Delhi is a perfect blend of mix culture and traditions of the old and modern India. The city has numerous monuments that are popular for architectural brilliance and historic significance. Given below is the list of all the fascinating museums in Delhi that must be visited in order to have an unimaginable experience. These museums not only provide proof of rich past as well as the cultural richness of India and Delhi in particular.
1. National Museum
National Museum of Delhi is one of the largest museums in India. Boasting of over 200,000 works of foreign and Indian art, this museum covers more than 5,000 years of worldwide rich cultural heritage. It is home to a plethora of departments such as archaeology, manuscripts, pre-history archaeology, paintings, arms and armour and much more.
•Location- Janpath, New Delhi
•Entry Fee- Rs 20 for Indians and Rs 650 for Foreigners (Students up to class 12th get free entry ticket)
•Timings- 10 AM to 6 PM (Monday Closed)
•Specialty- Radha and Krishna in the boat of Love
2. National Rail Museum
Focusing mainly on India’s rail heritage, the National Rail Museum has both outdoor and indoor exhibits with a toy train ride which allows visitors to cover the entire museum on regular days. Home to a fascinating collection of more than 100 real size exhibits of the Indian Railways, one can find displays of static and working models, historical photographs, antique furniture and signaling equipment in this best museum in Delhi.
•Entry Fee- Rs 50 for Adults, Rs 10 for children between ages 3 to 12. Rates double up on weekends and government holidays.
•Timings- 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday Closed)
•Specialty- Rail Heritage of India
3. Shankar’s International Doll Museum
Being an immensely large collection of Dolls in the nation’s capital, this Museum in Delhi was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. Home to around 6,500 dolls from more than 80 countries, this is a popular Museum amongst children and adults alike.
•Location- Nehru House, 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
•Entry Fee- Rs 15 for Adults and Rs 5 for Children
•Timings- 10 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday Closed)
•Specialty- 150 types of Indian costume dolls
4. National Gallery of Modern Art
National Gallery of Modern Art established in the year 1954, this is the best place to explore Indian contemporary art. This Art gallery is one of the world’s largest modern art museums to visit in Delhi with more than 14, 000 works by renowned and reputed Indian and foreign artists of worldwide fame.
•Location- Jaipur House, Shershah Road
•Entry Fee- Rs 20 for Indians and Rs 500 for Foreigners. Student entry is free
•Timings-11 AM to 6 30 PM (Mondays and National Holidays Closed)
•Specialty- Paintings, sculptures, graphics, and photographs
5. Air Force Museum
Air Force Museum is one of the suburbs of the city. this museum features a gallery containing historic memorabilia, photographs, personal weapons and uniforms of the Indian Air Force since its inception years ago. Visitors can also view a small aircraft, large aircraft and Air Force inventory here.
•Entry Fee- Free
•Timings- 10 AM to 5 PM (Monday and Tuesday Closed)
•Specialty- Aviation Museum