Museum housed in City Palace, Alwar was built in 1940 by the then
ruler. Whole collection of the museum came from the royal family,
which includes 234 sculptures, 11 inscriptions, 9702 coins, 35 metal
objects, 2565 paintings & manuscripts, 2270 arms & weapons and 1809
objects of local art, crafts and musical instruments.
Government Museum in Alwar has an enormous collection of the history
of the region, which was ruled by Mughal and Rajput kings. The
Government Museum was formed by converting a part of the City Palace,
which also exhibits a number of items from the palace itself.
and writings on palm leaves by kings and scholars can be seen in the
museum. The battles and the weaponry used in them have been depicted
in paintings and drawings and there is also a collection of weapons
used in those days.
types of Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts, musical instruments, bidri
work, stuffed animals, miniature paintings, pottery and brass work,
etc. which have been brought from far off places like Ceylon and
Bengal can be seen in the Government Museum. Ivory work and lacquered
sculptures are also some of the collections.
purpose museum was founded way back in the year 1908. For nearly a
century now it has been adding on to its rich depository.
amongst the Tourist Attractions in Alwar is the Alwar Government
Museum, a rich repository of arts and artifacts that well reflect the
cultural heritage of this royal land of Rajasthan. The Vinay Vilas
Mahal in the City Palace of Alwar is home to this wonderful museum
which lures visitors not only from different parts of the country but
also from the world. It is a must see on your Tour to Alwar for the
collection housed here is indeed unique and includes an amazing
variety of objects.
three different sections in the Alwar Government Museum and each of
these most significant one. It contains precious Persian, Urdu, Arabic
and Sanskrit manuscripts as well as some most beautiful paintings
belonging to the Mughal and Rajput school of painting. As sections is
housed in a large hall. Of these, the second section is considered to
be the for example the Gulistan of S'adi (the Garden of roses), Bostan
(the Garden of Spring) and Waqiat-e-Babri (Mughal Emperor Babar's
autobiography) are some of the very rare Persian documents that are to
be found here. And for the paintings, they are further sub divided
into sub styles and are simply marvelous to look at. They date back to
the 18th and 19th centuries and well reflect the artistic skills of
section of the Alwar Government Museum primarily includes
archaeological finds. Exquisite sculptures and valuable inscriptions
that throw a great deal of light on the history of this region are
kept in this part of the museum. It was customary for the royal
royalty in Rajasthan to go on shooting excursions and hunt wild
animals. In the museum skins of tigers, leopards and lions were also
on display which were shot by the former ruler of Alwar state and were
later presented to the museum by him. It forms a large portion of the
armory that contains shields, silver dining table with lionís legs and
ivory, swords, pistols, rifles, daggers and different other kinds of
weapons are there on display in the third section of the museum. The
copy of the Mahabharata painted by the Alwar School of painters in
this museum will not surely fail to attract attention of visitor.
the other objects that are exhibited in the Alwar Government Museum
India include musical instruments, bidri work, ivory work, brass and
pottery works from Jaipur, Multan, Ceylon and Bengal and stuffed