticket Visitor / Student
Indian visitor Rs - 20 / - each
Indian student Rs - 10 /- each
Overseas visitor Rs - 150 /- each
Overseas student Rs - 75 /- each
The above tickets are available only at the premises.

Category - II Composite entry ticket
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
Visitor / Student
Indian visitor Rs - 100 / - each
Indian student Rs - 40 /- each
Overseas visitor Rs - 400 /- each
Overseas student Rs - 200/- each
Composite entry tickets are available only at the premises of Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar (Observatory),

Free entry for Children below 7 years.
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. 124/- for foreign visitors and Rs. 90/- for domestic visitors.
Albert Hall Museum at Diwali Night.
Albert Hall Museum at Monsoon Time.
Pigeons in front of Albert Hall Museum.
One of the Beautiful gallery at  Albert hall Museum.
Game of Light and Shadow from the Jali Wali Windows of  Albert hall, Jaipur.
Beautifully Carved Pillars in One of the Courtyard of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
A Friend and an Photographer Raman Khandelwal Clicking something on the roof of One of the halls of Albert Hall Museum.
The Egyptian Collection Hall at Albert hall Museum, Jaipur.

The Egyptian Collection in the Jaipur Museum first finds mention in a guide published in 1885. It speaks of a representative collection of Egyptian antiquities especially put together for the Jaipur Museum by Emile Brugsch, Curator of the museum at Cairo. the guide states that 'as all the articles are genuine and have been collected by one of the principal authorities on the subject, the student will find here all that is necessary to obtain a good insight into the subject of Egyptology'.

One of the Egyptian statue at The Egyptian Collection Hall at Albert hall Museum, Jaipur.
Lady Security Guard at Albert Hall she was in traditional Rajasthani Dress Lehnga and Odhini and I liked the Reds. . .
Statue of  Mahisasur Mardini, Stone sculpture of goddess slaying buffalo demon Mahisasur: Abhameri, Dausa 8th century
One of The Statue at Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
One of The Statue at Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
Statue of  Vaman Vishnu  at Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
10th century A.D., Sambhar, Jaipur. Black stone sculputre of Vaman Vishnu with rosary and conch-shell flanked by Ayudhpurush (bearers of Vishnu's attributes the conch and discus) and attendants. his dwarf Avtar was undertaken to subdue king Bali who had gained domination over the three Worlds depriving the gods of their power and dignity. The dwarf begged the generous king for as much land only as he could cover in three steps, which the unsuspecting king granted. then the dwarf Avatar assumed cosmic roportions and in two strides covered the heavens and earth, there being no more space for the third step except the proffered head of the humbled Bali. Thus the worlds were released from Bali's domination but respecting his virtue as a man of his word and a righteous king he was allowed dominion over Patala the nether worlds. As the legend goes his request that he be permitted to return each year at the festival of Onam to visit his people was also granted. His return in spirit is celebrated by the people of Kerala at the festival of Onam.
Brass statue of Garuda in Veerasan Mudra Albert Hall Museum, jaipur.
Stone art at Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
Black Stone art at Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
View of Albert Hall from First Floor.
Clay Artifacts at Albert hall Museum, Jaipur. 
Painting of Budha at Albert Hall Museum, jaipur.
Wooden Art at Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
Wooden Artefact at Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
Men Looking at the Paintings at Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.

47 comments:

  1. what a beautiful museum that is and looks even pretty at night
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  5. Ive never been to Albert Hall, but your photos makes me want to! Maybe one day!

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  6. Nostalgic for me. I visited it more than ten years ago.

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    1. I think It's time for you to visit it once again, You are most Welcome to Jaipur... :)

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    1. Thank You Barbara, You are most welcome to Jaipur.... :)

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  8. Stunning place and so much to see. Have a nice day.

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  17. ur pics are superb Manas! this museum looks really awesome!

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  19. Wow!!!
    Great exhibits and that's such a grand structure.
    Looks like I missed this place when I was visiting. :(

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  22. Thank you for presenting a new place from Jaipur, the museum is an imposing but inviting building.
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  23. Wow, the art and pictures are gorgeous! :)
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  25. Albert Hall is one of the most beautiful heritage architectures in the city. I have been there many times but never observed the sculptures or the architecture so closely. You have a wonderful eye. Keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing.

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