Ajmer Government Museum

Ajmer Government Museum
Vital Information for Visitors

Ajmer Government Museum, Nahar Mohalla, Naya Bazaar, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Open & Close:

Open on all days except Monday

Timings :

10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees:

Indian - INR 20 pp
Foreigner – INR 100 pp


1- 2 Hours

Significance :

Rich collection of artefacts, sculptures and books related to Rajput heritage.

Ajmer Government Museum, previously called Rajputana Museum during British regime, is one of the popular tourist attractions in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The then Rajputana Museum was established by the Government of India in the year 1908 AD for the preservation of all important documents and antiquities of interest lying uncared for in several parts of what was originally known as Rajputana and is now known as Rajasthan. When it was started under the initiative of Lord Curzon and Sir John Marshall, the then Director General of Archaeology in India, there was no other Archaeological Museum in Rajasthan. It was further intended to be the National Museum for the region of India after which it is named and occupy a position analogous to the provincial museums, meant primarily for the benefit of the whole of Rajasthan. It had in its galleries interesting exhibitis from all sites from Alwar to Banswara and Dholpur to Jaisalmer. The Government of India entrusted the Agent to the Governor-General for Rajputana (then the Political Head of the Rajputana States) who was also the Chief Commissioner of Ajmer- Marwar with the immediate responsibilities of administering Rajputana Museum in Ajmer in consultation with the Director General of Archaeology in India.

The Ajmer Government Museum contains collections which may be grouped as antiquities and objects illustrating art and industries in Rajasthan, especially Ajmer & Marwar. Under the first group, there are the following sections: A. (1) Pre-historic Section, (2) Sculpture, (3) Inscriptions, copper plates and stampages, (4) Old paintings and photographs of historical monuments, (5) Arms and armour, (6) Old coins, (7) Objects from Adhai-din-ka-Jhopra, (8) Duplicate or less important exhibits in various godowns forming a reserve collection for detailed study; B. Objects illustrative of arts and industries in Ajmer region of Rajasthan. There is an adequate library attached to the Ajmer Government Museum for departmental use to which the public have also access for study and research. The library contains several thousand books including periodicals. Students, research scholars and others visit the museum and in special cases the curator personally takes them round and explains the material. There are special arrangements to show round the students and lady visitors. There are adequate labels in English and Hindi. The Museum is now under the control of the Chief Superintendent of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Rajasthan.

Hundreds of tourists visit the museum every day. On two special occasions in the year, i.e. Pushkar Fair and Urs Khwaja Sahib, there is an increase in the number of visitors. The Ajmer Government Museum is situated in an early Mughal Fort built by Akbar in 1572 A. D. which is now a protected monument and in which other offices of the administration of Ajmer are also located making the space available for display of museum exhibits suitable and adequate. There are scores of sculptures of Hindu deities like Mahishashur Mardini, Saptamatrikas, Jain Saraswati, Kali, Vishnu, Surya, Trimurti, Lakshmi Narayan, Hariharan, Kuber, Revanta etc. Valuables like coins, cojiper-plates, etc. are kept in its strong room and there are wholetime sentinels to look after the museum. The sources of collection are exploration, excavation, treasure trove of donation and purchase. Exchanges from other museums are encouraged. Ajmer Government Museum is recognised for treasure trove finds. It is an institutional member of the Museums Association of India.

Ajmer Tour Packages

Golden Triangle with Ajmer Tour

Golden Triangle with Ajmer Tour

5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination : Delhi - Ajmer - Jaipur - Agra

Ajmer Pushkar Tour

Ajmer Pushkar Tour

2 Nights / 3 Days
Destination : Ajmer-Pushkar-Delhi

North India Spiritual Tour

North India Spiritual Tour

16 Nights / 17 Days
Destination : Delhi - Ajmer - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Amritsar - Dharamshala

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