Scindia Museum


Scindia Museum, situated in the Jai Vilas Palace, was established by a private trust in 1964. The Scindia Museum of Gwalior is one of the most popular tourist attractions that witness huge tourist traffic every year. The museum is known for its rich collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, weapons, sculptures, coins, bronzes and other items.

The Scindia Museum is a multi-purpose museum, which is associated with the Scindias of Gwalior. The Jai Vilas Palace, an opulent Italianate structure, houses the museum which contains the important documents and many other miscellaneous things belonging to the Scindia family.

Among the exclusive items exhibited in the Scindia Museum in Gwalior are:

  • Crystal ornaments
  • Persian carpets
  • Cutglass ornaments
  • Japanese and Eurpean art works
  • Madurai and Malabar woodwork
  • Mechanical silver drinks train
  • Glass cradle from Italy
  • Chandeliers
  • Stuffed tigers
  • Ivory work
  • Gold painted Durbar Hall
  • Musical instruments

    The museum remains open on all days, except Monday, from 0930 hours to 1630 hours. Travelers willing to explore the majesty of the Scindias can visit the museum, where they can find all and paraphernalia of the Scindia dynasty.



    Last Updated on 16th Oct 2012