Museums in Delhi
- Delhi has a number of Museum and galleries that provide an interesting
insight into India's rich cultural heritage. Few of the important Museum and
galleries are Nehru Museum, National Museum, National art gallery.
» Nehru Museum :
Better known as Teen Murti Bhawan, the
residence of first Indian prime minister, has been converted into a Museum.
The Museum showcases photographs and newspaper clippings that give a
fascinating insight into the history of the independence movement. A light
and sound show is also organized to reveal the various facets of Nehru Life.
Admission to the Museum is free
» National Museum in Delhi:
The National Museum has good assemblage of
Indian bronze, terracotta and wood sculptures dating back to the Maurya
period. Miniature and mural paintings, and costumes of the various adivasis
from Vijaynagara empire in South India are on display
» National Gallery Of Modern Art :
The gallery has a collection
of painting, sculptures and graphics mainly by Indian and to some extent,
international modern artists. In order to emphasise the historical
development of modern Indian art, the collection centers around the works of
art of different school and groups, such as various schools during the 19th
century, the style of Raja Ravi Varma, the Bengal school and international
modern art The National Gallery of Modern Art was essentially inaugurated on
March 29, 1954 at Jaipur House, New Delhi .
» Rail Transport Museum :
This Museum has a exotic collection
of India's railway engines. The Museum displays a steam engine from 1855
which is still in working order. It also showcases large number of oddities
such as the skull of an elephant that charged a mail train in 1894, and
lost. The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 5 pm.
» Tibet House :
This small Museum has a fascinating compilation
of ceremonial items brought out of Tibet when the Dalai Lama fled following
the Chinese occupation. There is a shop selling a wide range of Tibetan
handicrafts.The Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2
to 5 pm..
» Crafts Museum :
The craft Museum showcases traditional Indian
crafts, wooden carvings and images and metalware. It is a charming oasis of
mud huts with painted walls and thatched roofs, courtyard.
» Gandhi Darshan :
The Gandhi Darshan, at Rajghat, is exhibit
paintings and photos about the Mahatma's life and deeds. It also houses the
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya that displays some of Gandhi's personal