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In this article, we will tell you about the museums of the Jammu city in India.

Museums in Jammu

Museums in JammuThere 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.