Speciality Museums in New Delhi

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  • Fran-Svk
    near by Guangzhou158 contributions
    ok, as railway engineer i had to visit local railway museum, right? so i did. even good if you are not a railway fan. so go there. it opens its gate at 10am, so i was very first visitor that day.
    Written 1 November 2021
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  • A Choudhury
    New Delhi, India112 contributions
    Located on Tees January Marg, it is a museum dedicated to Gandhi ji who spent the last 144 days of his life here till his assassination on 30th January, 1948. The entire complex is well maintained.
    Written 8 May 2021
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  • SAROJ8585
    Bokaro Steel City, India1,500 contributions
    National Gandhi museum contains huge picture gallaries depicting Gandhis life,work and ideals in photographs ,artworks,paintings and his relics.It also contains a well maintain specialized library having nearly 40000 books,magazines,his correspondence,books on world peace and religions
    Written 31 May 2020
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  • Jehosh
    Chennai (Madras), India2,586 contributions
    If you are a first timer, read this fully for a satisfying experience.

    Location :Located near to Rajiv chowk metro station.
    But the entrance is comparatively small and for first timers its not so easy to notice.

    Parking : couldn't find any dedicated parking nearby. But their website mentions that nearest parking is 2min away. we went through a cab.

    Tickets: the best way to buy tickets is through klook app. As I got two tickets for 710rs total. While the official site says the online ticket is 650 and direct ticket rate is 900.
    You can also check and buy the tickets through many other online sites. Kids below three years can visit free. And there is a child ticket for kids above 3 years.

    And I had lot of doubts regarding VIP tickets but Noone shared about it extensively. And it's a waste of money in my view if you are visiting on a week day or weekend morning.

    Customer service - have mixed feedback about them.
    The front desk people - not so concerned about ViP tickets or explaining about the benefits. They just check the online tickets and let you in.
    There was no disturbance or irritating supervisors once you are inside. Free to roam here and there and click as many pics as possible.
    Only when we entered the bollywood actors area in the final area of museum, we found an official photographer, who clicks pics for us. And even they don't tell any specifics and cost of photographs.
    To our utter disappointment, after the complete tour, we came to know that, we can take as many pics using the photographer and get them all as soft copy in a pen drive for around 500rs ( great deal but never disclosed).. Since we had less time, we didn't take a second round to get professional pics.
    The sales person in the wax hand molding areas was really helpful. We need to pay around 800 for a wax hand mould with filling. Must buy here. (though it's pricey).

    Wax statues - No complaints about the statues. They are fairly good and close to real life persons. My personal Favourites were Sachin, salman khan, mary Kom, will Smith. There were some very poorlu made statues too like sunny Leone.
    Some statues have nice photo ops like Salman khan on cycle rickshaw, Tom cruise on a bike.

    And the bollywood hollywood sections had very less light to capture good pics.

    Points to note:
    1. Spend minimum 2 hours to have fun wit your family clicking individual pics.
    2. Use the official photographer as much as possible. As u can get the soft copies at a much cheaper rate. Physical copies cost too much.
    3. Outside food and drinks will be kept in locker. You can collect while returning back.
    4. Go early in morning to enjoy with out crowd.
    Written 3 September 2020
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  • ytlouise
    Singapore, Singapore115 contributions
    Set up in 1949, this National Museum houses over 2 million artefacts from the ancient civilisation. On display are the Relics of the Buddha (5th to 4th BCE), unearthed in Uttar Pradesh. Outstanding specimens of Buddhist Art, illustrated through almost 100 exhibits in stone, bronze, terracotta, stucco and painted scrolls. The artefacts represent Buddhist arts of Nepal, Tibet, Central Asia, Myanmar, Java and Cambodia. Many of these relics stimulate a sense of devotion, dedication and love for humanity.

    I am eternally blessed to have personally seen the beautiful Buddhist Art in New Delhi. I remain deeply humbled by the teachings of Gautama Buddha.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • SAROJ8585
    Bokaro Steel City, India1,500 contributions
    The indian air force museum is located at the Palam air force station.It stores the rich history of Indian air force.In this museum photographs of brave officers are displayed .many war aircrafts are also kept here.
    Written 4 June 2020
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  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India1,578 contributions
    On many of the Sulabh’s offices and buildings in a row on the same side, it is very difficult to find it. It is not a separate building but in the premises of an office building.Closed on Sunday and without any fee it is surely unique. In one medium size hall there are so many different types of Toilets, some miniature o ones to one two storied one.You will also see variety of posters with facts about toilets around the world.
    Written 11 May 2020
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  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India1,578 contributions
    The Museum and Planetarium are two separate entities.But recommend to first visit the Planetarium, because it is generally crowded and show timimg for Hindi & English is also different. Addition to this the ticket counter for space show only opens sometimes before the show starts. If you don’t want to enjoy the show, which is normally for 30 minutes, then you can enter free.The entry ticket for the sky show is Rs.50/- for child and Rs.80/- for adult.
    After enjoying the show you have to walk on the directions given to the Teen Murti Bhawan which is entry free. There you see different rooms used by Nehru,his jacket, numerous letters and other exhibits.The museum also has a souvenir shop. The entry gate of both Nehru Planetarium & Teen Murti Bhavan is separate so that you can enter on any side and exit on any side with a connecting road in between.
    Written 12 May 2020
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  • Sachin Rathore
    New Delhi, India25 contributions
    The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum has been conceptualised with great beauty. It presents before you the Power of India, from the British era to current Democratic Indian. An unique opportunity to see important items, dresses, pen, furniture, gifts and documents associated with all the Presidents of India. You will be amazed to see the old car of the President of India, the replica of his Buggy, the luxuries of Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is a must visit for Students.
    Written 25 January 2021
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  • Talcom
    1 contribution
    For record, this is the only museum I have been to not once but twice for the amusement it has to offer is not something you should refrain from sharing with travel buddies whether they are friends or family. So once, I chose to go with a friend and the second time I accompanied my family and I can't really decide who liked it better. In spite of the age differences and gaps, we all seemed to love it equally. On one end was my baby brother whose whole life is surrounded with toys while on the other was my granny on whose mind, dolls would be the last thing.
    Along with a rich history of how the great Shankar Pillai managed to capture culture and History in a museum just through dolls to inspire any adult student of social sciences to the point of captivating the fantasies of an 8 year old to take those dolls home, the museum doesn't fail to amaze you whoever you are and whatever age group you belong to. For the mothers torn between their favourite historical monument and their child's dream amusement park, this is the place your whole family would explore in unison with no complaints.
    Written 15 October 2020
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  • Tarique S
    New Delhi, India535 contributions
    If there is any place for philatelists to savour the experience of Postal Stamps Collection, then it surely is either a museum or an exhibition. National Philatelic Museum is one such place which caters, a relishing experience, not only to philatelists but to non-collectors as well.

    Located on Sansad Marg, opposite to Gate No 3 of Patel Chowk Metro Station, inside the Dak Bhawan, this amazing museum should be on the bucket list of all the stamp collectors. Behind the humble entrance of the museum, lies a collection of some of the most beautiful and rarest of the rare postal stamps, ever printed by Indian Postal Department.

    As you walk through the gallery of this beautiful museum you will find that the collections has been fittingly curated into distinct categories. Indian aviation, space technology, art and culture, flora and fauna, eminent personalities, historical monuments are few to mention. There is a section which meticulously displays the Indian Postal Stamps in chronological order from 1948 to till date. Handpicked foreign postal stamps are also on display at this museum.

    There is also a souvenir shop inside the museum, where you can purchase recently printed Indian Postal Stamps and other philately related stuffs (payment can be done only through cash).

    The museum also has a projector with sitting arrangements where the department people, with the help of educational videos, imparts knowledge about postal stamps and its printing procedure (displayed only during group visit).

    I personally believe that this museum should be visited by people of all age group. It is informative, relishing, fun and a perfect delight to see those beautiful little piece of paper with lots of stories behind it.

    Important Infos:
    1. Museum can be reached by metro (yellow Line). It is just opposite to Patel Chowk Gate No 3 exit.
    2. There is a big paid parking space behind the metro station. Parking would cost INR 30 for 3 hours.
    3. There is no entry fee for Museum. You just need to enter your name in the register, kept at the entrance.
    4. The Museum opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm.
    5. This Museum is quite close to Connaught Place (another popular place in Delhi).
    Written 2 January 2020
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  • Cedric N
    Mumbai, India576 contributions
    Had visited this crafts museum in New Delhi a long back ago. This museum is a popular tourist attraction and is visited by tourists.

    This museum located at the corner of Pragati Maidan. It is commonly known as National Crafts Museum. This museum houses a village showcasing wooden artifacts, embroidery, artificial jewelry, handicrafts etc. It also has an auditorium, a laboratory, research and documentation facilities etc. This museum is run by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. There are various galleries within the museum. It is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm. This museum is closed on Mondays. It is accessible from Pragati Maidan metro railway station. Had admired the different types of handicrafts and observed the Craftsmen creating the beautiful handicrafts as a school going child.

    This museum is an ideal place for families as well as school children. It is a must visit place and should not be missed when in New Delhi.
    Written 10 January 2020
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  • Basho
    London, UK4 contributions
    I was interested by a large golden case in one corner. It was holding a glass display cabinet in the centre about head height. As I drew closer I could see that this was in the Thai style of design and amazingly intricate. Hundreds of what looked like Deva sat at the foot of the case, wrapped around the sides and carved into respectful attitudes. Atop them, flanked by four golden pillars, was a simple, and not particularly clean, display cabinet. Inside were some bone looking relics sat on a red cushion stand. Separating us from the case was a simple plastic wall, but I remember feeling that I was really close to it and leaned in to see as close as possible. Hmm, I thought, what’s this? I leaned back and looked at the plaque.

    “Holy Relics of Lord Buddha”







    I have thought long and hard about how to describe what went through my mind at that moment, but in the end I think the above ellipses are the only thing I can say.

    In Thailand there are temples of enormous size, prodigious aspect and mightily special prominence that house a single statue of this man.

    In Singapore there is a temple 6 stories high built to house 3000 golden carved likenesses of this man.

    In Laos there are thousands of people who dedicate their life so much to studying this man’s way that they have no time to feed themselves and have to beg food off the towns-people, who dutifully line up every day to hand out the provisions.

    In China, a particular carving of this man is forty-foot high.

    In Japan, wooden temples to this man’s way are so large that you would need serious rock climbing gear to scale them.

    In Sri Lanka a tooth from this man is so holy that thousands congregate daily at the temple housing it in a continuous ever-moving horde.

    However, in India – the home of his birth – they just plonk his remains in a glass case.



    My brain unfroze.
    Written 30 March 2022
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India3,583 contributions
    One of the Delhi Metro’s important stations (also one of its earliest stations to be opened) is the one at Patel Chowk. Here, above the platforms but within the station’s premises, is the Metro Museum, a small two-gallery museum that focuses on the work of the Delhi Metro.

    The museum includes a set of models of different trains used by the Metro; it also has a model (along with a detailed description of how it works) of a tunnel-boring machine, as well as a cross-section of a machine. There are full-size mannequins sporting the different uniforms worn by DMRC’s workers, a tool kit used for maintenance, and the different types of helmets worn. There is a history of the DMRC and the phases in which work has been carried out to take the NCR’s Metro network to where it is now.

    For me, one of the most interesting bits about the museum was a section on ‘interesting facts about the Delhi Metro’: how many escalators across the network (1,000), the deepest station (Hauz Khas, 30 mt), the highest point (Dhaula Kuan, as tall as a 7-storey building), tallest escalator in India (Janakpuri West), how many times the Metro’s train doors open and close in a day (25 lakh), and so on. This was really fascinating and impressive.

    There’s no entrance fee for the Museum, which is basically just a series of exhibits on either side of the passage leading to the exit gates. However, since it is within the area between the exit gates and the platforms, you do need to have a smart card or token in order to view it.
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • arpitam
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India678 contributions
    Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam needs no introduction and so does his memorial needs no recommendation. One should pay visit (a way of paying homage) to our great leader and inspiration for the Indians. The place is very well maintained although there is no entry fee. Backpacks and camera are not allowed inside, but one can carry mobile which has to be switched off. The memorial is very organized with hundreds of photographs framed and walled depicting the work of the great leader and scientist. It also houses his personal belongings and showcases the last baggage he carried to IIT Shillong.
    Just one suggestion; all the photographs displayed here are having historical significance; so those really need appropriate captions for the visitors to comprehend.
    Written 25 March 2019
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