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Delhi Museums- Visit to know historical significance

Delhi Tourism - Monday, October 17, 2011 6:36:06 AM



A museum is a place where you can go and can see things which have historical significance... although "significance" is vastly different for different people Or A museum can be define as a institution that has a collection of artifacts and other objects that have scientific, artistic, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits them that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside.

List of all Museums in Delhi

National Rail Museum
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
The museum has a wide and varied collection of rare and antique steam locomotives, carriages, saloons and other railway artifacts from the British Colonial Era. It has both live exhibits (75) as well as working/non-working models in its indoor gallery. A small rail museum is alongside.
Open: October to March 9.30 am - 5 pm
             April to September - 9.30 am to 7 pm.
Entry Fee: adult Rs.3, children Rs.2
Phone: 26881816

National Philatelic Museum
Daktar Bhawan, Sansad Marg
The headquarters of India's postal service. It displays rare stamps that were in use in the olden times and those that are used today. The National Philatelic Museum also has a collection of international stamps, apart from the Indian ones.
Open 9.30 am - 12.30 pm & 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday. Entry Free.
Phone: 23710154

National Museum of Natural History
Barakhamba Road
New Delhi
It is maintained by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, with an aim to promote environmental education and create awareness among the people.
Open: 10 am - 5 pm.
Monday Closed.
Phone: 23018145

National Museum Janpath
New Delhi
Today, it have its possession over 2,00,000 works of exquisite art, both of Indian and Foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of our cultural heritage.
Open: 10 am-5pm.
Phone: 23019272

Crafts Museum
Pragati Maidan, Delhi
The Craft Museum houses a range of very rare and exquisite artifacts that are the only remnants of ancient India. In the premises of the Craft Museum, there are also numerous shops that sell local handicrafts.
Open: 9.30 am - 5 pm. Monday closed.
Phone: 23371817
 


Tibet House Museum
1 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, Delhi
The Tibet House Museum depicts the history of Tibet, their rich culture, art and tradition. The museum is an archive for the books on Tibetan culture and art.
Timings: Open: 9.30 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5.30 pm.
Closed on Saturday and Sundays. Entry free.
Phone: 24611515

Gandhi Smriti Museum
5, Tees January Marg
A quiet and calm places to visit, the memorial has been designed in such a way to highlight various aspects of the life of Mahatma, his ideas, principles and values.
Open 10 am - 5 pm.
Entry Free. Public Holidays closed.
Phone: 23011480

Nehru Memorial Museum
Teen Murti Marg
Phone: 23018145
Displays memorable and personal possessions of the first prime minister of India.
Open: 9 am - 5.15 pm
Monday closed.

Archaeological Museum
Red Fort, Delhi
Contains relics and rare archaeological collection of the Mughal and British periods.
Open: 10 am - 5 pm. Closed on Fridays.
Entry free.
Phone: 23267961

Gandhi Museum
opposite Raj Ghat
Has a rare collection of Mahatma Gandhi's personal possessions, especially of the freedom struggle days, including books, magazines.
Open: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Film Shows: Sundays 3 pm (Hindi), 6 pm (English). Entry free.
Phone: 23310168


These are some of the important museums of Delhi:
You should visit the below Museums too:-
 

AIR FORCE MUSEUM
GHALIB MUSEUM & LIBRARY
INDIAN WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM
INDIRA GANDHI MEMORIAL
MALLIAH MEMORIAL THREATRE CRAFT MUSEUM
NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
NATIONAL POLICE MUSEUM
NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE MUSEUM
NEHRU MUSEUM & PLANETORIUM
SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY
SANSKRITI KENDRA TERRACOTTA & METAL MUSEUM
SHANKAR'S INTERNATIONAL DOLLS MUSEUM
ZAKIR HUSSAIN MUSEUM

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