Govt. Museum (Bharatpur)
: Bharatpur, Rajasthan
: 1944 AD
On Display : Armoury, Miniature Paintings
: Excavations, Children Gallery
Located in the centre of the famous Lohagarh Fort, the Bharatpur Museum houses a rich collection of archaeological wealth of the nearby areas as well as from the old
Bharatpur State. The huge palatial building Kachahari Kalan, once the administrative block of the rulers of
Bharatpur state, was converted into a museum in 1944 AD.
Later on, the Kamra Khas (personal chamber) building on the first floor was added to the
museum.It exhibits sculptures found during the archaeology of old villages e.g. Noh,
Mallah, Bareh, Bayana etc. ranging from the Kushan period (Ist century AD) to 19th century AD.
Weapons used in battles in the medieval period by the Jat rulers, paintings, manuscripts, zoological specimens, local art and craft that was once
Bharatpur.The Art Gallery of the museum has specimens of miniature paintings on leaves of the
peepal tree, mica and old lithopapers alongwith the paintings of the Maharajas of
On the upper storey, one section consists of various types of guns & miniature canons used during 18th century AD called 'Chaddra'. These miniature canons - two sets of eleven each, were used by Maharaja
Sawai Jawahar Singh in the battle while passing through the
Jaipur territory on his return from a pilgrimage to Pushkar.
The whole museum has been divided into following