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Have You Visited The Top 7 Museums In Delhi?


Delhi is one of the oldest city of India and city that experiences highest footfall from all across the globe. The city has numerous monuments that are popular for architectural brilliance and historic significance. The Rich cultural heritage of the city is also one of the major attracting aspects of the city. Further to make your visit in Delhi complete, it is advised to visit museums. Here is the list of the top 7 museums in Delhi that are worth visiting. These museums not only provide evidence of rich past but also the cultural richness of India and Delhi in particular.


>> Crafts Museum

Crafts Museum Crafts Museum1

This is one of the best museums to visit and explore a comprehensive collection of crafts and artifacts. This museum was designed by Charles Correa (architect). The items showcased in the museum reflect the erstwhile living scenario in Delhi. There is no admission fee required at this museum.


  • Address: Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • Timing: July to September – 09:30am to 5:00pm; October to June – 09:30am to 06:00pm.
  • Closed: Monday and National Holidays.
  • Attractions: Wooden Carvings, Paintings, Metal Ware, Indian crafts, Mud Huts, Terracotta Horses, etc., reflecting the rural ambience and old-world charm of India.


>> Gandhi Smirti Museum

Gandhi Smirti Museum Gandhi Smirti Museum

Erstwhile residence of Mohandas K. Gandhi is now transformed into a museum and is popular as Gandhi Smirti. The walls bear belongings of Mahatma Gandhi showcased beautifully. You can also choose from 10 documentaries that are based upon his life. There is also a garden prayer ground where you may visit to pay tribute to the father of the nation.


  • Address: 5, Tees January Lane, Birla House, New Delhi.
  • Timing: 10:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Closed: Monday
  • Attractions: Photographs, Personal Belongings, Dolls Houses, Terracotta Dolls, Multimedia Show (1:00pm to 1:30pm daily)


>> National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art National Gallery of Modern Art

The National Gallery of Modern Art museum houses an incredible collection. The museum showcases the works of Raja Ravi Varma, Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy, and many more.


  • Address: Jaipur House, India Gate, Near Delhi High Court, New Delhi- 110 003.
  • Timing: 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed: Monday
  • Attractions: 150 years old Paintings, Paintings by British Artists namely Thomas Daniell and William.


>> National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History National Museum of Natural History1

This is one museum that is dedicated to showcasing a collection of finest ancient sculptures from all across the country. The statue of Surya (Sun God) which is of the 13th century is also one of the major attractions for the visitors. Thus, there also are sculptures and artifacts that reflect the erstwhile life the Indus Valley.


  • Address: FICCI Building, Barakhambha Rd., Tansen Marg, New Delhi.
  • Timing: 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed: Monday & National Holidays
  • Attractions: Life Size Model of Dinosaur, natural history, environment, ecology, stuffed birds and animals.


>> National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum National Rail Museum1

Explore almost 75 railway cars and engines here. This is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. The museum is spread over an area of 10 acres. This is the best place to discover the evolution of railways in India.


  • Address: Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
  • Timing: 9:30am to 5:30pm.
  • Closed: Monday
  • Attractions: Signaling Equipments, Historical Photographs, Static & Working Models, antique furniture, Prince of Wales Saloon, Maharaja of Mysore’s Saloon, Fairy Queen, Fire Engine, etc.


>> Nehru Museum and Planetarium

Nehru Museum and Planetarium Nehru Museum and Planetarium1

This museum served as home for the commander of the British Indian Army and later was the residence of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The museum encompasses informative displays reflecting the life of Nehru and his predominant role in independence.


  • Address: Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi.
  • Timing: Special School Programs – 9:30am to 10:30pm; Additional shows on Sundays and holidays (Hindi) – 10:30am to 3:00pm; Hindi Shows – 10:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Attractions: Photographs & Newspaper Clippings from The Independence Movement, High Ceilings, Beautiful Gardens, Spacious Verandas, etc.


>> Gandhi Museum

Gandhi Museum1 Gandhi Museum

The Gandhi Museum serves perfect testament to the rich history and culture of the city. Your visit to Delhi is incomplete if you do not visit this museum. The museum excellently showcases beautiful sculptures and paintings.


  • Address: Opposite Raj Ghat, Ring Road, Delhi.
  • Timing: 10.00am To 5:30 pm
  • Closed: Monday
  • Attractions: Personal Belongings of Mahatma Gandhi, sculpture, paintings, photographs, etc.

Neelam Talreja
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