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Famous Museums : National Museum, Air Force Museum, Philatelic Museum
Children's Museums : Shankar's Doll Museum and National Rail Museum
Where You Can Shop : Tibet House Museum, Crafts Museum
Museum Timings : 9 am till 6 pm

An Impeccable Melting Pot of History, Beauty And Fun

National Museum, Delhi
National Museum, Delhi

National Museum : Location - FICCI Building, Barakhamba Road, Near Connaught Place.
Highlights - Sculpture of Dancing Girl from Mohenjodaro Belonging to 2,500 BC, Neolithic Tools 3,000 - 1,500 BC Old.
Timings - Tuesday-Saturday, Closed on Sunday and Monday. 10.00 am- 5.00 pm
Time Required - Approximatey 3 to 4 Hours.
National Philatelic Museum : Location - Dak Bhawan, Sardar Patel Chowk on Parliament Street or Sansad Marg.
Highlights - First Indian Stamp Issued by Sindh Dak in 1854, Rare Stamps Belonging to Pre and Post Independence India.
Timings - Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday closed. 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Time Required - Minimum 1 Hour.
Shankar's Doll
Museum :
Location - 4 Nehru House on the main Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, near ITO.
Highlights - 8,000 Dolls Displaying Social and Cultural of 85 Countries. 250 year-old doll from Switzerland, Costume Dolls of Kerala.
Timings - Tuesday-Sunday 10.00 am – 5.30 pm. Monday closed.
Time Required - Approximately 1 ½ hours.
National Rail Museum : Location - Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri.
Highlights - Model of India's First Train, a Steam Engine that Traveled from Mumbai to Thane in 1853.
Timings - Monday closed. April-Sep. 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Time Required - Approximately 2 ½ hours.
Air Force Museum : Location - Next to the Technical Area Gate of Palam Air Force Station, Near International Airport.
Highlights - Next to the Technical Area Gate of Palam Air Force Station, Near International Airport.
Timings - Wednesday-Sunday, closed on Monday and Tuesday. 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Time Required - Approximately 1 hour.
Crafts Museum : Location - Bhairon Marg, Opposite Purana Qila, South of Pragiti Maidan.
Highlights - Over 20,000 Items of Folk and Tribal Arts, Crafts and Textiles from Various Parts of the Country.
Timings - Tuesday-Sunday, Monday closed. 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Time Required - Approximately 1 hour.
Must See : Blood Stained Sari of Late Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India) At the Time of Assasination kept in Indira Memorial Museum on Safdarjung Road. Also Silk Banners, Sculpture and Wall Paintings - Part of Sir Aurel Stein's Collection in National Museum.
Must Visit : Fields Museum in Purana Qila Complex, Houses Coins and Wine Glasses From Mughal Era and Grey Ware Pottery Belonging to 1000 BC.
Just for Fun : Sulabh International Museum of Toilets - Dedicated to the History and Minutest Details of the Evolution of Toilets as Early as 2500 BC till the Present Century.
Do Buy : Original Souvenirs and Handicrafts made by the Skilled Artificers From the Crafts and Tibet House Museum.
Inside Tip : Various Events are Held in Most of the Museums. Be a Part of Them to Have a Real Experience of History and Culture.

It is always fun to read about history, and when it is served with a visual delicacy of well preservation, the frolic augments to quite a few million times. Such is the story of Delhi's museum. Each of these curious alcoves reverberates with the ancient grandeur (?), hearts of which are now broken into little pieces of archaeological interest. Be it a piece of iron of the Harappa lineage or the incredible 'poison plate' of the Mughals, these impressive pieces enchant everyone en masse. Besides the boring subjects like history and archaeology, Delhi also takes care of frivolous interests like toys and toy-trains, and thus have created some extravagant places of tourist interest like the Shankar's Doll Museum and National Rail Museum.

Located in the stately Jaipur House, the National Gallery of Modern Art has a splendid collection of contemporary art and a must visit for art lovers. The National Museum is a prestigious institution housing artifacts from the time of the Indus Valley Civilisation to the present times. The National Rail Museum is a fine outdoor museum having a range of locomotives and carriages ranging over the 150 years of the railways in India. The biggest attraction over here is a toy train, which takes children for a tour around the museum. Another Museum that merits a visit is the delightful open air Crafts museum, where tourists can witness Indian craftsmen at work. Other museums that deserve a visit include Tibet House Museum, Shankar's International Dolls Museum, National Philatelic Museum, National Museum of Natural History and Red Fort Museum of Archeology.

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National Museum, Delhi

Where History Comes To Life
Each of these curious alcoves reverberates with the ancient grandeur, hearts of which are now broken into little pieces of archaeological interest. Be it a piece of iron of the Harappa lineage or the incredible 'poison plate' of the Mughals, these impressive pieces enchant everyone en masse.

A Curious Collection of Dolls
Set up by the eminent political cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai in 1965, the International Doll's museum has one of the largest collection of costume dolls anywhere in the world. The museum houses a myriad volume of 6,500 exhibits from almost eighty-five countries, bestowing it with a truly international demeanour.

Caressing A Heritage In Its Womb
Nestling at the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road, just south of rajpath, the National Museum has in its possession over 2,00,000 works of exquisite art, both of Indian and foreign origin embracing more than 5,000 years of our rich cultural heritage.

Where Ride Is A Perpetual Celebration
The Rail Museum will be of great interest to anyone who becomes fascinated by Delhi's exotic collection of Indian railway coaches. explore about the bygone rails of pleasure at places like the Rail Transport Museum, which houses many interesting and bizarre chapters of the rail history.

The Home That Became A Museum
The opulent Nehru Museum was originally constructed as the home of the British commander-in-chief. Today, it houses many chronicles of Nehru's life and work, including his involvement with the Independence movement and as a champion in establishing Indian democracy.

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