House of Jagat Seth Museum contains personal possessions of Jagat Seth and his family including coins of the bygone era, muslin and other extravagant clothes, Banarasi sarees embroidered with gold and silver threads. Jagat Seth, also the title for the powerful moneylender family he belonged to, looked after the mint and treasury accounts of Bengal during the Nawabi period. He played a key role in the conspiracy involving the imprisonment and ultimate killing of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah. His house, replete with a secret underground tunnel as well as an underground chamber, where illegal trade plans were hatched, is what has been converted into the museum.
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Sunday: 6.30am - 6 pm Monday: 6.30am - 6 pm Tuesday: 6.30am - 6 pm Wednesday: 6.30am - 6 pm Thursday: 6.30am - 6 pm Friday: 6.30am - 6 pm Saturday: 6.30am - 6 pm The Museum is open on public holidays.
Indian Adults: INR 15/- Foreign Adults: INR 100/- Free for children under the age of eight.