Watson Museum Rajkot, Gujarat
Set up amidst the Jubilee Gardens, Watson Museum is a majestic museum, famous for housing artefacts, handicrafts, pottery, and princely relics dating back to 13th century. The museum is named after a British political agent, Colonel John Watson. Numbers of sections divided into the museums are manuscripts, textile, inscription, sculptures, coins, anthropology, folk embroidery and handicraft, musical instruments, woodwork, natural history and rocks and minerals. Indus Valley Civilization artefacts collected from Saurashtra region, 13th-century temple statues, carvings, memorabilia of Colonial rulers, library paintings and the paintings donated by the neighboring rulers are the highlights of the museums. Since the museum holds some vulnerable articles related to the history, it is all taken care by State Government. Also the museum is deemed as one of the finest and largest wide-ranging museums of Gujarat. Every year, on the second week of January, the museum hosts a weeklong Bhartiya Shilp Samrudhi festival.
Address: Dhebar Road, Lohana Para, Rajkot, Gujarat 360007
Timing: 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM & 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Closed on Wednesday, 2nd and 4th Saturday and Government Public Holiday
Attractions: Artefacts of prehistoric period, sculptures, anthropology, folk embroidery, handicraft, musical instruments, wood work, natural history and rocks and minerals