Jaisalmer Government Museum was established on the 19 Feb 1984 by Department of Archeology with an aim to highlight the diverse tradition, culture of Thar Desert and its heritage. It is located near the Moomal Hotel on Police Line Road. This museum has a unique collection of sculptures from townships of that era of Kairadu and Lodurva of 12th century, marine and wood fossils.
Government Museum,Jaisalmer is located on Police Line Road near Moomal Hotel. It was opened in 1984. It houses a great collection of wood and marine fossils and gives an insight into the geological past of the area. Sculptures from the earliest townships of Kiradu and Lodurva dating back to the 12th century and the graceful youth of those times can be traced in the Government Musuem in Jaisalmer.
History of Jaisalmer Govt. Museum
Government Museum Jaisalmer was founded by the Department of Archeology and the purpose of the museum was to highlight the multifaceted tradition, culture of Thar Desert and its heritage which was started in 19th Feb 1984. The museum exhibits great collection of marine and wood fossils which helps in giving insight of geological past of the region. Sculptures from townships of that era of Kairadu and Lodurva of 12th century can be traced in this museum.
Nearly all types of marine fossil buried in limestone, shale and sandstone are likely to be seen in the museum. Most of the early vertebrate and hard shelled invertebrates are all represented in the fossil record and the soft bodied animals such as worms and sea anemones can be found at Government Museum Jaisalmer. Other attraction of Jaisalmer includes Manak Chowk, Gadisisar Lake, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli and beautiful Jain temples. You will also find some amazing embroidered works, silver items, jewelries etc to shop from the local markets of Jaisalmer.