Alwar Museum

Alwar Museum is one of the chief repositories of the rich culture and heritage of the region. The museum is situated in the old city of Alwar - Rajasthan . The museum keeps its doors open for the public on all days of the week, except Saturday and national holidays, from 10.00 A.M in the morning to 4.30 P.M in the evening.

The big hall of the Alwar Government Museum is divided into three galleries, which preserve the rare collection of arms and ammunitions and the other artifacts that are unique to the region of Alwar. The museum also preserves the art work of other schools of art of the country. Pottery and paintings from Multan, Ceylon and Bengal are preserved in the museum.

The first gallery houses the sculptures, inscriptions and other archaeological findings that were excavated from the nearby regions. The second gallery is the storehouse of the ancient manuscripts written in the Persian language. The old Gulistan of S'adi is placed in this section of the museum. This gallery also preserves the paintings of the Rajput and the Mughal School of Art. The armory section forms the third gallery of the museum. This section comprises of the daggers, pistols, shields, swords and rifles used by the erstwhile royal families of Alwar.

The museum at Alwar also exhibits the bidri and ivory work for which the region is reputed. Musical instruments used to compose folk music of Alwar are also displayed in Alwar Museum. The museum also encapsulates the history of the city of Alwar. With all its precious contents, the museum is one of the primary Alwar attractions frequently visited by the tourists.

Last Updated on 19 December 2011