Impossible to miss or ignore; Albert Hall Museum is Jaipur’s oldest museum in the state of Rajasthan. It was named after the then Prince of Wales, King Edward VII (Albert Edward), who visited the city that time. It was February 6, 1876 when the foundation stone of the hall was laid.
The Albert Hall Museum is Indo-Saracenic construction and positions in the wonderful settings of Ram Niwas Garden just outside the city wall opposite New gate. It is a masterpiece of Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob and was opened for public in 1887 as a museum. It is also called the Government Central Museum. Initially, Maharaja Ram Singh was with the wish that the building should be recognized as a town hall. However, Madho Singh II, his successor credited it as a museum for the art of Jaipur that incorporate a wide motley of rare articles including carpets, metal and wood crafts, textiles,pottery, arms and weapons, flora and fauna of the state, paintings, toys, dolls and even an Egyptian mummy of the Ptolemaic Epoch.