Dogra Art museum was inaugurated as Dogra art Gallery by the First President Of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad on 18th was initially set up at Gandhi Bhavan in Jammu; however in 1991 it was upgraded to a full-fledged multipurpose museum and shifted to its present building situated in Mubarak Mandi complex, Old Secretariat, Jammu known as Pink Hall. The museum is a treasure house of Dogra Cultural Heritage and living example of the art and architecture prevalent during that period. It is renowned for the collection of magnificent Basohali paintings.
The museum also houses terracotta heads from Akhnoor, sculptures, numismatics, manuscripts, dogra costumes, jewellery, arms and armoury, metal objects and decorative art. The intricately decorated marble jharokha are the best example of the then prevalent art.The museum is open all days of the week except Mondays. The visiting hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. A nominal entry fee of Rs.50/- for foreigners and Rs.10/- for Indian citizens is charged. A subsidised entry to school children is provided at Rs. 2/- per head to promote history tours in schools. The museum is worth exploring for History enthusiasts and gives them an authentic experience.
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|
|Timings||All days of the week 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|