Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

Museum Address
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Palace Road -342006
City
State
Rajasthan
Pin Code
342006
Email
info@umaidbhawan.com
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Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, last of India's great palaces, and one of the largest in the world, was commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh (1918 – 1947) on Chittar Hill, southeast of the city between 1929 and 1944. Named after him, the palace is today the home of his grandson, Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur. It is also in part a luxury hotel of immense grandeur. Built as a drought relief measure amongst many other public buildings, dams, roads and schools, the palace construction generated employment for over three thousand people for fifteen years at a total cost of rupees 94,51,565. Designed by Henry Vaughan Lanchester, a renowned Edwardian architect, the Palace integrates many Indian architectural styles still imbuing Rajput traditions. This magnificent edifice, with three hundred and forty seven rooms, is one of the world's largest private residences. Converted to a hotel in 1978, the palace was thrown open to the public at large. The private museum attached to the palace contains a special exhibition on Maharaja Umaid Singh and the making of Umaid Bhawan Palace. Housed here is also a special collection of antique clocks. ‘The Life Style Gallery’ recalls life in the palace in the 40s and 50s with displays of Art Deco furniture, dining and writing sets, and a special sporting section. ‘The Legacy Continues’ Gallery is dedicated to the present Royal family and their interests.

Photography
No
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
No
Locker room
Yes
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
Yes
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
Yes
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Private Organization
Reference Link
https://www.ixigo.com/umaid-bhawan-palace-museum-jodhpur-india-opening-visiting-timing-hours-closed-days-ne-12
What is the average duration to see the museum?
1-2 hours
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
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Umaid Bhavan Palace
Gallery Images
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Umaid Bhavan Palace
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A view of the exterior of the Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum
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Crockery Designs (sketches and drawings)
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Crockery Designs (sketches and drawings)
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Maharaj Umaid Singh
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An image of Umaid Bhavan under construction
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An image of the airport and Maharaja Umaid Singhji with an aircraft
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An image of Maharaja Umaid Singhji with an aircraft
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A glimpse into the wall paintings of Norblin
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A glimpse into the wall paintings of Norblin
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
Children aged 5-11: ₹10
Adults above 12: ₹30
Foreigners: ₹100
Opening Days
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
04:30 p.m.