Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Albert Hall Museum

The foundation stone of Albert Hall was laid in the year 1876 on February 6, during the visit of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward to Jaipur. The building itself is named after him. But still there was an uncertainty on the main purpose of the building. It had yet to be decided how to put it to use.
Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh initially wanted the museum building to be a town hall. Some suggested putting it to cultural or educational use. Dr. Thomas Hobein Hendley suggested using the building as an industrial museum to encourage local artisans by displaying their crafts.
The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc.

Best Season: October - February