Delhi is an enchanting city of India boasting of wonderful museums and galleries. The galleries and museums of Delhi are a great source of entertainment and knowledge. They house a variety of attractions starting from rare artifacts to the relics dating back to the prehistoric era. It’s a great experience visiting the museums and galleries of Delhi on your Delhi Tour as they offer glimpses of the history and culture of India.
Some of the most famous museums and galleries of Delhi are
Archaeological Museum of Delhi
It is a wonderful museum located inside the complex of Red Fort. It houses rare relics reflecting the glory of the Mughal era. The manuscripts here are a testimony to the perfect calligraphy of the past. Here in this museum you will get an opportunity to see various items and relics of different periods such as Mughal period, Rajput period, etc. The museum displays things like jewelry, pottery, rock edicts, antiquities, fine arts, costumes, maps, calligraphic works, weapons, etc.
National Children’s Museum
This museum displays a variety of wonderful collection of dolls and toys from various countries. The other interesting things found here are traditional jewelry, paintings, puppets, costumes, etc. There is a special section inside the museum where the pieces of arts created by children are on display. Summer camps and workshops on dance, painting, theater, etc. are also organized here. It is located in the Bal Bhawan Complex on Kotla Marg near ITO. There are several galleries in the museum such as Hamara Bharat gallery, Gaurav Gatha gallery and Surya gallery.
National Rail Museum
Located in Chanakya Puri in Delhi, this museum boasts of its unique collection of rail engines and locomotives. Displayed in open, the locomotives in the museum are a treat to the eyes. There is also a small in-house museum offering details of the history and development of railways in India.
Housing the treasures of the glorious past of India, this is a must-visit museum of Delhi. Located in Janpath, this museum boasts of a rare and large collection of excavated objects dating back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries. A new section of jewelry has been added to the museum. The museum also holds several exhibitions on different themes.
Museum of Natural History
If you wish to know the evolution of the Earth and its natural history, you must visit this museum. It is located on Barakhamba Road.
It is a wonderland for those who would love to see dolls of various countries. The dolls displayed in the museum had been collected from different parts of India and numerous other countries of the world. Reflecting the richness of the culture of the region from where they come, these dolls are truly a treat to the eyes. It is located near the ITO crossing on the Bahadur Shah Jafar Marg. Located within the same building is the Children Book Trust of India, an organization committed to provide books for children.
National Science Center
It is an interesting museum where the models can be operated by the visitors. You can see the mysteries of science here. It is located near Pragati Maidan.
Located in Pragati Maidan, this museum exhibits the rich tribal and rural handicrafts of craftsmen and artisans from all over India. It boasts of more than 20,000 items on display. Craftsmen from across the country come here to display their crafts and skill. There are several galleries in the museum, each reflecting a specific theme. You can buy a variety of handicrafts from the Craft Museum shop inside the museum.
National Gandhi Museum
Dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, this museum houses objects belonging to Gandhiji. It houses personal relics, books, manuscripts, journals, documents, photographs and other things related to Gandhiji. It has five pavilions.
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