Monday, 22 September 2014

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.