The Durbar Hall and Museum has an interesting collection of weapons, thrones, silver articles, costumes, paintings, tapestries, and palanquins on display. It is situated in the old Palace of Nawab (Rang Mahel) near Diwan Chowk.
Built in a beautiful old palace of Junagarh, the Darbar Hall Museum is amongst the finest museums in Gujarat as it preserves the treasures of the Junagarh rulers. Darbar Hall was the court for the erstwhile Nawabs of Junagadh and was later converted into a museum to preserve the possessions of Junagarh Maharajas. The splendid repository includes the 19th-century possession of the Nawabs that were found here years ago.
Darbar Hall Museum houses different galleries exhibiting around 2900 artefacts- picture gallery, palanquin room, textile and costumes gallery, weapons gallery, etc. Picture gallery boasts a large collection of photographs and paintings of last Nawab with his numerous dogs. The artefacts like weapons, armour, palanquins, sparkling chandeliers, howdahs, diamond woven carpets, photos, gowns, silver items, jewellery and paintings that depict the lifestyles of the Nawabs are the major highlights of the museum. Owing to its exquisite collection of artefacts, the museum is visited by people in huge number.
Address: Taj Manzil Building, Sardarbaug, Junagadh - 362001
Timing: 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM & 2:45 PM to 6:00 PM, Closed on Wednesday, 2nd and 4th Saturday and all public holidays.
Attractions: Weapons, Armour, Palanquins, Chandeliers, Howdahs from the Days of the Nawabs, Huge Carpet Woven in Junagadh's Jail, Photos of the Last Nawab with his Numerous Beloved Dogs