Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001
Phone : 0151 2525609
PRACHINA Bikaner Cultural Center and Museum was established by Siddhi Kumari daughter of Late Maharaja Narendra Singhji of Bikaner in 2000, at the beginning of the new millennium with a vision to preserve Bikaner’s rich cultural diversity and to showcase monolithic identity of Bikaner in form of a Museum. Siddhi Kumari’s endavour is in line with the Bikaner Royal Family’s rich and glorious tradition of establishing institutions for public benifits.
PRACHINA MUSEUM, displays royal custumes and textiles, family portraits of the former rulers, their changing cultural milieus from generation to generation, their response to Western influences, their ritualism and religious accessories, and the legacy of their patronage which survives in Bikaner’s contemporary arts and crafts till date.
Cultural Center works towards promoting local artists by providing them space within the museum complex to demonstrate and sale their works of art. The center also aims at developing the revival of the folk performing arts of Marwar region and its oral traditions.
The Cultural center is working towards documenting the museum’s collection and cultural heritage of this princely state. Library of the center has rich collection of books on history art and culture of Bikaner and is accessible to scholars and interested visitors. Currently Artist Vishnu Mehra showcases his pastels and oils on canvas and paper combining western form of art with folk themes. Also various other artists and Ustakars work on the premises demonstrating their skills and craft.
Source : prachinamuseum.org
Visiting hours : 09.00AM to 06.00PM, all days of the week
Entry fee : Rs.10/- for Indians and Rs. 25/- for foreign tourists