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                                                                      Bharatpur Museum,Bharatpur
Introduction of Bharatpur Museum

The Government Museum, Bharatpur is situated inside the historic Lohagarh Fort, this museum displays a rich collection of archaeological wealth of Bharatpur. The Kachahri Kalan and Kamara Khas buildings built during the reign of Maharaja Balwant Singh in first half of 19th century A.D. Sculptures and other exhibits were collected from various places of the region and initially displayed in Public Library under the support of H.H Maharaja Sawai Brijendra Singh in 1939. In 1944 A.D, these were shifted to the present building of Kachahri Kalan, This museum was opened for public on 11th Nov, 1944.

This museum exhibits a unique and large collection of coins, weapons, decorative art objects, sculptures, arms, inscriptions etc. This museum houses above 4000 antiquities. The building inside which this museum is located is a wonderful example of artistic beauty. Bharatpur government museum also displays some of the most distinctive archaeological resources and antiquated artifacts. The government museum of Bharatpur is the abode of ancient souvenirs which are of rare quality. This museum was a large building known as Kachahri Kalan in the beginning. It was the section of the rulers of the district of Bharatpur. Afterwards, in 1944 A.D Kachahari Kalan was converted into a government museum.

Kamra Khas or the personal block of the Bharatpur Rajas became a main part of the museum. This museum truly depicts the glory and richness of the Kings of Bharatpur. Important exhibits and souvenirs of the museum very well maintained and protected properly inside the museum.

Bharatpur Museum is very lavishly decorated with many precious statues which were discovered during the archaeological excavation of old villages of Mailah, Bayana, Noh and Bareh. This museum is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Bharatpur. Tourists coming from any part of the world are very much attracted by the beauty of the museum.

Exhibits of the Museum

Bharatpur museum displays a wide variety of exhibits which include metallic objects, miniature paintings, stone and sculptures, terracottas, local art and crafts, weaponry section, coins, inscriptions etc. The main section of the museum has artifacts from 2nd century which clearly depicts the skill and art of the area. Main artifacts at the museum include sculptures, dating back to 1st to 19th century AD, which were found during the excavation of old villages. Other prominent exhibits of the museum are paintings, zoological specimens, manuscripts, weaponry collection etc. Art gallery of the museum displays miniature paintings, mica and old lithopapers, Royal paintings etc.

Location of Bharatpur Museum

Bharatpur Museum is situated in Bharatpur, it is about 5 kms away from the Lohagarh Fort, 7 kms from the Bharatpur Railway Station and 4 kms from Bharatpur Bus Stand. 

                        Bharatpur Museum Backside View                            Bharatpur Museum Front View

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