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Jalan Museum

Jalan Museum, Patna
Qila House
Established 1919
Location Patna, Bihar, India
Type Art & Heritage Museum[1]
Collections 10,000 objects[2]
Owner Aditya Jalan[3]
Website .comquilahouse

The Jalan Museum (Hindi: जलान संग्रहालय) is a private museum located in Patna, Bihar, India. It is one of the only two private museums in Bihar state.[4][5]


Built in 1919, this museum was established by Diwan Bahadur Radha Krishna Jalan (R.K. Jalan) (1882 - 1954), who was a business and an art collector.[6] The building it is in the style of English and Dutch and is known locally as the Quila House.[7] The museum is situated in Patna City area, beside the bank of Ganges in Patna.

The collection of objects numbering to about 10,000, belonged mostly to the modern period include stone, metal, terraotta, ivory, glass and porcelains. Of the art objects, many are European and a few from the far and near eastern countries of Asia.[2][8]

Part of the building continues to be a private residential area of the Jalan family. The museum is open to visitors 9-11 am, Mondays to Saturdays, and 10 am - 4 pm on Sundays, though prior appointment, 48 hours before the visit is required.[9]

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External links

  • A Brief IntroductionQuila House and the Jalan Collection,

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