One of the main storehouses of the historical objects and ancient artifacts of Bikaner, Prachina Bikaner Cultural Center and Museum was founded in 2000 by the daughter of Late Maharaja Narendra Singhji of Bikaner, Siddhi Kumari. With the starting of a new millennium, her chief aim was to conserve the rich cultural variety of Bikaner and to put on display Bikaner’s monolithic identity.
The museum has a vast collection of family paintings of the former Bikaner rulers, textiles and costumes of the royal family, the effect of the West on the culture from generation to generation, the legacy of arts and crafts, religious accessories, aristocratic locomotive, wall paintings, personal objects of royal men and women, glass objects, crockery of royal dining table and more. You can also spot the furniture of the royalty including beautiful chandeliers and vases.
The Bikaner culture center is the promotion of the local artists where they are provided a platform to showcase their special work of art. This center also works for the development of the renewal of folk art (performing art) of the Marwar region. The center also takes care of the paperwork of the collection of the museum and the heritage of the former princely state. There is a culture shop too where the visitors can buy local craft items. At the library of the culture center, an excellent collection of books on the rich culture and the history of art of Bikaner can be found.