Our Pink City is a heaven for the history lovers. Surrounded by forts & monuments, a visit to Jaipur opens a gateway to the cultural and archaeological history of our rich Rajputana culture. Albert Hall Museum is definitely one such center, created with an intent to impart knowledge of civilizations, inspiring artisans, and preserving & developing traditional Indian art forms.
Come let’s explore the eye-catching Albert Hall through the lenses of your favourite Jaipur Beat–
1. Eye-catching Facade
Standing tall in the midst of Ram Niwas gardens, the front face of the Albert Hall is every spectator’s delight. The exterior consisting of domes and archways that add to the beauty of the majestic museum. Rightly personifying the flamboyance of the city, Albert Hall is located right opposite to the New Gate and in the middle of busy streets of Jaipur.
2. Amusing History
Named after Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. The museum was designed by Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob in 1876 to greet the Prince of Wales on his visit to India. The Albert Hall later was converted as a museum of Industrial Arts in the 1880s by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II.
3. Captivating Artifacts
The museum is full of rare and tastefully decorated collection of various displayed object, arms, carpets. The main attractions of the museum includes the Persian carpets, coins of different eras, costumes & jewellery of ancient warriors and an Egyptian mummy. In fact, the mummy is the most popular of all the items in the museum, with one of only six in the nation. Placed in a hall with a high ceiling and a sunroof, the Egyptian mummy draws large crowds.
4. Indo-Mughal Architecture
Albert Hall Museum inspired by the Hindu-Mughal architectural style is nothing less than impressive! Full of tombs and archways the interior and exterior of the palace is full of beautiful paintings and art forms.
Nowadays, the exterior of the museum is quite popular amongst the couples for the pre-wedding photo shoots too.
5. Night Tourism
Supporting the initiative of night tourism, the Albert Hall is now open even during the late evening hours. The spectators can also enjoy the mesmerizing light show wherein the museum is covered in vivid colours which rightly adds to the charm and magic of the Albert Hall Museum.