Tourist Attractions - Albert Museum - Rajasthan
Jaipur is a land filled with a rich royal past. The valor of the Rajputs and the beauty of the women are beyond compare. The best way to reminiscence these is through the museums in the city which houses most of the culture and heritage of the land. Albert museum opened in 1887 was named after King Edward VII who laid the foundation stone to the museum.
The Albert Hall museum located at Jaipur, Rajasthan is the oldest museum in the State. The museum was also named after the Victoria Albert Museum of London since the architectural styles of both the buildings are similar.
The Museum was initially used as a Town Hall in the year 1880. Later the then king of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II suggested that the place be used for housing the masterpieces of local artists. It was only later when the museum started showcasing artifacts and ancient artworks.
The museum is famous for its intricately designed architectural style and olds 16 galleries inside each of which houses a different type of artifact and artwork.
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Best time to visit
The museum is open on all seasons. But winter is considered the best season to visit the museum owing to the climate. The museum is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on all days other than Hoil and local holidays.
Ways to reach
By air :The Jaipur International airport is located at 10 kilometers from the museum.
By train : The Jaipur railway station is at a distance of 5 kilometers from the museum. By road : Jaipur is easily accessible from all major cities in the country by road. One can hire a taxi if needed.