Junagadh Museum

CategoryMuseum

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressJunagadh Museum, Janta Chawk, Taj Manzil Building, Sardar Baug, Junagadh, Gujarat.

pincode362001

DistrictJunagadh

About Junagadh Museum

Transportation

By Bus or Personal Vehicle.

History

The Nawab of earst while Junagadh State used to hold Darbars in the Hall known as Kacheri. When the last Nawab Mahabatkhan fled the possession of Junagadh was taken by the Regional Commissioner at Rajkot on behalf of the Government of India on 9th November 1947. The Kacheri Hall along with other buildings used by the Nawab was taken under protection and when the Junagadh state merged in Union of Saurastra in 1949 it was opened for the public to visit but it was not a part of the Museum Today.


The Hall was transferred to the Director of Museums subsequently upon creation of the Department of Museums in 1964. The Museum Department undertook the reorganization work for a full fledged Museums. The old and worn out building was repaired; and around the main Hall several sections such as Picture Gallery, Palanquin room, Textile and Costumes gallery, Arms gallery etc .were added open for public on 26th June 1977.Owing to its rare collections and attractive arrangement Darbar Hall has become immensely popular and its visit has become essential for all the tourists, travelers, students, scholars and even common men, visiting Junagadh.

Famous for

This museum displays weapons, armour, palanquins, chandeliers, and howdahs from the days of the nawabs, as well as a huge carpet woven in Junagadh’s jail. There’s a royal portrait gallery, including photos of the last nawab with his numerous beloved dogs.


The collection of historical photographs are very rare and interesting and reveal the historical background of ex-rulers of Saurashtra.

Best time to Visit

10.00 am to 1.15 pm, 2.45 pm to 6.00 pm..

Best time to Go

Wednesday, 2nd and 4th Saturday and all public holidays.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Junagadh
    to
    Ahmedabad
    327km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Ambaji
    506km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Amreli
    92km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bharuch
    467km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhavnagar
    205km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhuj
    320km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dahod
    501km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dwarka
    180km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Gandhinagar
    355km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Himmatnagar
    406km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Jamnagar
    131km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Mehsana
    401km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Morbi
    164km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Palanpur
    473km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Porbandar
    105km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Saputara
    705km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Somnath
    79km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Surat
    583km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Valsad
    630km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Junagadh and thier inquiry no. is, 02825630303

Nearest Railway Station is Junagadh and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812451849

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