Located in the centre of the famous Lohagarh Fort, the
Bharatpur Museum houses a rich collection of archaeological wealth of the
nearby areas as well as from the old Bharatpur
State. The huge palatial building Kachahari Kalan, once the administrative
block of the rulers of Bharatpur state, was
converted into a museum in 1944 AD. Later on, the Kamra Khas (personal
chamber) building on the first floor was added to the museum.
It exhibits sculptures found during the archaeology of old villages e.g. Noh, Mallah, Bareh, Bayana etc. ranging from the Kushan period (Ist century AD) to 19th century AD. Weapons used in battles in the medieval period by the Jat rulers, paintings, manuscripts, zoological specimens, local art and craft that was once Bharatpur.
The Art Gallery of the museum has specimens of miniature paintings on leaves of the peepal tree, mica and old lithopapers alongwith the paintings of the Maharajas of Bharatpur.
On the upper storey, one section consists of various types of guns & miniature canons used during 18th century AD called Chaddra. These miniature canons - two sets of eleven each, were used by Maharaja Sawai Jawahar Singh in the battle while passing through the Jaipur territory on his return from a pilgrimage to Pushkar.
The whole museum has been divided into following sections:
3. Arts, Crafts And Industry
4. Children Gallery
Entry Fee: Free entry every Monday
Timing: 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Closed: Friday and gazetted holidays