Subir Raha Oil Museum

Subir Raha Oil Museum, Dehradun: Address, Subir Raha Oil Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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ronit gaikwad
Mumbai, India1,692 contributions
Nov 2021
Not many people know about this fantastic museum. I feel this since even our driver, who was a localite, never knew that the ONGC headquarters had such a fantastic museum.

This is by far one of the best and the most impressive museums I have ever visited and rather a first-time visit to an oil museum. When we visited the museum, we were the only ones since it had been recently opened post the COVID pandemic. But what we saw and experienced is nothing short of sheer brilliance.

There is a whole host of information on everything related to fossil fuels and what ONGC does for the country. The biggest highlight is that they have created mini working models of many processes that are done for the processing of oil from the earth. This includes models such as fractional distillation, digging for extraction of oil, etc. Other than that, the museum also contains a live map of the Mangalore refinery. A live map indicates they have placed buttons on the dashboard. As you click those buttons, you can see with lights blinking the various storages such as diesel, jet fuel, etc. And also what other processes and machines are located in which part of the refinery.

They have also kept real instruments such as the various kinds of drill bits and pipes used in the extraction of crude oil. There is also a snapshot of India's history and a small tube containing oil from the first extraction at India's Digboi oil field in Assam.

All in all, I would say if you are in Dehradun, do not miss visiting this museum. This is super amazing, and if there are school kids, this is one place that will be really valuable to them in terms of gaining knowledge from what is directly shared by ONGC. Simply fantastic museum !!!
Written 14 November 2021
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Pradeep A
New Delhi, India412 contributions
Jan 2020
Best its own property. Situated in the oil city of Dehradun ONG and named after prominent figure of ONGC. Ticket entry is meagre and good for younger people who would like to know the process of crude.
Written 29 February 2020
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rijin_mech
Mumbai, India105 contributions
May 2018 • Family
It is all about oil and how crude is processed. visit if you are interested in the subject. there are some exhibits to depict the process.
Written 1 April 2019
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drrstandon
Dehradun, India27 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Situated in the charming Hill Station of Dehradun, the museum is named after ex-CMD of ONGC and located at the HQs of ONGC, the National Oil Company of India, inside heritage building/ kothi of Maharaja of Patiala which was subsequently given to ONGC for its office and now called as Tel Bhawan. The building houses at well maintained place having good lawns with photo opportunities. There is a nominal/ reasonable entry fee but free entry for group of students.
Through wonderful videos and demonstrations, exhibits of exploration and production for Hydrocarbons and Crude Oil history, etc. are marvelously displayed. Near the entrance a souvenir shop is also there. The museum encompasses in detail history & various facets of Oil industry. Visit to museum is interesting, knowledgeable and learning about gamuts of oil Industry & business and is very and educational. The museum is split into distinct sections; one depicting the oil history with samples of varieties of crude oil and several charts & posters explaining their characteristics, another segment offers an insight at the exploration and production including the transportation methods and refining technology used in the industry. It additionally has an AV Room presenting the adventure of ONGC and Oil industry in India.
Written 4 February 2019
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Ashish S
374 contributions
Oct 2018 • Business
Visit was nice and we got to see lot of things over here. It was a very knowledge filled exercise for me.
Written 16 October 2018
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Cindy A
117 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I was amazed to see so much detailing of Oil industry . The entry fees is very reasonable and This is a must visit place for sure , even if you are not technically inclined , it's very knowledagble and most of the thing that we saw and heard . I myself wasn't aware of that . Loved this place
Written 7 September 2018
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Abhishek S
11 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I will never forget my maiden trip to Dehradun. And rather say , visit to the working place of My Dearest Respected Maternal Grandfather (My NanaJee).My Grandfather " Shri Vidyasagar Jee " worked as an Administrative Officer in the ONGC Headquarter in the " City of Love Dehradun ". Dehradun or Dehradoon : It is one of the most famous and beautiful , charming Hill Stations of not only Our INDIA but of the whole World. Dehradoon is one of the most important Cities in India too. Various Government Establishments and Organisations are Headquartered in Dehradun. Like ONGC , Survey of India , Geological Survey of India , Indian Military Academy (IMA) , Forest Research Institute (FRI) among others. Dehradun is also most famous for its World Famous and India's Best Boarding School where Famous Personalities like Shri Amitabh Bachchan Jee and India's Youngest Former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Ratna Gandhi Jee have studied : The Famous --- " Doon School ". I'm totally speechless about the natural beauty , Greatness and Loving Atmosphere of Dehradun. It's My Maternal Grandfather's Working Place. Dehradun is in my Heart and will be in My Heart Forever. I will definitely build a home in name of My Beloved Maternal Grandfather " Shri Vidyasagar Jee ". Hats Off to Dehradoon. I LOVE YOU ONGC & I LOVE YOU DEHRADOON MOST ALWAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written 29 July 2018
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VS C
New Delhi, India61 contributions
Jul 2016
The museum depicts numerous degrees of oil and gasoline fee chain. The museum has floors and is split into distinct sections. First section depicts the oil history. on this phase, there had been samples of various varieties of crude oil and several charts explaining their characteristics at exceptional temperature. the second segment offers an insight at the exploration and production of oil. 0.33 section suggests about the transportation methods and refining technology used on this industry. The museum additionally has an Audio visual Room which suggests the adventure of ONGC and about Oil industry in India.
Written 13 January 2017
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raythealchemist
Navi Mumbai, India95 contributions
Aug 2016 • Business
This place named after ex-CMD of ONGC. Its a rare place where you will get knowledge about the oil industry.
Written 18 December 2016
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Shivendra S
14 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
This is an excellent informative place from students to old folks if you are visiting dehradun and have a keen interest in oil you should come here
Written 16 November 2016
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