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Museums in Jaipur

History never fades! Someone said that right! Jaipur has successfully preserved the essence of the Maharajas of Jaipur in its museums. The museums in Jaipur do not only hold weapons and attires of erstwhile kings and queens but showcase the Rajasthani culture at its best. Portraits of royal kings, brass jewelry, weaponry, antiques, woodwork, and more can be seen at the museums in Jaipur.

From museums giving you an insight into Jaipur’s royal life to museums displaying the true Rajasthani culture and traditions, you must visit heritage museums in Jaipur for an authentic experience. The museums in Jaipur are worth visiting for tourists and history buffs who want to go back to the ancient era and have a lifetime experience.

Here is list of Popular Museums in Jaipur

Here is the list of best museums in Jaipur for a peek into Jaipur’s history, culture, and traditions -

Albert Hall Museum

Did you know Albert Hall Museum has a mummy on which an X-ray was performed in 2011 and all the bones were found intact? Besides, Albert Hall Museum is one of the top museums in Jaipur that you cannot afford to miss. Architecture lover? Witness the intricate carvings both inside and outside of the museum along with a sprawling garden. Not just this, but you can also see the beautiful murals and Persian paintings here.

  • Timings: 9 am – 5 pm, 7 pm – 10 pm
  • Entry Fees: Indians – INR 40 per person, Foreigners – INR 300 per person
  • Night fees: INR 100 per person
  • Free entry: World Heritage Day -18th April, Rajasthan Day – 30th March, World Tourism Day – 27th September, and World Museum Day – 18th May.

Dolls Museum Jaipur

A visit to Jaipur Dolls Museum will give you a taste of the culture of Jaipur. Dolls Museum in Jaipur is home to a large number of dolls dressed in both Indian and international clothing. They are decorated in bridal wear from various states like West Bengal, Punjab, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan as well as in foreign attires of Mongolia, Turkey, Italy, Norway, Malaysia, Uganda, and Mexico.

  • Timings: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Entry fees: Indians – INR 10 per person, Foreigners – INR 50 per person

Jaipur Wax Museum

Initially used as the resting place for soldiers, Jaipur Wax Museum is now converted into a wax museum. From famous Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bacchan, Deepika Padukone to freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, and other known personalities like Mother Teresa, Kalpana Chawla, Dalai Lama, and Rabindranath Tagore, there is so much to see at Jaipur Wax Museum. Also, the statues of kings and queens of Rajasthan make this one of the best museums in Jaipur.

  • Timings: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Entry fees: Indians – INR 500 per person, Foreigners – INR 700 per person (the ticket includes entry to the museum as well as the Sheesh Mahal)

City Palace Museum

If you want to see royal attires, the weaponry, and the artifacts of the then Jaipur rulers, visit City Palace Museum in Jaipur. Located in the heart of the Pink City, it is one of the best museums in Jaipur that gives you an insight into Jaipur’s royal life. Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, and Maharani Palace are the main areas where all their belongings are kept.

  • Timings: 9.30 am – 5 pm, closed on weekends
  • Entry fees: INR 130 per person

Jawahar Kala Kendram

Built with the purpose of preserving the arts and crafts of Rajasthan, Jawahar Kala Kendra is one of the best heritage museums in Jaipur. It houses museums, libraries, a cafeteria, an art studio, and display centers. For a memorable experience, attend the 3-day music festival this museum organizes to celebrate the local culture. The architecture on the ceilings and the five galleries built as per ancient Vastu is also worth seeing.

  • Timings: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Entry fees: There is no entry fee.

Jewels Lake Palace Museum

If you love gemstones and crystals, there is no better place than the Jewels Lake Palace Museum. Treat your eyes to the view of dazzling royal jewelry made by the rarest and the most expensive gems. What a beauty! There is also an option for you to purchase the loose semi-precious stone at the museum. This museum indeed shows the status symbol of the Rajputs on how they never compromised on their jewelry.

  • Timings: 9 am – 7 pm, open all days of the week
  • Entry fees: There is no entry fee.

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

If you are a designer or an artist, the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing in Jaipur is one of the best museums in Jaipur you can visit. The museum has also influenced many textile and handicrafts industries. At Anokhi Museum in Jaipur, you can see the various artifacts like tools, images, demonstrations, and textile exhibits that the museum has preserved and now provides an enriching experience to tourists.

  • Timings: 10.30 am - 5 pm (Tues to Sat), 11 am - 4.30 pm (Sunday)
  • Entry fees: Adults - INR 30, Children - INR 15

Gyan Museum

The display of contemporary paintings, jewelry, textiles, furniture, coins, antiques, etc. has made Gyan Museum one of the best art museums in Jaipur. Dedicated to Gyan Chand Dhaddha, a famous gemologist, Gyan Museum Jaipur showcases several beautiful artworks influenced by the stunning motifs at the famous forts and temples in Jaipur. Not just this, you will see medieval coins, Jain and Buddhist thangka paintings, and Mughal and Rajput miniature hand paintings as well.

  • Timings: 11 am - 6.30 pm, closed on Sunday
  • Entry fees: There is no entry fee.

Hawa Mahal Museum

Situated behind the iconic Hawa Mahal, this is one of the top museums in Jaipur. It houses prized sculptures from different parts of Rajasthan like Sambar, Ganeshwar, Nagar, Virat Nagar, and Raid. The museum has five pink sandstone storeys and a beautifully carved gateway ornate with superior motifs in the backdrop. Plus, marvels of terracotta along with fishing equipment like arrowheads and hooks, Rajputs swords, helmets, and armors are displayed at Hawa Mahal Museum.

  • Timings: 9 am - 4.30 pm, closed on Friday and public holidays
  • Entry fees: INR 50 per person

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