Taj Museum is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Agra, especially by scholars and researchers of Taj Mahal. Built in 1982, the museum is housed in Jal Mahal within the Taj Mahal complex on the left side of the main gate. It comprises two floors and three galleries along the main hall.
The museum hosts 120 exhibits including manuscripts, miniature paintings, royal decrees, arms, utensils, decorative pieces and imitations of the coins minted in Agra in those times.
It also contains the original drawings indicating how the position of the graves was designed so that their foot could be seen by visitors from any angle. On display are also the manuscripts and other important documents related to the conception and flawless construction that resulted in making the Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Among the most important exhibits are the portraits of Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, set in an ornate wooden frame. The museum remains open to public from 10 AM to 5.PM against a nominal entry fee.
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