Built in European architectural style in 1837, the Hazarduari palace is a three-storey palace and comprises 1000 doors, 114 rooms and eight galleries. The palace was built by Duncun McLeod for the Nawab Najim Humaun Jah, descendent of Mir Zafar. The palace was used for holding meetings as well as for accommodation of high British officials.
The palace is now a museum and displays collection of armoury, paintings and portraits of the Nawab. Swords used by Siraj-ud-Doula and his grandfather, Nawab Alivardi Khan can be seen. There are certain rare collections in the palace which can be seen only with special permission.
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