Museums in Bikaner

NRCC Bikaner:

Camels are an inseparable part of the desert region. ‘The ship of the desert’ as it is rightly called as because of its strong resistant to the susceptible arid and semi-arid region.

Camels have been an incredible part of the journey in the desert areas and now also are a part of the BSF workforce; and earlier have also contributed towards the construction of Indra Gandhi canal in the western part. This gravity has been cited far back in 1984 when The National Research Centre on Camel, a premier institute of Indian Council of Agriculture and Research, was set as a breeding farm for camels.

NRCC Bikaner

Address: Post Box – 07, Jodhpur Bypass, Rajasthan 334001
Phone:0151 223 0183

A well maintained hygienic farm where you can find camels of all age, types and size and this is where NRCC engages in basic and applied research for improvement and breeding of camels. The camels on the farm are crossbred in order to create the strongest, fastest, and best milk-producing camels.

There is also a museum you can visit and a camel parlor in the vicinity where you will get the items like lassi, yogurt and chai made with camel’s milk. Though a little salty in taste, the milk has a bunch of health benefits. You can go for a camel ride for some minimal amount; video shooting and photography can also be undertaken.

Go there to learn more about the camel, their behavior, and what makes them so special and, of course, the baby camels!

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum:

The museum is also called Ganga Singh Government museum and is managed by the government of Rajasthan. The museum presents a glimpse of the rich history of the royals of the Bikaner. The museum delineates the life of the Maharajas of Bikaner and has a huge collection of terracotta ware, lacquer work, carpentry, sculptures, wooden carvings, weapons, costumes, miniature paintings, pottery, armour, carpets and coins.  The Museum has a train that was brought by the then Raja Ganga Singh and also exemplifies all the items used by him in his reign. It also displays an airplane gifted to him as a gesture of gratitude for his participation in the world war.


Address: Near Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Sadul Singh Museum:

The museum was built in 1972, and continues to adorn the top floor of the Sadul Niwas inside the Lalgarh palace. The intense Georgian painting, hunting trophies, unique artefacts, and photographs outline the extravagant style of living of the great kings namely Maharaja Ganga Singh, Sadul Singh and Karni Singh.

Sadul Singh Museum

Address: Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001

Prachina Museum:

The museum was established in 2000 by Siddhi kumari, the daughter of late Maharaja Narendra Singh ji of Bikaner, to showcase the rich cultural characteristics of Bikaner. The museum has on display the costumes of the ladies from the royal family. The textile, fabrics and the craftsmanship is worth a glance. It demonstrates the exuberant lifestyle and stark fondness of the clothes amongst the women of the royal lineage. Also, on display are the royal crafts, articles and artefacts. The aim to establish this museum was to familiarise people with the rich tradition of Bikaner.


Address: Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001