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Address: City Palace, Alwar, India
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Sat - Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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we need to improve

we sure need to learn our lessons and improve upon our museums and hire professional museum curators to display and lay out our great collections and allow visitors to visit them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
55 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

The museum contains many items of interest from Alwar's history. However, they are very poorly displayed, many in glass-lidded cases that were fashionable in the 19th century. We rather thought that some of the dust might date from then also... There are very few labels in English, we had to rely on our guide to explain things. Such a pity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

we sure need to learn our lessons and improve upon our museums and hire professional museum curators to display and lay out our great collections and allow visitors to visit them. the museums need to be privatised to ensure that the great heritage and artifacts can be safeguarded and displayed for the future generations.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We went with our kids to show then our glorious history .Mesuem has large collection of property of rulers of the city but they are not well mantained .Alwar has glorious history but the mesuem is a total .It has not done justice to the ancestoral property .kids didnt enjoy much and so do we rather i will urge the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Visited this place with my family we actually never thought we are going to see something like this.I must say they have a very nice collection and you must go. Weapons are Breathtaking,you will feel you are in ancient time. :) Feel free to ask #TravelWolfie

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Gurgaon, India
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Hidden within the City Palace is the Alwar Museum . Its exhibits extravagance of the maharajas’ lifestyle: stunning weapons, stuffed Scottish pheasants, royal ivory slippers, erotic miniatures, royal vestments, a solid silver table, and stone sculptures, such as an 11th-century sculpture of Vishnu. There are also some striking ‘widescreen’ paintings of Imperial processions. it’s on the top floor of the... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is very interesting museum showing handsome collection of the-then rulers of Alwar .. It starts with 10-11 century idols ... royals cloths .. arms ... artifacts .. pictures ... books ... furniture ... They are in good condition and fit to amaze you

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New Delhi, India
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83 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

this place is good to go on a day when offices are closed as the place is surrounded by courts operating out of citi palace.Actually meuseum is part of citi palace building.It is managed poorly by some un interested govt employees.The persons managing inside do not know what is lying where.However it consists of some interesting books and most important... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

like: everything from paintings to arms weapons to the scriptures. dislike: needs some repair and maintenance badly ! there were many artifacts lying outside the musuem which means there is space issue also. over all a wonderful place for history enthusiast.

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Dubai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is worth visiting but sadly there was a powercut for 3 odd hours we waited so could see much. they

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New Delhi, India
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

its been located at the middle of the alwar but people does not know about it..not a place to visit...very boring .

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