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Watson Museum in Rajkot - Address Timings Images of Watson Museum
Watson Museum in Rajkot - Address Timings Images of Watson Museum

Watson Museum is Very Famous Museum in Rajkot District Saurashtra. Watson is a museum of human history and culture. Its collections precious objects of colonial period of India and History of Rajkot. It is amongst the largest and mainly comprehensive museum in State of Gujarat.

Watson Museum is measured to be the finest amongst 7 such museums located across Saurashtra (region) and run by the State Government because it holds invaluable articles and state-of-the-art facilities like photography, guide service, reference library and sales counter of the museum's publication.


Watson Museum in Rajkot Address - Timing, Location, Fees Details  

Address ---------------------------- Jubilee Garden Near Trikon Baug, Rajkot, Gujarat

Timing ------------------------------ 9.00 A.M TO 1.00 PM AND 3.00 PM TO 6.00 P.M
                                          (Closed Sunday, Public Holidays and every 2nd and 4th Saturday)

Entry Fees --------------------------- Rs. 2/- For Indians and Rs. 50/- For Foreigners.


History of Watson Museum

The Watson Museum was named in fond memory of Colonel John Watson in 1888. Colonel John Watson was political agent of Kathiawar Agency form 1881 to 1889. Watson Museum is the next most important museum in Gujarat, after the Museum of Baroda and is the oldest museum in Saurashtra (region). Most of his collections and other artifacts are preserved here. The museum building was finished in 1893, when it opened to the public by Governor Lord George Harris of Bombay Presidency.

The museum contains a library paintings and artifacts donated by the some royal families, a wide-ranging memorabilia of Colonial rule. It also depicts the influence of textiles and jewelry in Bharwads, Ahirs, Darbars and other native people of the region. There is also an exciting collection of Indus Valley Civilization artifacts collected from various sites around the Saurashtra region. Watson Museum Rajkot Images available.

The Watson museum is divided into different sections namely; paintings and manuscripts, textile, inscription, sculptures, coins, anthropology, folk embroidery and handicraft, musical instruments, wood work, natural history and rocks and minerals.

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