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Museums in New Delhi, India

No matter which part of the world you may be in, you can learn more about the region - its past, history and culture by visiting a museum there. Museums, such as the history museum offer avenues for reliving the past and acquainting oneself with our rich historical past. In addition, museums attract visitors of all age groups and provide excellent opportunities for education, growth and recreation. What is even more fascinating is that there are a large variety of museums that can be found all over the globe, catering to the interests of a large number of people. These include history museums, art museums, archaeology museums, maritime museums, science museums, doll museums, and more. Those of you who are interested in this field can also look at building your career with a museum.

Let's take a look at some well known Museums in Delhi -

1. The National Museum

The National Museum is one of India's largest and most prestigious museums located near Rajpath, in New Delhi. On display are more than two lakh artifacts and artworks, depicting more than 2500 years of history and rich cultural heritage. Spread across three floors, at the National Museum you will find collections of Coins, Indian Textiles, Musical Instruments, Buddhist Art, Harappan Civilisation, Archaeology, Arms & Armour, Wood Sculptures, Terracotta, Miniature and Mural Paintings, and more. The National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology now deemed to be a University offers various interesting courses to students at its campus at the National Museum.

National Museum,
Janpath, near Rajpath, New Delhi
Monday Closed

For more information on The National Museum, New Delhi, visit: www.nationalmuseumindia.gov.in

2. National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History was established on 5th June, 1978 under the guidance of Late Smt. Indira Gandhi. The aim was to conserve, preserve as well as exhibit our rich flora & fauna, natural history, ecology, environment and till date, this museum serves as a venue for visits by school children and others who are interested in Natural History. Spread across four floors, at the Museum of Natural History you will find collections on preserved butterflies, preserved herpetological specimens, mounted specimens of animals and birds, etc.

National Museum of Natural History,
FICCI Museum Building, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001.
Closed on Mondays and National Holidays

For more information on National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi, visit: www.nmnh.nic.in

3. National Gandhi Museum

 

Also known as Gandhi Memorial Museum, the National Gandhi Museum is a museum that has been dedicated to Gandhiji, the Father of our Nation. On display are few personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi including a pair of wooden sandals, his walking stick, his personal diary, etc. Some of the galleries in this museum include a Photographic Gallery, an Art Gallery, Spinning Wheel Gallery, Martyrdom Gallery, etc.

National Gandhi Museum
Rajghat, New Delhi - 110002
Monday Closed

For more information on National Gandhi Museum, visit : www.gandhimuseum.org

4. National Rail Museum

The National Rail Museum is a unique and interesting museum located in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The museum celebrates locomotives and displays the rail heritage of India. Some of the highlights here include the Fairy Queen, Darjelling Himalayan Railway, Fire Engine, Steam Locomotives, Hill and Ghat etc.

National Rail Museum,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

For more information on National Rail Museum, visit: www.nrm.indianrailways.gov.in

5. Shankar's International Dolls Museum

Shankar's International Dolls Museum is a very popular museum, a must-visit for all kids. On display here are more than six thousand dolls from over eighty five countries.

Shankar's International Dolls Museum
Nehru House, 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi 110002
Closed on Mondays

For more information on International Dolls Museum, visit: www.childrensbooktrust.com/dm.htm

6. Nehru Museum

The first Prime Minister of India, Late JawaharLal Nehru's residence at Teen Murti Bhavan was converted into a Museum after his death. The Nehru Museum celebrates the life of Pandit Ji and on display here are some personal belongings and photographs etc.

Nehru Museum
Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi
Closed on Mondays

7. Crafts Museum (National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum)

Designed by architect Charles Correa, the Crafts Museum in New Delhi is a beautiful, open air museum which was established to preserve and display rural and tribal arts by craftsmen from all over India. A visit to this museum will remind of India's typical village streets. Some of the galleries in this museum include the Bhuta Sculpture Gallery, Courtly Craft & Textiles Gallery, Tribal & Folk Art as well as the Ritual Craft Gallery.

Crafts Museum
Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Road, New Delhi, India
Closed on Mondays

For more information on Crafts Museum, visit: www.nationalcraftsmuseum.nic.in

8. Musical Instruments Gallery

Music lovers will love this one! The gallery of Musical Instruments at the Sangeet Natak Academy houses more than 600 musical instruments at this permanent exhibition. Established in 1964 by Lord Yehudi Menuhin, the gallery displays a variety of Wind Instruments, String Instruments as well as Percussion Instruments including Veena, Bansuri, Tabla, Ghatam, etc.

Musical Instruments Gallery
Sangeet Natak Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan
Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110 001
Closed on Sat, Sun

For more information on Musical Instruments Gallery, visit: www.sangeetnatak.org/sna/museum.htm

More Continued Here - Educational Trip to Delhi Museums - Entertainment, Preservation Celebration of Culture

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Note: This listing is meant for informational purposes only. Please confirm the days and dates on which the museums are closed before visiting them. Prior permission may be required to visit some of these museums. The links to these sites may change without prior notice and we are not responsible for any errors in links.

 

 

 


 
 

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