Museums in Delhi



Museums in Delhi< present you the unnerving, majestic and glorious history of Delhi as well rest of the world through some ancient manuscripts, specimens of crafts work, etc. Museums in Delhi consists of all records of history - both ancient and recent one.

The specialty of museums in Delhi are that there are certain special items based on which the museums have been built such as dolls, crafts, railways, etc.

If you are in Delhi and want to know about the cultural heritage of Delhi, you must visit the following museums in Delhi :

Crafts Museum



Established in the year 1956 the Craft Museum in Delhi in situated in Pragati Maidan. One of the most popular art and crafts museums in India the Crafts Museum in Delhi houses a magnanimous and permanent collection of 20,000 items of folk and tribal arts, crafts and textiles. Like any other museum in the world this crafts museum in Delhi preserves the ethnic and traditional past and present of the country. This Craft Museum is unique in the sense that apart from showcasing some of the most fascinating collections of folk and tribal items it also provides an opportunity to craftsmen from all over India to come here and display their skills and proficiency.

Dolls Museum



A one of a kind collection of the largest varieties of dolls in the world the Dolls Museum in Delhi is absolute paradise for children. The credit behind the creation of this masterpiece goes to the renowned political cartoonist, K Shankar Pillai (1902-1989). Located at the Children's Book Trust building in Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg the Dolls Museum in Delhi provides you with a glimpse of costume dolls not only from India but almost all corners of the globe. An enthralling experience in itself because nowhere in the world do you find such a huge collection of costume dolls. The Dolls Museum is a place that carries the tourists down the memory lane, and leaves them laden with nostalgia.

National Gallery of Modern Art



The National Gallery of Modern Art celebrates the art-culture of India. India has a rich legacy of paintings and the National Gallery of Modern Art portrays the many facets of Indian painting. Almost a tribute to art in the nation the National Gallery of Modern Art exhibits the transition taken place in the field of art over a period of 150 years.

Established in 1954, by the Government of India, the National Gallery of Modern Art stores the traits of the evolution in the history of Indian paintings. National Gallery of Modern Art records the changing forms of art since the Great Revolt of 1857. Situated in Rajpath in the Jaipur House (formerly the residential palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur) this center of art attrcats millions of art lovers from all across the globe.

National Rail Museum



The National Gallery of Modern Art celebrates the art-culture of India. India has a rich legacy of paintings and the National Gallery of Modern Art portrays the many facets of Indian painting. Almost a tribute to art in the nation the National Gallery of Modern Art exhibits the transition taken place in the field of art over a period of 150 years.

A one of a kind museum in India the National Rail Museum Delhi focuses on the rail heritage of the country. Inaugurated on 1 February 1977 in Delhi the National Rail Museum is spread over 10 acres of land with both indoor and outdoor exhibition space. This museum is home to numerous models of Railway coaches, engines and other rail related equipments. The best thing however about this museum is that you get the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the rail related products that go back to the period of the origin of the railway department in the country.

Archaeological Museum



The Archaeological museum, situated near the Red Fort, was established in the year 1974 with a motive of collecting all the resources that were left unexplored, under one roof. The archaeological museum comprises of materials of NBP sherds, and the excavated materials of the Maurya, Sunga, Kushana, Rajput and the Muslim period. These excavations comprise a large number of :

  • pottery
  • antiquities
  • coins
  • jewelry
  • seals
  • rock edicts
  • remnants of old buildings and palaces, etc.
Among the other items that are found in the museum are:

  • fine arts
  • calligraphy
  • costumes
  • maps
  • manuscripts
  • weapons, etc.
The Archaeological museum is the only one of its type in India, with different sections alloted to the specific eras. In this museum, we find separate sections for the 2nd and 3rd century artifacts; a separate segment for the Indus Valley Civilization; a section concentrates on the relics of the First War of Indian Independence; so on and so forth



Last Updated on 1 March 2013



     


     

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