Sri PratapSingh Museum is a place of historical importance in Kashmir valley. It demonstrates the history and culture of the valley and the huge collection of antiques are worth exploring for history enthusiasts. The museum was originally the summer Palace of the kings of Kashmir, however in the year 1898 it was converted into a museum.
The most prominent feature of the museum is the huge collection of objects from the Jammu and Kashmir which includes shawls, paintings, arms and armoury, silver images, copper and jade ornaments, copper and brass utensils and Ladakhi handicrafts. The museum also preserves the rare terracotta heads of 3rd century that were collected from the Buddhist site in Ushkur. One can witness the moulded terracotta plaques dating back to 4th and 5th century from Harwan. The museum is known to hold famous sculptures of ancient Hindu mythology like the brass model of Lokeshvara and a green stone structure of Lord Vishnu sitting on Garuda. A 5th century copper statue of Buddha demonstrates the Gandhara style of architecture. The museum charges a nominal fee of Rs.10/- for Indian visitors and Rs.50/- for foreigners. It is open from 10:00 am to 5:00pm for all days of the week except Wednesday.
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|