Museums In New Delhi

18th Jun 2019
Photo of Museums In New Delhi by Vivek Khade

1) National Museum:-

Also known as national museum of india,It is one of the largest museums in delhi. Boasting of over 200,000 works of foreign and Indian art, this museum covers more than 5,000 years of worldwide rich cultural heritage.

1)Location- Janpath, New Delhi

2)Entry Fee- Rs 20 for Indians and Rs 650 for Foreigners (Students up to class 12th get free entry ticket)

3)Timings- 10 AM to 6 PM (Monday Closed)

4)Speciality- Radha and Krishna in the boat of Love.

2) National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum:-

Popularly knwon as the national crafts museum

MHHM is one of the largest crafts museums in Delhi NCR.

Run by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, this museum is home to over 35, 000 distinctive pieces of craft; all of which reflect the amazing skills and craftsmanship of Indian craftsmen via embroidery, paintings, textiles and clay, wood and stone craft items.

1)Location- Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Marg

2)Entry Fee- Re 1 for Indian students, Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 150 for Foreigners

3)Timings- 10 AM to 5 PM (Monday Closed)

4)Speciality- Rare and Distinctive Craft Work

3) National Rail Museum:-

Focusing mainly on India’s rail heritage, the National Rail Museum has both outdoor and indoor exhibits with a toy train ride which allows visitors to cover the entire museum on regular days.

Home to a fascinating collection of more than 100 real size exhibits of the Indian Railways, one can find displays of static and working models, historical photographs, antique furniture and signalling equipment in this best museum in Delhi.

1)Location- Chanakyapuri

2)Entry Fee- Rs 50 for Adults, Rs 10 for children between ages 3 to 12. Rates double up on weekends and government holidays.

3)Timings- 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday Closed)

4)Speciality- Rail Heritage of India.

4) Shankar’s International Dolls Museum:-

Being an immensely large collection of Dolls in the nation’s capital, this Museum in Delhi was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. Home to around 6,500 dolls from more than 80 countries, this is a popular Museum amongst children and adults alike.

1)Location- Nehru House, 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

2)Entry Fee- Rs 15 for Adults and Rs 5 for Children

3)Timings- 10 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday Closed)

4)Speciality- 150 types of Indian costume dolls.

5) Nehru Memorial Museum & Library:-

2, 50, 000 printed books, 1, 50, 000 photographs and 8, 000 audio tapes reveal information on Nehru and the Indian freedom movement in this museum in Delhi NCR.

1)Location- Teen Murti Bhawan,

2)Entry Fee- Free

3)Timings- 9 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday Closed)

4)Speciality- Nehru related information.

6) Indian Air Force Museum:-

Being a museum of the Indian Air Force, this museum features a gallery containing historic memorabilia, photographs, personal weapons and uniforms of the Indian Air Force since its inception years ago. Visitors can also view a small aircraft, large aircraft and Air Force inventory here.

1)Location- Palam

2)Entry Fee- Free

Timings- 10 AM to 5 PM (Monday and Tuesday Closed)

Speciality- Aviation Museum

7) National Philatelic Museum:-

Amongst all museum in Delhi, this one is immensely popular and interesting. Operated by the Department of Post, the National Philatelic Museum is known for its amphitheatre, library and display of postage stamps. An area has also been dedicated for people to view artists at work.

1)Location- Sansad Marg Road

2)Entry Fee- Free

3)Timings- 10 AM to 5 PM (Saturday and Sunday Closed)

4)Speciality- Post-independence era stamps, Philatelic workshops.

8) Sanskriti Museums:-

This museum is actually a set of three museums in Delhi which are the Textile Museum, Museum of Indian Terracotta and Museum of ‘Everyday Art’.

The diverse showcase of Indian Textile heritage and several objects related to terracotta art, figures and sculptures can be found in the first 2 museums respectively.

1)Location- Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Anand Gram

2)Entry Fee- Free

3)Timings- 10 AM to 5 PM (Monday Closed)

4)Speciality- 3 Museums housed in one.

Photo of Museums In New Delhi by Vivek Khade