H H Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum

A stunning and magnificent piece of European architecture, the HH Maharaja Sir Jiwajirao Scindia Museum located in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, is a living palace known as Jai Vilas Palace. Visit the museum to explore the exquisite collections of a range of artifacts and the breathtaking architecture along with its interior to delight the artist in you.


Information for Visitors

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)

Location: Jaivilas Palace, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Entry Fees: Rs100 for Indians, Rs600 for foreigners

About the Museum

Commissioned as a private residence by HH Shrimant Jayajirao Scindia in 1857 to welcome King Edward VII, the west wing of the majestic Jai Vilas Palace was converted into a museum by the late wife of HH Maharaja Sir George Jiwajirao Scindia on 12th December 1964. Located in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, the place is a living Palace Museum and is administered by Mannu Raje Charitable Trust.

Designed and built according to the finest European architecture, the palace is spread over an area of 12,40,771 square feet and illustrates an amalgamation of Tuscan and Corinthian styles with a strong Baroque effect. A dreamland for art and history paramours, the magnificent museum is one of a kind in the country with its beautiful architecture, stunning interior, and rare artifacts displayed there. Visitors can see the nicely decorated Stateroom, the royal kitchen which has the whisper of three cultures- Indian, French, and English. Other halls and galleries are decorated with diverse exhibits for the visitors to see.

The permanent collections housed in the museum are:

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

  • Gwalior Fort
  • Saas Bahu Temple
  • Gwalior Zoo
  • Teli ka Mandir

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