Hazarduari Palace Museum

Museum Address
Siraj Ud Doulah Road, Hazarduari
State
West Bengal
Pin Code
742160
Phone Number
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
No
When was the museum established?
1985
Main category
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.

Photography
Yes
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
Yes
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
Yes
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
Yes
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?
ASI
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
Dr. Gopinath
Last Name
Jena
Reference Link
http://asi.nic.in/asi_museums_murshidabad.asp
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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The Prince Hall at Hazardauri Palace
Gallery Images
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The Prince Hall at Hazardauri Palace
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Interior view of Hazardauri Palace
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Ivory artifacts depicting various gods, goddesses and processions such as Rath yatra, Jhulan yatra, and marriage processions
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Ivory Palanquin used by Zehrun Nissa Begum
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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
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Dutch cannon used in the battle of Plassey
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Overview of the armoury gallery
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Royal dining set used by the Nawabs
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Entrance to the Hazarduari palace
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Yellow mosque outside the museum
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
Indian Adult: INR 20/-
Foreign Adults: INR 100/-
Free for children under 15
Opening Days
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday
Opening Time
09:00 a.m.
Closing Time
05:00 p.m.