Jalan Museum

Quila Road
Patna, BR - 800008

Type: Arts Museums
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The Jalan Museum, also known as Quila House, is a private museum located in Patna, Bihar, India. It holds a unique position as one of the only two private museums in the state of Bihar12.

Here are some intriguing details about the Jalan Museum:

  • Overview:
  1. Quila House, constructed in 1919, stands on the banks of the Ganga River in the historic town of Patna.
  2. The house itself is an architectural gem, blending English and Dutch styles.
  3. The museum owes its existence to Diwan Bahadur Radha Krishna Jalan (R.K. Jalan) (1882–1954), a businessman and passionate art collector.
  4. The collection boasts around 10,000 objects, primarily from the modern period. These include items made of stone, metal, terra cotta, ivory, glass, and porcelain.
  5. Among the art objects, you’ll find European pieces alongside treasures from far and near eastern countries of Asia.
  • Visiting Hours:
  1. The museum welcomes visitors from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays to Saturdays.
  2. On Sundays, it opens from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but an advance appointment (requested 48 hours in advance) is necessary.
  • Legacy and Heritage:
  1. Part of Quila House remains a private residential area for the Jalan family.
  2. The Jalan Museum preserves Bihar’s ancient heritage, allowing visitors to explore the rich cultural tapestry of the region.
  3. From exquisite sculptures to historical artifacts, this hidden gem offers a glimpse into the past and the artistic sensibilities of R.K. Jalan.

Next time you’re in Patna, consider stepping into the Jalan Museum—a place where history and art converge.

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