The origin of the Taj Museum goes back to 1906 when it was established at the instance of Lord Curzon(Viceroy of India 1899 to 1905) in two hexagonal rooms on the west side of main entrance gateway to the Taj Mahal. Further, Khan Bahadur Maulvi Zafar Hussan, Honorary Curator and Superintendent, Archaeological Survey, Northern Circle, Agra made Valuable Efforts to develop this Museum. The exhibits of the Museum at that time Include old plans of the Taj Mahal, samples of the stone used in inlay work, old photographs of the Taj Mahal, a few coloured drawing, Farmans (Royal orders), Sanads (land records), specimen of previous stones used in the Taj Mahal.   

Now Taj Museum, is housed in the Western Jal Mahal which is the part of the Taj Mahal Complex. It is a double storied building having a quadrangle projection outside in the centre of the middle of western wall and is build on a raised platform. Presently the museum galleries are upgraded accordingly with a view to highlight each subject.

Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Visiting Hours
09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable Entry Fee for Taj Mahal-
Indian: 40
Foreigner: 1000
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation: 530

Note: The entry fee to Taj Museum is Free.
Average Duration
1-2 hours
Archaeological Survey of India, Taj Museum, Taj Mahal- 282001
Managed By
State Government
Person In-charge
Other, Bharat Singh Rana