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Taj Museum, Agra

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  • The Taj Museum is located in the complex of the Taj Mahal. The Museum is small, but keeps the story of the Taj Mahal. There are paintings, gold coins, drawings, swords and much more, but it is forbidden to photograph. The same ticket of the Taj Mahal serves to enter the Taj Museum.
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  • Taj museum is located just inside the Taj complex. You can see original drawings of Taj . Tools and equipment used during making of Taj are also part of museum. Different type of stones used in making...  more »
  • One should visit the museum on his trip to the Taj, else you will miss lot of things. Lot of things are kept safe of the mougal times.  more »
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  • Very good place. There are many old historical stuff. Good collection.
  • The most commonly visited museum is the one inside Taj Mahal. It is also called as Taj Mahal museum or Taj Museum. This museum has many manuscripts of 17th century with the signature of Shah Jahan. There are many drawings and blueprints of Taj Mahal. Apart from these, there are a lot of painting, coins, ivory based crafts, Quran stand made of Jade, arms and vessels used by kings and others. In another gallery, there are a lot of documents which marks many historic events. This museum is close on Friday. The total museum is divided into three galleries. The first gallery is for calligraphic arts, vessels and arms used by kings of Mughal Empire. It is said that the vessels would change colour if the food inside it contains poison. The second gallery is for coins, portraits and ivory based craft items. The third gallery is for historic documents and records including the site plan of Taj Mahal. The other museum is the Spiritual Museum which has antiques related to architectures. It is for those who love art and architecture. It is a little away from Taj Mahal. If you visit at the right time, you can take part in yoga workshops that happen in this museum.This museum is close on Friday. The total museum is divided into three galleries. The first gallery is for calligraphic arts, vessels and arms used by kings of Mughal Empire. It is said that the vessels would change colour if the food inside it contains poison. The second gallery is for coins, portraits and ivory based craft items. The third gallery is for historic documents and records including the site plan of Taj Mahal.
  • The museum was established in 1982 in the ground floor in western Naubat Khana, also known as Jal Mahal, with in the Taj Mahal complex. It is a double storied building having a quadrangle projection outside and is built on a raised platform. The museum comprises of three galleries in addition to the main hall and has on display various exhibits relating mostly to the construction of the Taj Mahal and to the period of its builders. Totally 121 antiquities are on display, which are broadly categorized as Mughal miniature paintings, manuscripts, government decrees, specimen of calligraphy, arms, utensils, plans and drawings of Taj Complex, paintings, specimen inlay work, marble pillars, etc. In main hall the paintings of Shah Jahan and his most favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal both on ivory, encased in ornamental wooden frame, replicas of coins minted Akbarabad (Agra) are on display. Paintings from the famous Persian epic Shahnama of Firdausi, an interesting manuscript of Chaihl Majlis dated to 1612 AD bearing the signature of Shah Jahan under the royal seal dated 4th February 1628 and other are displayed in this gallery.
  • Taj Museum houses artefacts related to Mughal dynasty which include items like painitings, coins, Taj mahal architectural plans, government documents, farmans, royal utensils etc. History lovers can visit to understand the history of Taj Mahal and Mughal era!
  • The museum was established in 1982 in the ground floor in western Naubat Khana, also known as Jal Mahal, with in the Taj Mahal complex. It is a double storied building having a quadrangle projection outside and is built on a raised platform. The museum comprises of three galleries in addition to the main hall and has on display various exhibits relating mostly to the construction of the Taj Mahal and to the period of its builders. Totally 121 antiquities are on display, which are broadly categorized as Mughal miniature paintings, manuscripts, government decrees, specimen of calligraphy, arms, utensils, plans and drawings of Taj Complex, paintings, specimen inlay work, marble pillars, etc. In main hall the paintings of Shah Jahan and his most favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal both on ivory, encased in ornamental wooden frame, replicas of coins minted Akbarabad (Agra) are on display. Paintings from the famous Persian epic Shahnama of Firdausi, an interesting manuscript of Chaihl Majlis dated to 1612 AD bearing the signature of Shah Jahan under the royal seal dated 4th February 1628 and other are displayed in this gallery. The first gallery contains plans and colour drawings showing the salient features of the architecture of Tai Mahal. The most worthwhile is a site plan, front elevation of the tomb and other details are recorded on this site plan. Copies of Shah Jahan’s farmans dated AH 1042 (August 1632) addressed to Raja Jai Singh and another farman dated 20th June 1637 addressed to Raja Jai Singh of Jaipur to ensure regular supply of the makrana marble, etc. required in the construction of the imperial building, Taj Mahal are also exhibited in the gallery.
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