What is Albert Hall – It is a building in Ramniwas Bagh of Jaipur. It serves as a State Museum of (Jaipur) Rajasthan. 

Sawai Ram Singh ji wanted this building to be new town hall but his successor Sawai Madho Singh ll, on Dr. Thomas Holbein Hendley’s suggestion approved to open a museum of Industrial arts to display products of local artisans. Albert Hall State museum is administered by Department of Archaeology and Museums.

Where is Albert Hall located

Where is Albert Hall?

It’s located in the heart of Jaipur, Ramniwas Bagh. It is just 100 meters away from Walled city of Jaipur just outside New Gate.

History of Albert Hall Jaipur

Prince of Wales visited Jaipur in 1876.

Albert Hall is named after Prince Albert of Wales.

The construction of Albert Hall began in 1876 AD under the reign of Sawai Ram Singh Bahadur. The constructed of building was completed in 1887 AD by Sawai Madho Singh ji ll. The museum was first opened for public in 1887 AD.

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Major Samuel Swinton Jacob, a British Military Engineer is credited with being the chief designer. Major S.S. Jacob was assisted by Mir Tujumool Hoosein Chief Overseer, Lala Rambux, Shunkurlal, Chotelal Draughtsmen and Chander & Tara Mistries (Masons).

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The assistant staff was sent to Mughal monuments of Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra. Though the general design was of Major Jacob, the detailed designs were of individual craftsmen and masons.

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The outcome was an Indo–Saracenic building which is considered one of the most beautiful architectural buildings of India. The team involved British engineer, Indian artists and masons thus Albert Hall is a fusion of British, Mughal and Rajput Architecture.

It is estimated that Rs.510036 were spent on Albert Hall’s construction at that time.

Architecture of Jaipur Museum Albert Hall

The magnificent building is visible from outside New Gate. The building is made up of Stone blocks prominent in British Architecture of that time. The main building is on a a plinth to support weight of the huge building.

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There are ‘Chatri’ on each side and on the centre of the building. The domes or Chatri are laid on the stone pillars which is the influence of Rajput architecture and Pillars, walls are decorated with beautiful carvings in Mughal Style.

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Just inside the Building are courtyards with water fountains. And the floor is paved with polished, symmetric marble.

Main attractions in Albert Hall Jaipur

Albert Hall is one of the major tourist places in Jaipur. Some major attractions of Albert Hall are:

Main attractions in Albert Hall Jaipur

  • Coins
  • Ivory
  • Furniture and wooden crafts
  • Carpet
  • International Art
  • Paintings
  • Musical Instruments
  • Clay Arts
  • Sculptures
  • Marble Arts
  • Metal Arts
  • Jewellery
  • Pottery
  • Garments and Textiles
  • Arms and Armors
  • Miniature Paintings

After it was decided that it will be used to showcase art work of local craftsmen to promote and conserve their art, these artifacts were collected from all over India and other neighboring countries.

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Apart from the architectural design the walls of the building are decorated with murals of different styles.

Painting in Albert Hall Jaipur Museum

Another main attraction of Jaipur Museum is Egyptian Mummy which is fully conserved and showcased for tourists. Recently The Mummy was restored by an Egyptian Team.

How to Reach Albert Hall, Jaipur?

It’s located near walled city on the conjunction of JLN Marg and MI Road. It is very well connected to every part of town via buses, cabs, autos etc. Nearest Metro Station is Sindhi Camp Metro Station which is 4.2 kms away.

Timings: Albert Hall museum is open from 9 AM to 5 PM and night visiting hours are from 7 PM to 10 PM.

Note: Museum is closed for maintenance on every Monday (April to September) and every Tuesday (October to March) and on festival of Dhulandi (Holi).

Ticket Cost:

VisitorTicket Price
Indian Visitor40 INR
Indian Student20 INR
Overseas Visitor300 INR
Overseas Student150 INR

Important – Albert Hall museum is open for tourists during night time also from 7 PM to 10 PM. Ticket cost during night hours are following.

VisitorTicket Price
Indian Visitor100 INR
Indian Student100 INR
Overseas Visitor100 INR
Overseas Student100 INR

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Entry to Albert Hall Museum is FREE for all on these days:

  • Rajasthan Day 30th March
  • World Heritage Day 18th April
  • World Museum Day 18th May
  • World Tourism Day 27th September

Are there any restaurants near Albert Hall?

Some nearby restaurants are:

  • CCD (inside Museum building)
  • Masala Chowk (Ramniwas Bagh 100 Metres)
  • ICH MI Road (2 KMs)
  • LMB Hotel (1.4 KMs)
  • Tapri Tea Cafe C-Scheme (2.4 KMs)

Are there any markets nearby Albert Hall?

Jaipur Museum is adjacent to Walled City of Jaipur and every major tourist market is within 2 KMs range. Johari Bazar is 1 KM away, Bapu Bazar is 500 Meters away and Badi Choupad is 2.5 KMs away.

Is there parking facility available in Albert Hall?

Yes, there is ample parking space for two and four wheelers within the building.

Albert Hall night

Wheelchair accessibility – To assist differently able people, ramps have been made at various points of museum. Wheel chairs are available at entry gates.

In recognition of sacrifices made by Soldiers of Jaipur State in First World War (Called Great War earlier) a Stone memorabilia was put by then rulers of Jaipur.

So, when are you visiting Jaipur Museum next?

Must know facts about Albert Hall Jaipur for every tourists or visitor
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