Rajasthan State Government’s efforts for promoting, Night Tourism, the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur will be opened for night viewing for the first time in its history since 12th September, 2015. The visitors can view antiques and rare artifacts, including a 4,000 year old mummy from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm every day and the entry charge shall be Rs 100/- per person will be applicable. Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum in Jaipur city in Rajasthan. The building was constructed during the great king Edward VII as Prince of Wales visited Jaipur and its foundation stone was laid on 6 February 1876. The main attraction of the Albert Hall is the building itself, situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall opposite New gate and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The Albert Hall Museum was designed by a British architect, Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, who combined India Islamic architecture with neo-gothic that was fashionable in the Victorian era. It is assisted by Mir Tujumool Hoosein, and was opened as a public museum in 1887. The museum has a rich collection of artifacts like pottery, furniture and wood work, metal ware, ivory carvings, stone carvings, textiles and garments, carpets, clay models, arms & armor, lacquer work, miniature paintings, musical instruments, jewelry, sculptures etc. An Egyptian mummy that belongs to the Ptolemaic dynasty made it a world-class museum. Hence, every tourist visits Albert Hall Museum on priority basis during Jaipur tour. The Albert Hall Museum open all day except for the Holi festival from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm and from 12th Sep 2015 it also open at night from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm for promoting night tourism.
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