Museum / Gallery
At a distance of 700 m from Mount Abu Bus Station, the Government Museum is a historical treasure trove situated in Mount Abu. This is the main museum and also one of the prime tourist places in Mount Abu.
The Government Museum & Art Gallery of Mount Abu was setup within the Raj Bhawan premises in 1962. The main purpose of this museum is to preserve the archaeological wealth of the region. The museum has a rich collection of arts and artifacts bearing to the tribal life of the region that dates back to the 6th century AD. The museum is also known as Archaeological Museum of Mount Abu. Apart from revealing the rich history of the place, these exhibits also reflect the rich culture and tradition of Mount Abu.
The museum is divided into two sections based on their exhibited items. The first section portrays a picture of a local tribal village with 3-dimentionsal huts, weapons and musical instruments put to display. Varieties of earrings and garments are also on display at this section. The second section of the museum houses a series of miniature paintings. These paintings are based on themes like lain images from Sirohi, raga-raginis, a small canon named topdi, medium sized shields etc.
The notable collection of this museum is the finely carved out statues of Devdasi or Nartaki ranging from 6th century AD to 12th century AD procured from an ancient township called Chandravati, 7 km away from Mount Abu. There are intricate sculptures of Lord Shiva with his Trishul, Vish Kanya (Snake Goddess), Lord Surya (8th century AD) found in Achalgarh, Thiva (10th century AD) brought from Dilwara temple, the Chanvar Vahini and Laxmi (12th century AD) and Chandravati & Chamunda (8th century AD. It is truly a great experience for the tourists to pay a visit to this museum.
Timings: 9.30 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Fridays and other public holidays.
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indians & Rs. 50 for Foreigners