The Best Museums in Delhi

Delhi is a perfect blend of mix culture and traditions of the old and modern India. The city has numerous monuments that are popular for architectural brilliance and historic significance. Given below is the list of all fascinating museums in Delhi that must be visited in order to have an incredible experience. These museums not only provide evidence of rich past but also the cultural richness of India and Delhi in particular.

1.National Museum

National Museum of Delhi is located in Janpath. It is one of the largest museums in India. It was established in 1949 and records 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years. The first thing you’ll see upon entering the museum is a 13th century statue of the sun god Surya.

Attractions: Life Size Model of Dinosaur, natural history, environment, ecology, stuffed birds and animals.

2.National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum of Delhi is located in Chanakya Puri. This museum represents India’s rail heritage. The museum depicts the transformation and development of Indian Railways from the past 130 years. A ride in joy train and monorail  is the best thing to experience in the museum. It is a must watch museum for rail buffs. The museum remains closed on Monday and public holidays.

3.National Gallery of Modern Art

Established in the year 1954, this is the best place to explore Indian contemporary art. The royal building of the museum was formerly the residence of erstwhile Maharajas of Jaipur. It houses a splendid collection of paintings, some of which are as old as 150 years! The painting treasure housed here includes the 19th and early-20th century paintings of British artists, Thomas Daniell, and his nephew, William. The museum remains closed on Monday.

4.Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum is located in Palam which is one of the suburbs of the city. It has a collection of airplanes and armory objects which shows the history of Indian Air Force.  The museum stays closed on Monday, Tuesday and public holidays.

5.Shankar’s International Doll Museum

A  veritable dreamland for the children. 6000 dolls from 85 countries are on display at this museum in Nehru House at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. The India exhibit section comprises 500 dolls dressed in costumes worn from all over the country. The museum remains closed on Monday.