Museums in Delhi


We have jot down a list of few museums in Delhi. This list might be handy to use. Please check Delhi Metro Tour also with this. 


Air Force Museum, It is a collection of airplanes & armory depicts the history of the Indian Air force & has a vast collection of airplanes and armory on display.

It is situated at Palam, Delhi Cantonment. New Delhi-110 010 , It is Closed on Monday & Tuesday. For rest of the days its opening Timing: 10.00am to 5.00pm



Archaeological Museum, It is collection of Paintings, Textiles Costumes. Situated in the historic Red Fort, the museum exhibits objects that date to the mughal period. One section concentrates on the relics of the 1857 war (First War of Independence) like maps and weapons.  It is situated at Red Fort, Old Delhi.  It is Closed on Government Holidays.  its opening Timing: 9 am- 5 pm Daily 


Craft Museum, It is collection of Indian crafts, Wooden Carvings, Metal ware, Paintings. Mud huts with Painted walls and Thatched roofs, Courtyards, Terracotta horses recreating Village shrines, Craftsmen at work are some of the elements that add to the rural ambience of the place.  It is situated at Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.  It is Closed on Monday and National Holidays.  its opening  Timing: July to September: 0930 am- 5 pm; and October to June: 09:30 am to 06:00 pm Daily


Gandhi Museum , It is Dedicated to the Father of the Nation, the museum contains some of his personal belongings. There are five pavilions one can go through that comprise of sculpture, photographs and paintings of Gandhi and the history of the Satyagraha movement as well as the philosophy of 'ahimsa' (non-violence).  It is situated Opposite Raj Ghat, Ring Road, Delhi.  It is Closed on Monday.  its opening  Timing 10.00am To 5:30 pm 


Gandhi Smriti ,  It was the residence of industrialist B D Birla who converted it into a memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he used to stay during his visits to Delhi. Gandhiji was assassinated here on his way to offer customary evening prayers.  Large collection of photographs with a few personal belongings and a series of small dolls houses and terracotta dolls illustrating Gandhijis' life are the attractions in this museum. Multi-media show is also held between 1:00 pm to 1:30pm.  It is situated at 5, Tees January Lane, Birla House, New Delhi.  its opening  Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00  pm. And Closed on Monday


Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum was the residence of the former Prime Minister of India. It was later converted into a museum. One can see the collection of rare photographs of the Nationalist movement, the personal moments of the Nehru-Gandhi family and her childhood.  It is situated , 1- Safdarjang Road, New Delhi- 110 011.  its opening  Timing: 9.30am To 5:00 pm  and Closed on Monday


Indian War Memorial Museum

Red Fort, New Delhi. Ph.: 23273703;
Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Closed: Monday
Above the Naubat Khana in Red Fort, this museum houses weapons used in the First World War and some arms from Mughal Period.

Indian War Memorial Museum is located in Red Fort, New Delhi. The museum comprises the first and second floors of the Red Fort. It was established to commemorate the sacrifice of the soldiers who had participated in the world war on behalf of the British.

As the name of the museum suggests, the galleries at the Indian War Memorial Museum, New Delhi mostly deals with objects related to war. In the first gallery you can find the diorama showing the battle of Panipat with Babur and Ibrahim Lodi standing opposite each other. Other objects like arrows, revolvers, machine guns, swords, khukris, shells and a variety of daggers with ivory and inscribed hilt, small weapons and chest armor are also displayed in the gallery. The Gallery No. 2 and 3 at Memorial Museum in New Delhi displays Helmets, armors, different types of swords, daggers, Bomb fuses, shells, models of pistols, gun powder flasks, bullets and picture of the arms and ammunition used during the First World War.

The last two galleries of the Indian War Memorial Museum show the impact of European industrialization over the weapons and communication. It depicts the advent of radars, telephone, telegraph, guns with periscope, trench periscope, signal lamps which were introduced during the war. Various types of uniform of Turkish and New Zealand army officers, flags, badges and ribbons are also used during the world wars. These objects along with the model of army transport cart and railway goods track, Baghdad Arab port and Basra dockyard are displayed in this museum.

You can also find the complete dress of Maharaja Jodhpur exhibited in this museum. The magnificent kurta (long shirt), belt, trouser, shoes, inscribed sword with sheath and turban with zari work which were used by His Highness Pratap Singh is displayed in the Indian War Memorial Museum, New Delhi.


Metro Museum

Metro Museum, Patel Chowk - South Asia's first modern Metro Museum, showcasing the Delhi Metro, has been opened in New Delhi, the only such installation worldwide in an operational  Metro Station.


National Agricultural Science Museum (NASM)

National Agricultural Science Museum – NASC Complex, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, Opp. Dasghara, New Delhi 110012 , Timings 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM Closed on Monday and National Holidays.  Free entry for School College Students and Groups of farmers, Entrée Fee Rs.10/-

NASM is only of its kind, having 150 Exhibits consisting of Colourful posters and life like models pertaining to :

1.    Evolution of Man

2.    Historical development and progress of Agriculture through the ages.

3.    Agricultural scenario during various civilizations.

4.    Description of major natural phenomena influencing Agriculture

5.    Global issues pertaining to Agriculture

·         Several audio-visual and user friendly touch screen interfaces

·         Special segment for children, including games and quizzes to satisfy their curiosity and inquisitiveness.


·         Documentary Film on Agricultural Festivals of India.

·         Speaking Statue

·         Water Cycle

·         Publications of ICAR


National Gallery of Modern Art Established in the year 1954, this is the best place to explore Indian contemporary art. The royal building of the museum was formerly the residence of erstwhile Maharajas of Jaipur. It houses a splendid collection of paintings, some of which are as old as 150 years! The painting treasure housed here includes the 19th and early-20th century paintings of British artists, Thomas Daniell, and his nephew, William.  It is Located at Jaipur House, India Gate, Near Delhi High Court, New Delhi- 110 003.  It is Closed on Monday and Opening Timing is 10:00am To 5:00 pm 


National Children's Museum is an Institution for enhancing creativity among children. It holds regular classes and workshops on performing & creative arts.  It has Mobile Planetarium, Mini zoo and Aquarium.  It is located at 1-Kotla Road, Near I.T.O. New Delhi It is Closed on Sunday & Monday and opening Timings 9.00am To 5:30 pm



National Museum of Natural History is an institution devoted to environmental education opened in 1978. Displaying a life size model of dinosaur in front of the museum and have three galleries inside it. The museum introduces the visitors to natural history, ecology and environment with plenty of examples from nature and various aspects of conservation of forest, wildlife, land, water and air. This museum also has a large collection of stuffed animals and birds.  It is Located at FICCI Building, Barakhambha Rd., Tansen Marg, New Delhi.  It is Closed on Monday & National Holidays.  Its opening Time is 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


National Philatelic Museum

Dak Bhavan, Sardar Patel Chowk, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi. Ph.: +91-011-23036447, 23036447, 23036727
Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Closed: Saturday & Sunday

Situated near Connaught Place, is Dak Bhawan which has a post office with an outlet for philatelists interested in Indian stamps. The building also houses the National Philatelic Museum which has an extensive stamp collection including the first stamp issued in India by the Sindh Dak (1854) and stamps issued before Independence by the rulers of the Princely States. Free entry passes can be had from Parliament Street Head Post office basement.


National Police Museum

Localtion: Block No.-4, CGO complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi
Timing: 10.00am To 5:00 pm
Closed : Saturday & Sunday
Attractions: The world of thrill and sensation
This museum takes us into the world of thrill and sensation as museum contains several thought provoking items all related to police, Crime & Criminals, from the ancient to the modern times. Exhibited items are acquired from different states and central police organizations both of Indian and Foreign Origin. Photography is allowed with permission. Museum has no admission fees.


National Science Center

Bhairon Marg, near Pragati Maidan Gate No. 1,
New Delhi. Ph.: 23371893, 23371945
Timing : 10:00 am to 5.00 pm.
Closed : Holi & Diwali only
Constructed in 8 floors, this museum houses working science exhibition as well as exhibits on the history of architecture. It has various sections for all age groups such as Heritage & Dinosaur gallery, Human Biology gallery, Fun Science Library etc. There are also a number of hands-on displays explaining the laws of physics. The Cyberlkool of this museum is the first fun-packed multimedia centre in the country. At least a whole day is required to go through this children's paradise.


National Rail Museum

Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Ph.: 26881816, 26880939
Timing : 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Closed : Monday
This unique museum has a fascinating and exotic collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways. Static and working models, signaling equipments, antique furnitures, historical photographs and related literature etc. are displayed in the museum. The line-up of old coaches includes the handsome Prince of Wales Saloon, built in 1875. Not to be outdone is the Maharaja of Mysore's Saloon built in 1899 with its brocade covered chairs and an elegant rosewood bed; one can peer in through the windows for a good look. National Rail Museum 
The star attraction here is the Fairy Queen, built in 1855 and considered to be one of the best preserved steam locomotive engines of her age. A ride in joy train and mono rail (PSMT) is the most exciting experience besides boating. Do not miss the handsome Fire Engine on your way out.


Nehru Museum & Planetorium

Localtion: Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi
Spl. School Programmes: 9:30 am to 10:30 pm.
Additional shows on Sundays and holidays in Hindi- 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Hindi Shows- 10 am to 5 pm.
Attractions: Newspaper Clippings And Photographs From The Independence Movement.

The residence of Late Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India was converted into a museum after his death. The museum is a fascinating place to learn about the history of the Independence Movement.

There are several photographs of the erstwhile Prime Minister, giving an account of his life. Besides this, the colonial building is also equally interesting, with its teak paneled rooms with high ceilings, spacious verandas and well kept gardens.


Purana Quila Museum

Purana Quila, Mathura Road, New Delhi.
Ph.: 24355387.
Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed : Friday
Opened for general public on 22nd Feb., 2005, this museum is located inside the Old Fort. Inside the museum, many interesting objects and fact sheets have been put on display including prehistoric tools that were found back to the Maurya period (300BC-200BC), Sunga period (200BC-100BC) and Saka-Kushan period (100BC-300AD) and finds a pride of place with Gupta period objects. The museum has details of the Old Fort, one of the oldest sites in Delhi, in particular and Delhi in general. The Archaeological site museum at Purana Qila is located inside the fort and to the right of the main entrance.

The excavations at Purana Qila were carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India in 1955 and again from 1969 to 1973. The exhibits in this museum are largely based on the excavated materials. These excavations have revealed evidence of earliest settlement at this site datable to around 1000 BC, represented by Painted Grey ware and with a continuous cultural sequence from Mauryan to Mughal through Sunga, Kushana, Gupta, Rajput and Sultanate periods.

In the site museum, various objects and pottery recovered during the excavations from the stratas of different periods has been put on display. The museum also has exhibits of antiquities that have been recovered from various parts of Delhi.


Sanskriti Kendra Terracotta & Metal Museum

Location: Anandgram P.O Arjungarh Mehrauli, Gurgaon Road, 
New Delhi.
Timing: 10.00am To 5.00pm 
Closed : Monday
Attractions: Collection of what is called "Everyday Arts" which houses only terracotta & metal artifacts depicting the story of life. The complex has a workshop and an Artists Studio where artisans work and also live in the same complex in the Terracotta village. The museum was established by Shri Mulkraj Anand in 1979.


Shankar's International Dolls Museum Musical

Nehru House, 4, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, N. Delhi
Ph.: 23316970-4; Timing : 10:00 am to 5.30 pm.
Closed : Monday. 
Ticket: Adult: Rs.15/-, Child: Rs. 5/-
A veritable dreamland for the children. 6000 dolls from 85 countries are on display at this museum in Nehru House at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. The India exhibit section comprises 500 dolls dressed in costumes worn from all over the country.


Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets

RZ-83, Sulabh Bhavan, Mahavir Enclave, Palam-Dabri
Marg. New Delhi.
Phone.: 25031518-19, 25032617/2654, 25055950
Timing : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Closed : Sunday
The founder of Sulabh International Social Service Organisation Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak envisioned this one of the unique museums, which has a rare collection of facts, pictures and objects detailing the historic evolution of toilets from 2500 BC to date and provides a chronological account of developments relating to technologytoilet related social customstoilet etiquettesprevailing sanitary conditions and legislative efforts of the times.

The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in Delhi is a museum run by the Sulabh International, which is dedicated to the global history of sanitation and toilets. According to Time magazine, the museum is one of the weirdest museums among the "10 museums around the world that are anything but mundane". It was established in 1992 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, a social activist, founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, recipient of national and international awards including the Stockholm Water Prize in 2009. His objective in establishing this museum was to highlight the need to address the problems of the sanitation sector in the country, considering the efforts made in various parts of the world in this field since the third millennium BC.


Supreme Court Museum

Tilak Marg, New Delhi-110001. Ph.: 23388922-24
Timing: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mon-Fri),
10:00 am to 1:00 pm (Sat);
Closed: Sunday & other holiday
Divided into two sections, first section deals with the evolutions and development of Judiciary in India while the second deals with the Federal Court and the Supreme Court. Also on display in first section are, history of Indian legal system from British period, the Harappan seals and the head of a priest, Ashokan edict and Nalanda Copper plate of 9th Century A.D. In the second gallery antique furnituressouvenirsceremonial costumes & wigs and files relating to landmark judgements delivered by Supreme Court are on display. The records of famous cases such as Mahatma Gandhi murder case and India Gandhi assassination case etc. are also on display. Entry free & photography prohibited.

The Supreme Court of India is the highest judicial forum and final court of appeal under the Constitution of India, the highest constitutional court, with the power of constitutional review.

It comprises the Chief Justice of India and 30 other judges. It has original, appellate and advisory jurisdictions.

As the final court of appeal of the country, it takes up appeals primarily against verdicts of the High Courts of various States of the Union and other courts and tribunals.

The Supreme Court has extensive original jurisdiction for the protection of fundamental rights of citizens. It also acts as the court to settle disputes between various governments in the country. As an advisory court, it hears matters which may specifically be referred to it under the Constitution by the President of India. It also may take cognisance of matters on its own (or 'suo moto'), without anyone drawing its attention. It was first set up in Calcutta for administration of justice. The law declared by the Supreme Court becomes binding on all courts within India.


Tibet House Museum

I Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi (Tel. 24611515)
Open: 9.30 A.M. To 5.30 P.M.
Closed: Sat. & Sun
The museum depicts the richness of Tibetan culture and art. It has a collection of thankas, old currency notes, headpieces, prayer objects and musical instruments. The building also houses a library and an emporium.

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