Albert Hall Museum

The Albert Hall Museum is a one of finest museums of 19th century indo-sarcenic style located in the heart of the city. It attracts every visitor of Jaipur.

Overview

Built Year 19th Century
Built By Sawai Ram Singh-II
Renovated By Thomas Holbein Handley
Designed By Sir Samual Swinton Jacob
Nearby Attractions City Palace, Jantar Manter, Birla Mandir

History

Albert Hall, located a few hundred meters away from Pink city, facing the City, welcomes every visitor of the city. Albert Hall is a museum, which is supposed to be the oldest in the Rajasthan state. It was designed by Colonel Swinton Jacob in 1876 to welcome King Edward VII as Prince of Wales on his visit to Jaipur. The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur is one of the finest museums of the 19th Century. It was envisioned by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh-II & bought to life by Thomas Holbein Handley. The Albert Hall building was designed by Sir Samual Swinton Jacob. It is now a house of antiquities.

Attractions

In 1885, it was opened for public. Albert Hall galleries the antique articles on its display including textiles, paintings, craftworks, pottery, arms and weapons, culture of the state and an Egyptian mummy that belongs to the Ptolemaic Epoch. It also shows famous carpet, which depicts the Persian garden carpet with running water streams. The lower part of the musuem was redesigned in 1960 to completely display the culture and the heritage of the state which includes the lifestyle of the different tribes.The central part of the museum displays the Rajasthani culture and music. The greenary of the Albert Hall is the most eye-catching part of the visit. Albert Hall houses the Central Museum, which has numerous pieces of art. So it is fitting that the building itself be a piece of fine art, an architectural marvel. Albert Hall is located as such a place where you can not bypass it while you visit differenct parts of the pink city. Albert Hall Museum also provide shelter to a large number of pigeons. Pigeons can be seen on terrace of the hall all round the year.

Location

The building is situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall opposite New gate of the pink walled city Jaipur. Being in the center of the city, one can reach the Alber Hall Museum easily. The best time of the day to visit hall is evening, where one enjoy the architectural beauty and enjoy horse ride as well.