- April to September: 0930 hrs – 1900 hrs
- October to March 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs.
- Monday Closed.
- Indian National Adults: INR 20 per person
- Students till 12th Class with I-Card: Entry Free
- Foreign Nationals: INR 650 per person with Audio guide.
One of the most iconic Museums of India, you need a full day to visit the complete National Museum of Delhi. Located bang in the city center, the National Museum is a treasure trove for the connoisseurs of artefacts and archaeology.
Factually speaking, the museum takes you on a journey of India, from the past till recent history. Here you can find some of the most valued excavated items belonging to the Harrapan era, the Indus valet civilization, to the precious jewels and jewelry which once belonged to the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Lord Buddha’s relics are kept in the museum which are one of most precious possessions of the Museum. Then there are idols and statues of various Gods and Goddesses from all over India. Paintings from the Mughal era and Thanjavur paintings are mesmerizing. You can also find the “Babarnama” in Babar’s handwriting. An octagonal Quran and the Bhagavad Gita written in Gold.
Apart from these there are musical instruments and the also various types of weapons. There are clothes and vessels used by the royalties and also by tribes. All this and much more makes the visit to this Museum an enriching experience.
National Gallery of Modern Art
April to September 0930 hrs to 1900 hrs
October to March 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs.
National Gallery of Modern Art is Located in the Jaipur House near India Gate. The building was the palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It has around 4,000 paintings of modern artists and also included are graphics and sculptures. The gallery arranges special exhibitions for those who wish to exhibit their works. Rabindranath, Abanindranath, Nanadalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Shergil and other's creative works are on display. This gallery has a huge collection of art and literature and journal on art and culture and painting of old and modern schooling.
Nehru Museum & Planetarium
Open from 1000 hrs to 1630 hrs.
Show Timings : 11:30 am(English), 1:30pm(Hindi), 3pm(English) & 4pm(Hindi)
Adult: INR 100 per person
Student concession is given.
The Teen Murti Bhawan, south of Rashtrapati Bhawan, was built as residence of the British Commander-in-chief. Post-independence, it was converted into the residence of the then Prime Minister, pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
After his death in 1964, it was converted to Nehru Museum. A photographic journey through his life along with his writings and trophies are on display. His collection of books has been made into a Library with many additions to it later. The Library is the mecca for research scholars.
Pandit Nehru was very much inclined towards science and scientific developments. Within the same area is the Planetarium, which gives an overview of the Indian Space program. There are daily film shows, which are screened in a specially designed auditorium. The Capsule in which Captain Rakesh Sharma went into space is also kept here.
1000 hrs to 1700 hrs
Adult: INR 15 per person
Children (Below 12 years): INR 5 per child. (Student concession is given)
A very unique museum is present in the central part of Delhi, which attracts young and old alike, “The Shankar’s International Doll Museum”. Started by a famous Cartoonist, this museum received huge support from all the head of the states and also the dignitaries visiting it, by their contribution of various dolls to the museum.
There are 6000 dolls on display. They not only belong to nearly every state of India but from more than 85 countries all around the world. These dolls reflect the tradition and culture of the region from where they come.
Along with the museum, there is B C Roy Children's Library and children's play corner as well.