Hazarduari Palace Museum 1/undefined by Tripoto
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM except on Fridays
History tours
Rs 10 for Indians, USD 2 for foreigners
December - May
1 out of 25 attractions in Murshidabad

Hazarduari Palace Museum

Murshidabad was at one time the capital of the province of Bengal under the rule of the Sultans. The Hazarduari Palace was built during the rule of the Nawab Nasib Humayun Jah. It was built by a British architect in the Greek or Doric style. The museum inside this palce is known as the Hazarduari Palace Museum and is a very interesting place with over 20 galleries. There are over 1000 antiques and most of these focus on the history of Bengal and the royals of this region. There are also exhibits of weapons, clothings and other such things.
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address & contactChowk Bazaar, Hazarduari, Murshidabad, West Bengal 742149, India+91-3482-270334good forHistory Buffs Photo Fanaticswebsitehttp://asi.nic.in/asi_museums_murshidabad.asptimingsAll days of the week except Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PMvisit duration2 to 3 hoursentry fee5 per person for Indians200 per person for foreignaboutThe Hazarduari (Thousand Doors) Palace also doubles up as the museum. Designed by British sapper, the palace was constructed in Italian marble between 1829 and 1837. It has perhaps 900 ‘real’ doors (including French windows) as well as a plethora of false doors. Nawab Nazeem Humayun Jha is reputed to have spent an unbelievable (for that time) Rs 18 lakh on his residence. Spread over three floors, the palace has some 120 rooms. The walls are lined with old oil portraits. Artefacts include the silver throne of the nawabs, chandeliers and antique furniture.