The Museum is at the Mumtaz Mahal. The Rang Mahal is named so because of its colourfully painted interior. The Northern and the Southern parts were called Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors) built delicately with a fine marble screen on which is carved the symbol of justice
There used to be an elegant balcony made of marble over the Yamuna where the royalty used to appear for public view. The most beautiful part is naturally the Diwan-e-Khas which was for private audience of the King. In 1739, Mohammed shah took away the famous Peacock Throne. Then again during the Mutiny of 1857, the soldiers declared Behadur Shah Zafar as the Emperor of India and marched towards the Lal Qila Shouting the slogan ‘Dilli Chalo’.
The peacock Throne was placed on an impressive stage with arches supporting its ceiling and was gilded with silver and had one of the finest engravings and paintings. On the corner arches are inscribed the couplets of Firdausi, the poet at Shah Johans’s court. The Hammam has 3 bathing chambers with fountains in the middle of the central chamber. Shah Burj was the place where the Kings held private meeting. Here they would also relax and enjoyed the privacy. The Moti Masjid was a private Mosque later added by the emperor Aurangzed. To its north is the Hayat Baksh, a beautiful Mughal Garden built by Shah Jahan. There is a Zafor Mahol too. The Peacock for which had served as the center of Mughal Grandeure, in one of the greatest monuments of India. It is a symbol of India’s glorious past and rich history.