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Watson Museum, Rajkot

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The Watson Museum, considered to be one of the best among the seven such museums located across Saurashtra (region) and managed by the Gujarat state Government, it has collections of precious objects from the princely State of Rajkot founded by the Jadeja Rajputs. It holds invaluable articles, artifacts, photographs, a reference library and the museum's publication are sold through a counter.HistoryThe museum is set up in the Queen Victoria memorial institute buildings located in Jubilee Garden, Rajkot. The museum was named in fond memory of Colonel John Watson in 1888 who was a British political agent of Kathiawar Agency from 1881 to 1889. Watson Museum is the second most important museum in Gujarat, after the Museum of Baroda and is the oldest museum in Saurashtra (region). Colonel Watson was fond of history and archaeology and used to collect information on Rajkot. Most of his collections and other artifacts are preserved here. The museum building was completed in 1893, and opened to the public by Governor Lord George Harris of Bombay Presidency.The Watson Museum exhibits copies of artifacts from Mohenjodaro, natural history, 13th century carvings, temple statues, costumes and design of the houses of the local tribal people. The Watson Museum also houses an excellent collection of traditional, archaeological items and coins.
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TripAdvisor
  • We experience the past. Well maintained with all the descriptions written. Nominally entry fee and children will enjoy seeing our history.  more »
  • This museum have wide collection of paintings, manuscripts, coin, handicrafts, musical instruments etc. This museum is close on public hoiday and sunday.  more »
  • This museum has some interesting pieces but the displays are very dated. The collections are quite varied.  more »
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  • Most Beautiful and 2nd most important Museum in Gujarat is The Watson Museum, This will Set up in Queen Victoria Memorial Institute Location Jubilee Garden
  • Very Good Museum. Must visit for history lovers. It is inside Jubilee Garden.
  • damnnn good museum if you are in rajkot you should have to once visit this place
  • Very Famous and with having its own history in Museum. Too and Sculpture and the Culture of the world is wide and beautifully arranging.
  • Grt place must go once if you are from rajkot area. Need more care of this place .