Located at the center of Ummed Bagh, Sardar Government Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jodhpur. Rajasthan Tourism is incomplete without including Jodhpur in it and if you are curious enough to get insights into the culture and history of Jodhpur, you must visit Sardar government museum to collect all information about the city.
The government museum was built in 1909 during the reign of Maharaja Umaid Singhji under the guidance of Edwardian Architect Henry Vaughan Lanchester. Named after Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur, this museum was opened to the public in the year 1936. It is divided into 4 sections namely the archaeological, armory, art & craft, and historical sections.
Talking about the collections at Sardar Government Museum, there are 400 sculptures, miniature paintings, terracotta artwork, arms, stone sculptures, ancient inscriptions, coins, metallic objects, and stuffed toys as well. In the history section of the museum, military memorabilia like weapons, tools, brass and wooden models are exhibited.
Within the premises of the museum, there is also a stocked library and a zoo. For those who admire antiques, this is an ideal place for such tourists. You would even find military plane models and battleships on display. Strolling inside the museum will give you a feel of walking in the bygone era of Jodhpur with all its significant historical and cultural elements, a sight worth beholding.
Although Jodhpur is well known for its major attractions like Umaid Bhawan Palace and Mehrangarh Fort, the Sardar Government Museum is a place for those who take interest in not just the scenic beauty of a place but also in the story behind the establishment of a city and the memoirs that stand as an evidence of the ancient lifestyle of Jodhpur.
Nearby Attractions include tourist spots like Umaid Garden, Raj Ranchhodji Temple, Mochi Bazaar.
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Visiting Days: All days except Friday and Public Holidays
Entry Fees: INR 5 (for Indians) and INR 50 (for foreigners)