Located on Janpath just south of Rajpath, the National Museum offers a
unique insight into the history and culture of India. It is the largest
museum of Delhi that has a wide gamut of exhibits that includes bronzes,
terracotta and wood sculptures, miniature paintings, mural paintings,
costumes of the tribal people etc. dating back from the ancient times of
The museum is definitely worth visiting and is open Tuesday to Sunday from
10 am to 5 pm. Right next door is the Archaeological Survey of India office
which is also worth wile to visit.
National Gallery of Modern Art
near India Gate inside Jaipur house, National Gallery of Modern Art was
established in the year 1954. This place is the best place to see Indian
contemporary art and this royal building was formerly the residence of the
Maharaja of Jaipur. It houses an excellent collection of approximately 4,000
paintings, graphics, and sculptures of the modern artists, dating back from
the mid 19th century till date..
It is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
Nehru Museum is situated on the Teen Murti Marg in the New Delhi. Earlier
the museum was the residence of the first Indian Prime Minister, Pt.
Jawaharlal Nehru. This is the best place to know about Jawaharlal Nehru in
various phases of his life and learn about the history of the Independence
Movement of India through the amazing display of photographs and newspaper
During the tourist season there is a sound & light how about his life
and the independence movement. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10
am to 5 pm.
Rail Transport Museum
An exotic collection of Indian railway coaches can fascinate you at rail
transport museum which is located near Motibagh flyover at Chanakyapuri.
Over 140 years if Indian railway history has been preserved including an
engine built in 1885 and the Fairy Queen steam engine of 1855. Offering
bountiful reasons to enjoy your hearts out, the museum is open Tuesday to
Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
Situated in the Institutional Area of Lodhi Road, this small yet
fascinating museum has an amusing collection of ceremonial items brought out
of Tibet when the Dalai Lama fled following the Chinese occupation and
includes an exquisite collection of Buddha figurines, old currency notes,
prayer objects, musical instruments, antique jewelry, ritual objects, and so
on. Downstairs is a shop selling a wide range of Tibetan handicrafts. There
are often lecture / discussion sessions..
The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm.
International Dolls Museum
by the eminent political cartoonist, K Shankar Pillai, International Dolls
Museum in Nehru House on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg displays 6000 dolls from 85
countries. This unique doll's museum has one of the largest collection of
costume dolls anywhere in the world. About one third dolls are from India,
rest from about 85 countries from all across the world. Beautiful costumes
dolls can lure anybody to this special museum.
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
Located in the Aditi Pavilion at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Grounds,
this classic museum displays an exclusive collection of traditional Indian
handicrafts in textiles, metal, wood, ceramics and offers first-hand
experience of craftsmen at work. The museum boasts of having the most
exquisite and rare art and craft pieces that have been selected from all
over the country. The distinctive museum that preserves rich Indian culture
in the form of the best handcrafted work, attract the tourists very much.
Opening hours are daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Gandhi Darshan is situated near Raj Ghat. This place display paintings and
photos about the life and deeds of father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, also at Raj Ghat, has displays of some of
Gandhi's personal possessions.
Indira Gandhi Memorial
Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum was the residence of the former Prime
Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, which was later converted into museum
after her assassination by her own bodyguards on 31st October 1984. The
museum conserves some of the personal belongings of Indira Gandhi such as
the sari (complete with blood stains) she was wearing at the time of her
assassination, collection of photographs, which record the Nationalist
movement, childhood of Indira Gandhi and the Nehru-Gandhi family.
The museum is open from 9:30am to 5.00pm.
The Museum Of Natural History is opposite the Nepalese Embassy on
Barakhamba Road. Fronted by a large model dinosaur, it has a collection of
fossils, stuffed animals, and birsd, and a 'hands on ' discovery room for
children. It's open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
There is a National Philatelic Museum hidden in the post office at Dak
Bhavan, Sardar Patel Chowk on Sansad Marg (Parliament St). It's closed on
Saturday and Sunday. At Indira Gandhi International Airport there is an Air
Force Museum, open daily except Tuesday from 10 am to 1:30 pm.