Hawa Mahal Museum

Built in the year 1799 by Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh just behind the palace and adjacent to the Pratap Mandir, the structure of the museum bears a strong resemblance to the Hawa Mahal palace dominated with numerous windows. The intention of having so many windows was to ensure a pleasant and consistent temperature inside the palace all year long.

Housed inside the museum are thousands of royal memorabilia reminiscent of the Maharajahs of Jaipur. A visitor to this museum is transported back to the bygone era by the astounding display of antiques, terracotta items, arrow heads, war arms and weapons, fish hooks etc.

Major Attractions

The museum displays heritage items collected from all over Rajasthan including Jaipur, Raid, Ganeswar, Virat Nagar and Sambhar. A large vessel used for storage dating back to the 2nd century A.D. that was found in one of the archeological digs at Naliasar (Sambhar) is one of the museum’s most popular attractions.

The Hawa Mahal Museum has among the many galleries two that showcase the weapons and coins of the emperors of yesteryears that reigned over Rajasthan. The visitors can get a glimpse of the gallantry and bravery of the soldiers of the past via the display of their weapons.

The coins gallery has a vast display of the different coins that were used for trade under the reign of the various kings of Rajasthan. The many gold and silver coins with varied inscriptions here make for a spectacular visual sight.

Timings and Tickets

The museum is open to visitors on all days expect Fridays from 10 am to 4.30 pm. It remains closed on most of the gazetted Indian holidays. The entry fee is priced at Rs. 3 for adults and Re. 1 for students. For those visiting the museum on a Monday, the entry is absolutely free of cost.

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