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About Dogra Art Museum

Located in the pink hall of Mubarakh Mandi complex of Jammu, the Dogra Art Museum is a unit under Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Jammu and Kashmir. The museum was inaugurated by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the President of India on 18 April, 1954 at Gandhi Bhawan in Jammu. Dedicated to depicting the cultural heritage of Dogra. Art lovers will fall in love with the place and so will the history ones. The main attraction of the museum is Pahari miniature paintings of Bhasoli. The museum houses a stunning collection of 7216 objects of historical importance. What most awes the onlookers are the series of ‘Rasmanjari’ which are famous Bhasoli miniature paintings. Apart from this over 800 rare manuscripts are on display in the historic gallery. Arts from schools of Kangra, Bhasoli, and Jammu are expressive of their culture and lifestyles. Krishna-Sudama paintings of the 18th century and hand written Persian manuscripts of Sikandernama and Shahnama are interesting to look at. Among the other prized possessions are the gold bow of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and Takri script stone inscription. Terracotta heads, Dogra costumes, metal objects, arms and shinning armors and unique artifacts- don’t they make you curious?

Historical Context: This Museum was inagurated by Dr.Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India on 18th April,1954. It houses a collection of Basohli Paintings.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 3 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Couple, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Camera, Video
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult: INR 10 Foreign Tourist Adult: INR 50 Students of Private Schools: INR 5 Students of Government Schools: INR 2
  • Closed On Mondays
  • Allowed Footwear

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