Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Museum aka New Palace Museum is a historic building constructed during 1877-1884. The structure is made from black, polished stone and is certainly an architectural masterpiece. The ground floor of the New Palace accommodates the Shahaji Chhatrapati Musuem. The museum exhibits a fine collection of possessions of Chhatrapaties of Kolhapur like costumes, weapons, games, jewellery, embroidery and paraphernalia such as silver elephant saddles. One of Aurangzeb’s swords too is at the museum. One section also has stuffed animals like tigers, wild dogs, lion, black panther, wild boar, black buck and much more.
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