Albert Hall Overview

Ranked 12 of 281 sightseeing in Jaipur

Albert Hall is popularly known as the Central Museum, displaying Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The foundation stone of the hall was laid in 1876 by Edward VII. The museum was designed by Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, who was inspired by the Albert Museum in London.

The museum houses a unique range of miniature portraits, metal ware, sculptures, an Egyptian mummy and paintings, among other things. There is a Durbar Hall inside this museum which displays an array of beautiful carpets like Persian Garden Carpet. Some of the sculptures on display are as old as 2nd century, 8th century and 18th century.

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This museum is a major tourist attraction

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Albert Hall

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
31st Oct 16

Albert Hall Outside

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Albert Hall

28th Nov 17

Nice place, must visit

Nice place, must visit  Video Review

Albert Hall

Er tarun Kuldeep
22nd Dec 17

good stay

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Albert Hall

Vinit Singh
11th Dec 17

What travellers are saying about Albert Hall

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  • Excellent 4
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -4:30 PM
10:00 AM -4:30 PM
10:00 AM -4:30 PM
Public Holidays:
12:00 AM -12:00 AM

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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan4.3/5

462 reviews

The building itself is an attraction.

It is a central place and one cannot miss it on the way to other attractions in Jaipur. Moreover the doves there in front of this museum is an added attraction.The museum is well curated and large collections are there in each section. But I went on appreciating the building.The directions and explanations are there clearly. If one has time to read, there is no need of a guide. An section of Greek mythology is also worth.As usual puppeteers were there in the verandah. There are huge wooden benches to relax and read in detail the paintings on the wall.I don't know why this museum is not highlighted so much like Salar Jung in Hyderabad. It is worth more.It is nice to see school children visiting this museum.There is cafe coffee day near the museum. Zoo is next door.

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  • The building itself is an attraction.
  • The building itself is an attraction.
  • The building itself is an attraction.
  • The building itself is an attraction.



1 review

Very good place & all the historic things are there

Most of the historic things are there and facilities are also good especially ticket is low. water bottles are available with many food items juices and fruits.



38 reviews

Very nice collection of rich indian culture ...

This museum is located in tamil niwas garden .. Jaipur rular madho singh second decided to convert this building to a museum ... This museum is very old and famous among tourists. This museum have very unique ang huge collection of indian art, culture, menuscripts, sculptures, statues, paintings, stones and outfits and clothings, jwellories and mettle made items from royal periods was excellent ... Must visit this place if planning to visit Jaipur ...

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Ravi Agarwal

Ravi Agarwal5.0/5

6 reviews

Must visit

When the foundation stone of Albert Hall was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward to Jaipur in 1876, it had yet to be determined what use it would be put to. There were some suggestions about cultural or educational use or as a town hall. However in 1880 Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II approved a suggestion by Dr. Thomas Holbein Hendley, Resident Surgeon (whose interests extended beyond his medical responsibilities) to open a museum of Industrial Arts to display products of local craftsmen. A small museum was created in 1881 in temporary accommodation and proved most popular. Additionally, Hendley in 1883 mounted a Jaipur Exhibition at Naya Mohalla (old Vidhan Sabha). The purpose of these exercises was to acquaint local craftsmen with the best examples of art work and handicrafts of India to inspire them to improve their skills, thereby protecting and preserving traditional art and reviving skills, while providing greater employment for artisans. It was also the intention that the display would help to educate youth in a wide variety of fields, entertain and inform the people of Jaipur.The Albert Hall was completed in 1887 by the architect Samuel Swinton Jacob, Director of Jaipur PWD. The temporary museum and the exhibition whose artifacts had been collected from several parts of India and its neighbourhood were merged and shifted to their permanent home in the new museum. The building itself became an integral part of the display, its Indo-Saracenic architecture and stone ornamentation, became a source of reference for varied classical Indian styles of design from Maugham to Rajput. Even the corridors were decorated with murals in a variety of styles including the Ramayana, reproducing paintings from illustrations in the Persian Razmnama prepared for Emperor Akbar. European, Egyptian, Chinese, Greek and Babylonian civilizations were portrayed in the other murals to enable the people of the region to compare and contrast them with their own and develop their knowledge of history and art.Thus, Albert Hall became a centre for imparting knowledge of history of civilizations, inspiring artisans to improve their skills, and preserving & developing traditional Indian arts, crafts, architectural forms and not least as Hendley said to amuse and instruct the common people".Confronting the gates of the city by 1890 there stood the museum, the zoo and the Mayo Hospital in a public park representing the dream of the former Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh which was realized by his successor Sawai Madho Singh which showed the new face of a Jaipur moving into the modern age.Rudyard Kipling (himself the son of a curator) on a visit was so impressed by the architecture, woodwork, display, exhibits, cleanliness and not least the curator's office that he wrote "it is now a rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta downwards".In 1898 on the eve of his departure, Hendley wrote to the Durbar (than ruler of Jaipur) royal family (King of Jaipur) that on average the annual attendance exceeded a quarter million people and in eleven years there were more than three million visitors.

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Parthasarathi Srinivasachar

Parthasarathi Srinivasachar4.6/5

26 reviews

A valued museum

The place is full of old artefacts, Paintings, swords of rare varieties. One can visit during day time. No shops inside to buy any item. Architecture is very good.

Sankar Narayanan

Sankar Narayanan5.0/5

57 reviews

Jaipurs Atrs and Heritage here!!!

This is an architectural monument built exclusively to commemorate the visit of Prince of Wales, Albert Edward and also named after him as Albert Hall.It stands majestically in the centre of Ram Nivas Bagh, opposite to the the Ajmer and Sangamer Gates.It was built to exhibit the Arts, Crafts and Fine Arts of Jaipur to the western world.It has been renovated recently and the displays the Marble, metal and clay art, Pottery, Jewellery, Arms and armour, musical instruments fine garments and textiles in different galleries.If you want to witness the ancient to the present day of Jaipur's heritage and culture, do not miss this place.There is a spectacular light and sound show on designated days.Do not miss out this great place for the arts and heritage of Jaipur.And shop to your hearts contents in the Bapu Bazaar opposite to this museum, from Mehendi, to Bhel Puri and chats, falooda to dry fruits to masala, ethnic printed bedsheets and all things our women folk need.

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Rishabh Rohan

Rishabh Rohan5.0/5

3 reviews

A must visit place

This is a place one must go. So beautifully built and looks so beautiful during night. Well maintained and you can almost feel like in the emperor age. It's situated in the heart of jaipur i.e ajmeri gate. You can take a romantic walk with your beloved around.

Hardik Patil

Hardik Patil4.3/5

5 reviews

Beautiful place with nice architecture

This is attractive, oldest and well-maintained museum in Jaipur. This building is constructed by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh. This museum gives you in touch with Indian culture. Carvings are too amazing. There is biggest Jhumar hanging in hall and so much amazing antique lamps grabs your attention. There are so much sculptures, carved furnitures and much more traditional and cultural antique things which describes history of India, don't miss this place if you are going to visit Jaipur!

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  • Beautiful place with nice architecture
  • Beautiful place with nice architecture
  • Beautiful place with nice architecture
  • Beautiful place with nice architecture

Ashok Wadhwa

Ashok Wadhwa3.2/5

55 reviews

An excellent Museum

The Albert Hall designed by Sir Swinton Jacob is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. It houses an exquisite collection of sculptures, paintings, natural history specimens, an Egyptian mummy and the celebrated Persian carpet.

Jagat Bagla

Jagat Bagla5.0/5

18 reviews

Great place of history

Great palace to visit, earlier it was resting palace for British lords but now its museum. It has variety of sculptures and varied history of different races around the globe. Also you get combo ticket at cheap rates for many local sight seeing. Hence also economic.
  • Great place of history
  • Great place of history
  • Great place of history
  • Great place of history

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