Siraj Ud Doulah Road, Hazarduari
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When was the museum established?
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.
Spread over a massive 41 acres, Hazarduari, roughly translating to 'palace of thousand doors', is embellished with a thousand ornamental gateways. It was built by the architect McLeod Duncan, during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah. The regal mansion has been converted to a museum with exhibits ranging from Nawab Siraj-ud-Doulah's prized possessions, swords and weapons used during the Battle of Plassey (1757), oil paintings of the Dutch, French and Italian artists, rare marble, porcelain and stucco statues, farmans, rare books and manuscripts, palanquins owned by the Nawabs and various other antiquities. In 1985, the palace was handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for better preservation and it consists of 20 displayed galleries of about 4,742 antiquities, of which only 1,034 are currently open for public viewing.
Information in Braille
Library and archives services
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
Conference/ Seminar hall
Who manages the museum?
Person-in-charge of the museum
What is the average duration to see the museum?
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Is the museum currently closed?
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The Prince Hall at Hazardauri Palace
Interior view of Hazardauri Palace
Ivory artifacts depicting various gods, goddesses and processions such as Rath yatra, Jhulan yatra, and marriage processions
Ivory Palanquin used by Zehrun Nissa Begum
Close-up of Ain-i-Akbari by Abul Fazal. It was composed sometime in the 16th century in Nastaliq calligraphy and consists of 502 pages
Dutch cannon used in the battle of Plassey
Overview of the armoury gallery
Royal dining set used by the Nawabs
Entrance to the Hazarduari palace
Yellow mosque outside the museum
Entry fee information
Indian Adult: INR 20/-
Foreign Adults: INR 100/-
Free for children under 15