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New Delhi Museums are beautiful magnificence to comprehend. The museums in New Delhi showcase the history in the forms of sculptures, craft, artistic pieces etc. All these forms of art make the Delhi museums enticing to all. Further the museums are also one of the best ways to explore the history of the place.
Some of the finest New Delhi Museums are as follows:
Contact Details: Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi - 110001.
Closed : Monday and National Holidays
Timing: July to September : 9:30 am- 5 p.m
October to June : 9: 30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Located in Pragati Maidan, the Crafts Museum is replete with galleries which display the rich tradition of Indian Handicrafts. Craftsmen from different corners of India demonstrate their talent and skill at this museum. The Crafts museum has a collection of some of the rarest and delicate art and craft pieces from across the country. Beautifully decorated mud huts, beautiful woodcarvings, paper-mache, paintings, embroidery, wooden haveli etc find place at this famous New Delhi museum.
Contact Details: Nehru House, 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Timimg : 10 A.M. To 6 P.M.
Set up in 1957, in memory of K. Shankar Pillai, the famous creator, the Dolls Museum in New Delhi is also called the Shankar's International Dolls museum. The museum has a huge collection of dolls. Currently the Dolls Museum has a collection of over 6000 types of dolls representing at least 85 countries. The dolls are arranged in various groups such as Brides of India, Dances of India, Woman and Men etc. There are two sections at this interesting New Delhi museum. One section displays dolls from Greece, Mexico, Yugoslavia, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom, North and South America, former USSR, New Zealand, Australia etc. The other division displays dolls from the Asian countries like Africa, the Middle East, and India etc.
Contact Details: Janpath, New Delhi
National Museum situated on Janpath Road, is a leading storehouse of exclusive antiquities. Established in the year 1960, the museum has a beautiful collection of various things that represents the Indus Valley Civilization. Further it also has bronze and stone sculptures of the Cholas, miniature paintings from across the world, relics of the great Buddha, manuscripts, Jewellery Gallery, Gallery of applied and decorative arts, Anthropological Gallery, Maritime Heritage and many more. The National Museum presently boasts of a collection of more than 2,00,000 works of art, which includes both Foreign ad Indian works. The Museum also has separate divisions of publication, Public Relations, Education, Hindi, Library, Display, Modelling, Exhibition cell, Photography, Administration and security.
Listed below are some other popular museums in New Delhi: