Different Museums in Delhi
The museums in Delhi are National Museum, Children's Museum, Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial, Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum, Gandhi Smriti, Ghalib ki Haveli, Ghalib Museum, Indian Air Force Museum, Indian War Memorial Museum, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, National Gandhi Museum, National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Philatelic Museum, National Police Memorial, National Rail Museum, National Science Centre, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, Parliament Museum, Red Fort Archaeological Museum, Sanskriti Museums, Shankar's International Dolls Museum, Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, Teen Murti Bhavan, Archaeological Museum, Tibet House Museum, Metro Museum, Zakir Hussain Museum etc. Some of the museums have been detailed below:
National Museum: This is one of the largest museums of India, which is also known as National Museum of India. It showcases various articles from the pre-historic era to modern works of art.
National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum: This museum, also known as Craft Museum, serves as a depository of items like Indian crafts, paintings, mud huts with painted walls and thatched roofs etc. This museum creates a rural ambience with the exhibiting items.
Air Force Museum: Air Force Museum holds a collection of aero-planes and armory. It is located at the Palam Air Force Station in Delhi.
Gandhi Museum: Gandhi Museum is a storehouse of some of the personal belongings of India’s Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
National Police Museum: National Police Museum houses items related to police, crime and criminals which have been acquired from different states and central police organizations, both of Indian and foreign origin.
National Rail Museum: A noteworthy aspect of National Rail Museum is a steam locomotive engine called Fairy Queen, which was built in 1855.
Tibet House Museum: Tibet House Museum holds a collection of thankas (Tibetan Buddhist Paintings), old currency notes, headpieces and musical instruments etc.
Metro Museum: Metro Museum exhibits the Delhi Metro and has the distinction of being South Asia's first modern Metro Museum.
National Children's Museum: National Children's Museum aims at enhancing creativity among children. It holds regular classes and workshops on performing and creative arts.
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets: This museum illustrates the global history of sanitation and toilets. It was established with the aim to address the problems of the sanitation sector in India.
National Museum of Natural History: The exhibits of this museum are related to environment, natural history and ecology and it promotes conservation of forest, wildlife, land, water and air.
Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial: This museum is dedicated to Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Ghalib ki Haveli: This museum was once the residence of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and now it has been converted into a heritage spot.
Ghalib Museum: This museum exhibits the life and time of the Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib.
Indian War Memorial Museum: This museum is located in the Naubat Khana of Red Fort. It showcases the history of military during the First and Second World War.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art: This is a private modern and contemporary art museum, which is located at Noida.
National Gallery of Modern Art: This museum is the primary art gallery, which is under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Nehru Memorial Museum & Library: This museum aims to preserve the history of Indian independence movement.
Red Fort Archaeological Museum: This museum is located in the Mumtaz Mahal of Red Fort. It exhibits the paintings, artifacts, calligraphy, fabrics and other objects of the Mughal era.
Sanskriti Museums: It is a set of three museums- Museum of Everyday Art, Museum of Indian Terracotta and Textile Museum. It is situated inside the Sanskriti Kendra Complex.
Shankar's International Dolls Museum: This museum houses a large collection of different kinds of dolls. This museum was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, who was a political cartoonist.
Teen Murti Bhavan: It is the former residence of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. He moved there after the death of Mahatma Gandhi and stayed there for 16 years till his own death.