Located in the verdant green lawns of Ummed Bagh, the Sardar Government Museum is a highly popular tourist attraction in Jodhpur. Only a century old, the museum was built during the rule of Maharaja Umaid Singh Ji under the able guidance of Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchesterand was named after Maharaja Sardar Singh. Post its construction in the year 1909, the museum got opened for the general public in the year1936.
Sardar Government Museum is renowned for its fascinating exhibition of the historic items of the bygone era. The insides of the museum are divided into numerous galleries that flaunt a large collection of miniature paintings, local arts, inscriptions, metallic objects and stone statues.
While strolling along the galleries, one can also fancy the wide exhibition of local crafts and images of Jain Tirthankars. The military section of the exhibition comprises a decent collection of wooden and brass models of early aircrafts, battleshipsand weaponry.
Interests of the children have also been taken care of, for the museum is also known for its wide collection of stuffed animals that also include a variety of desert birds, packed in glass houses. Besides, the museum has a public library and zoo to offer to its tourists.
Address: Behind Rajasthani High Court, Mali Street, Paota, Jodhpur, Rajasthan-342006, India
Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Visiting days: All days except Friday and public holidays
Entry fee: Rs 5 for Indians and Rs 50 for foreigners
Nearby attractions to visit:
- Raj Ranchhodji temple
- Mochi Bazaar and Jutti Corner
- Sojati Gate market
- Umaid Garden