Albert Hall Museum is one of the oldest museums in Rajasthan. Located amidst Ram Niwas Garden in Jaipur, the Albert Hall Museum houses a collection of rare paintings, exquisite jewelry, chiseled brass-ware, pottery and natural stones, ivory goods, metal sculptures and crystal works. It is renowned as a fine example of Indo- Saracenic architecture. The foundation for the museum was laid in 1876 by the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward. It was made into a museum in 1880 by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II on the recommendation of a resident surgeon. The construction completed in 1887. Since then, it became a knowledge center with abundant information on the history of civilizations, and a place for preserving traditional Indian art and craft forms. Today, the museum also houses an Egyptian mummy belonging to the Ptolemaic Era along with several other ancient carpets, wood-crafts, arms and weapons.
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