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About Government Museum

If you wish to learn about the life and times of King Akbar, you Must visit the Government Museum. Managed by the Archeological Survey of India, the museum is situated inside the Akbar's Palace and has precious sculptures, pre-historic sections, inscriptions, miniature paintings, arms and armor and objects of art and crafts. Housing an extensive collection of metallic objects, stone sculptures, coins, inscriptions, there are also items of terracotta along with local art & craft. The museum is well divided into different parts where each item is tastefully showcased. However, the main attraction here is the Gallery Museum that showcases specimen of miniature paintings on leaves of various trees like Peepal, Mica or ancient litho paper. The armament section of the museum exhibits an excellent collection of old guns used by the ‘Rajas’ and ‘Maharajas’ of Ajmer. A collection of miniature cannons from the 18th century called ‘Chaddra’ are a major attraction. It is believed that these cannons were used Maharaja Sawai Jawahar Singh in the battle, which is in two sets of eleven each.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Closed On Fridays
  • Allowed Footwear

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