There are two famous museums in the Jammu city. The main attraction of the Jammu museums is their rich collection of miniature paintings collectively known as 'Pahari' school of paintings or hill school of paintings. Given below is more information on the each of the museums in Jammu city.
Amar Mahal Palace Museum
Amar Palace is a magnificent red sand stone monument, surrounded by
beautiful Shivaliks and gushing Tawi River. Once the residential palace
of Raja Amar Singh, the palace has now been converted into a museum. The
museum has a hexagonal room housing a magnificent golden throne, along
with a 120 kg pure gold sofa, embedded with golden lions. Other
attractions of the museum include a gallery displaying paintings known
as Nal Damyanti along with other Pahari paintings and family portraits
of rulers of Jammu and Kashmir. Designed like a French Chateau, Amar
Mahal Palace Museum also boasts of a library having a collection of
around 25000 books.
Dogra Art Museum
Dogra Art Museum is situated in the Pink Hall of Mubarak Mandi complex.
Around 800 rare paintings belonging to Basoli, Jammu and Kangra schools
of paintings form the rich collection of the museum. Another attraction
of the museum is a gold plated bow and arrow belonging to the Mughal
emperor Shah Jahan. The museum also has on display an array of carpentry
tools, hand written manuscripts of Shahnama and Sikendernama (written in
Persian) and a Takri script inscribed stone plate.