Top 05 Museums You Should Visit In Delhi

When we visit any new country and city so there is always a curiosity in our mind about the place. We read and search a lot before visiting a new place. When we reach at the place we always try to find out more about the place by its history and culture and learn so many new things. Museums are one of the best medium to understand about the history and culture of any destination you visit. Museums give a details idea about the history and culture of the place. All the places preserve their culture and history in form of museums. Delhi is also one of the great city in terms of history and culture. Delhi has a great history from Pandava’s to Mughal’s and then freedom of India from British rule. Delhi has also preserved its history in so many museums. So here i will take you to top 05 museums you should visit in Delhi.

Top 05 Museums You Should Visit In Delhi
National Museum

 1. National Museum: This Museum is also known as National Museum of India. It is one of the biggest museums in India established in 1949. It has a huge variety of pre historic time to modern work and art. Museum has almost 200,000 works of art not even from India only even from some other countries as well which covers 5000 years of history. It has so many different kind of art work here like stone art, wooden art, Paintings, Arms and Armour, Decorative art, Jewelry, Education, Archaeology and many more. It is situated in center of New Delhi near India gate and Connaught Place. See Delhi By Helicopter

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Top 05 Museums You Should Visit In Delhi
A Locomotive at National Rail Museum

2. National Rail Museum: It is a museum about Indian railway system and development from its beginning. It was opened on 01st February 1977 and covers almost 40,000 square meter of indoor and outdoor of land. Inside the museum you can also enjoy a toy train ride. Collection of the museum is so big it houses Locomotive and coaches from princely states of Indian subcontinent. The museum has a large collection of steam Locomotive made of iron and steel and also wooden coaches collected from all over the India. The museum has documents, drawing, maps, books and belonging of Indian railways for 160 years of history. Museum has maximum number of rail simulator in the world. Madame Tussaud Museum Delhi

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Top 05 Museums You Should Visit In Delhi
A Steel Tree at National Gallery of Modern Art

3. National Gallery of Modern Art: (NGMA) National Gallery of Modern Art is best art gallery in Delhi under Ministry of Culture India. Established very close to India gate in Jaipur House on 29th March 1954 by Government of India. It has two more branches in Mumbai and Bangalore. It has more than 14000 piece of art from artist like Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gill as well as foreign artists. Gallery also preserved some oldest work date back to 1857. It has a area of 12000 square meters of exhibition space which makes it world’s largest modern art museum.

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Top 05 Museums You Should Visit In Delhi
Nehru Mesuem

4. Nehru Memorial Museum: Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru was first prime minister of India. He played a great role in freedom of India and took India to next level. Nehru was a architect of modern India and champion of world peace. The building which has been converted in museum basically was residence of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru after his death it was converted into a museum. it has four major constituents namely, a Memorial Museum, a Library on modern India, a Center for Contemporary and Nehru Planetarium. Its a place where you can see his entire life style. Some of the rooms such as drawing room, Bedroom and study room have been preserved as they were at the time of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death. A series of interlinked exhibitions have been created in the museum which shows his personal and work life. News papers, books and photograph related to Nehru have been preserved here. Best Shopping Market in Delhi.

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Top 05 Museums You Should Visit In Delhi
Gandhi Smriti (Image Source Flicker)

5. Gandhi Smriti: Gandhi smriti is a place where father of nation Mahatma Gandi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse on 30th January 1948. Mahatma Gandi lived here from 09th September 1947 to 30th January 1948. This place was acquired by Indian government in 1971 and was converted into national memorial for father of nation Mahatma Gandi. It was open to the public on 15th August 1973. Place include living room of Mahatma Gandi and ground where he was addressing the crowd when Naturam Godse killed him. The building and landscape have been preserved as they were on that time. You can also see here journey of Mahatma Gandi in form of photographs and books. A big statue of Mahatma Gandhi was established here with whom you can take the pictures.

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11 comments

Flo

Great selection of museums – I had no idea there were so many fantastic ones in Delhi. I’d love to visit the National Museum to learn more about the history of India and see all the archaeological finds!

Kathy Marris

Thanks for this. If I ever come to Delhi this will be a very handy guide. The steel tree is very impressive.

Samantha Sparrow

I too love to visit museums in a new place, it looks like there is loads to see in Dehli! I think I’d like to visit the National Gallery of Modern Art, that steel tree sculpture looks incredible.

ada

What a great list! Every time I travel somewhere I always try to visit at least one museum! If I would have to choose only one in Delhi I would go to National Gallery of Modern Art! They always really interesting and I bet this one is amazing as well!

Punita Malhotra

Delhi’s National Museum and the National Gallery of Modern Art are house some fine examples of art. Recently, audio-guides have been introduced in the National Museum, but I have not had the opportunity to experience those. Another interesting museum is the Dolls Museum.

Arpy

Great museum guide! Loved the metal tree. It’s important to visit museums to get closer to the country’s cultural heritage.

Gokul Raj

That is a great list. Places that treasure the Indian history.

Chasing Potatoes

I like the idea of visiting museums because from them I can learn a lot about the arts, culture, history, etc. of the places where they are located. That’s why wherever I go, I always include museums in my itinerary . Thanks for sharing these museums in Delhi.

Bushra Muzaffar

Wonderful list of museums to see in the capital. Museums are a starting point to a walk into the history of a place and people. These museums have interesting collections especially the National Museum. Its huge collection is amazing.

Alberto C.

Great recommendations here, thanks for the list! I was having a peek at the collections in the National Museum and they look incredibly interesting, I will be visiting that one for sure whenever I make it to Delhi!

Wanderlust Vegans

Delhi sure has many incredible looking museums and this is only the top 5? The museum devoted to Gandhi sounds like a great learning experience as his work with non-violent resistance has been so influential around the world and an inspiration for peace around the world. The modern art museum seems inspirational as well in seeing the creativity of artists.

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