Central Museum (Albert Hall)
- Location : Ram Nivas Garden, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- Timings : 9.30 A.M. to 5.00 P.M
Situated in the midst of Ramnivas Gardens, it is an imposing stone structure executed in the Indo-Persian style of architecture. The museum has a wide range of metal objects used for domestic purposes.
Also on view are a large collection of miniatures from the Bundi, Kota, Kishangarh, Udaipur and Jaipur schools of painting; ceremonial robes worn by kings and queens and samples of wood block printing in the textile section.
Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum
- Location : Inside City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- Timings : 9.30 A.M. to 4.45 P.M.
Located within the City Palace complex and nestled amidst old buildings, temples and the palace quarters, this museum was founded in 1959 by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. The exhibits consist of the ancestral collections built up by the successive rulers of Amer and Jaipur. A small selection of paintings, manuscripts, maps, carpets, textiles, costumes, weapons and armours was displayed in the Pothikhana (library) and the Silehkhana or armoury (both of these in their present form, were established in 1952) of the palace.
The Art Gallery is housed in the Diwan-i-Aam constructed for holding important State functions. A variety of objects-miniature paintings, illustrated manuscripts, decorated bookcovers, palm-leaf and Sanchipat manuscripts, old printed books, gigantic Mughal carpets, gold and silver Takhis-Rawan (movable throne), covered Ambabadis and open Howdahs, palanquins and carriages with richly embroidered velvet coverings are displayed in this gallery. There are rare bird and animal studies by Ustad Mansur, court scenes, battle scenes, portraits and mythological paintings by famous Mughal painters.
A very rare gold brocaded velvet throne carpet bearing seal marks and notes dating back to 1605 A.D., two richly embroidered window curtains belonging to the mid-seventeenth century and a finely woven gold and silk circular Thal-Posh (dish cover) also belonging to the seventeenth century are worthy of mention.
Hawa Mahal Museum
- Location : Partap Mandir, Behind Hawa Mahal, Rajasthan
- Timings : 10.00 am To 4.30 pm (Closed on Friday & gazetted holidays)
Just behind the beautiful Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) in the adjoining Partap Mandir, a museum was set up in the year 1983. Preserved here, is the sculptural heritage collected from Ganeshwar, Virat Nagar, Raid, Sambhar and Museum of Indology, Jaipur Nagar. Exhibits include items of terracotta, antiquities, fish hooks, arrow heads, swords, helmets and belongings of the Maharajas of this city. A big storage vessel of 2nd century AD obtained during archaeology at Naliasar (Sambhar) draws the attention of tourists.