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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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  • The museum is named after of Colonel John Watson in 1888 who was a British political agent of Kathiawar Agency from 1881 to 1889. Colonel Watson was fond of history and archaeology and most of his col...  more »
  • Good Museam and good artefacts to see. Entry fee is 5 INR which is too cheap but you need to pay 100 per device for photography otheriwse some idiot will keep murmuring all the time and will give you ...  more »
  • A peep into the history of Gujarat and its royalty. Has a good collection of sculptures, paintings and inscriptions on stones and metal. Some sections need better maintenance and pointers.  more »
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  • Very good place for history lovers !! You can spent 1 hours easily there if you watch things carefully. Nice place !
  • 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.

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There are a wide variety of lodging options in the metropolis of Rajkot, ranging from affordable and basic to quite luxurious. If you're looking to save money, stay along Dhebar and Kanak Roads, along the ST bus stand. In Rajkot, prices are indicative of location, so expect higher prices in more central spots. This could be a good time to splurge simply because the relatively modest number of attractions isn't enough to keep you out of the hotel.
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