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  • Touching various aspects of education and entertainment, there are so many museums in Delhi that you will need a couple of months to cover them all during weekends. Wherever your passion lies, you are sure to find a museum in Delhi where you can satisfy the curiosity building up within yourself.

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    From conventional museums dedicated to art and unconventional ones dedicated to toilets – the capital city of India will spoil you for choice when it comes to exploring museums. There are museums where you can acquire some useful information about Indian handicrafts, history of India, Indian Railway, and so on. 

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    If you are an aspiring artist seeking inspiration by getting acquainted with the lives of historical figures, there are Delhi museums dedicated to personalities like Mirza Ghalib. Or, if you are a parent who wants to spend an eventful day with family, museums like Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and National Children’s Museum fit the bill. 

    Besides, various among the Delhi museums dedicated to the memory of eminent personalities who contributed to shaping current India also dot the geography of Delhi.

    Here are some of the best museums in Delhi:

  • 01National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum

    National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum

    Handicrafts are an important element of the heritage of India, and this museum, also known as the National Crafts Museum, is one of the biggest crafts museums in the country. While you are in Delhi, this museum is the best place you can go to gain some rewarding knowledge about handicrafts and handlooms in India. 

    The museum features various galleries, each one showcasing a unique range of articles. You can find galleries dedicated to textile, rural craft, and several other galleries here. There is also a great collection of paintings and sculptures on display here.

    Distance: 9.4 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 20 per person.

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  • 02Abdul Kalam Memorial

    Abdul Kalam Memorial

    A recent addition in the list of museums in Delhi, Abdul Kalam Memorial was inaugurated in 2016 to pay respects to India’s former president Late APJ Abdul Kalam. Located at Dilli Haat, this museum is one of the major tourist attractions in Delhi which sheds light on the achievements and invaluable contributions of The Missile Man of India, Dr Kalam. 

    Along with some interesting artefacts and his personal belongings, the museum also stores a collection of books written by him. Visit this museum to get familiar with the life and career of this iconic president through an Audio-Video presentation.

    Distance: 16.8 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 11 am to 9 pm

    Entry Fee: Entry Pass for Dilli Haat is INR 10 per person.

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  • 03National Museum

    National Museum

    A great site in the capital city of India where you can learn some interesting facts about the country and its history, National Museum is a treasure in disguise. Established in the year 1949, the National Museum is also one of the largest museums in Delhi. 

    People from different part of not only India but the world visit this place to explore the impressive collection of objects dating back to the pre-historic era kept here. Besides, the museum also has on display some renowned pieces of art which are an absolute delight to any art enthusiast. It is also one of the best places to visit in Delhi with friends. National Museum accommodates various galleries dedicated to jewellery, arms, and art.

    Distance: 13.4 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 6 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 20 per person.

  • 04Gandhi Museum

    Gandhi Museum

    One of the finest museums in Delhi, this museum is dedicated to the freedom fighter fondly known as the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The museum was established in 1961 and is a great source of inspiration to a number of people. 

    From clothes and photographs to letters and original relics pertaining to the life of Mahatma Gandhi and the freedom struggle of the nation are kept here on display. Gandhi Literature Centre is an important wing of the museum. In addition to that, the museum also houses an impressive collection of art pieces.

    Distance: 15.1 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings:
    9:30 am to 5:30 pm

    Entry Fee:
    No Admission Fee.

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  • 05Air Force Museum

    Air Force Museum

     Among the extensive range of museums in Delhi, this one is dedicated to the Air Force of the country. Located at the Palam Air Force Station in Delhi, this museum has on exhibit a large collection of armoury and aeroplanes in addition to uniforms and historical photographs.

    A visit to this museum will impart you some interesting information about the nation’s Air Force and its history. Offering a unique experience through organized galleries, this museum is also a renowned site among tourists visiting Delhi.

    Distance: 23.9 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 5 pm.

    Entry Fee: No Admission Fee.

  • 06Metro Museum

    Metro Museum

    Delhi Metro is the most important aspect of transportation in Delhi, and a visit to this museum will definitely surprise you with some great details about it. Located at Patel Chowk Metro Station, this museum is small but intriguing nonetheless. 

    Metro Museum in Delhi is South Asia’s first museum of its kind. The gallery at the museum features a collection of display panels, miniature models, and historical photographs that will let you gain some insights into the functioning and work culture at DMRC. You can also book Delhi tour packages to explore Delhi and the nearby tourist attraction.

    Distance: 10.5 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 4 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 8 per person.

  • 07National Rail Museum

    National Rail Museum

    You will find all kinds of museums in Delhi, and one of the most recommended one among them is the National Rail Museum. This museum is also a popular site among tourists as it exhibits the history of rail transportation in India in the most engaging way possible, making a visit here a treat. 

    The unique exhibit here boasts of one of most unique collections of coaches and engines. The major attractions are the steam locomotive “Fairy Queen” and “John Morris Fire Engine”. The indoor gallery showcases a range of articles including miniature models.   

    Distance: 16.7 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings:
    10 am to 5 pm

    Entry Fee:
    INR 50 per person.

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  • 08Gandhi Smriti Museum

    Gandhi Smriti Museum

    Gandhi Smriti Museum is one of the finest among Delhi Museums. The museum is dedicated to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi to keep his memory alive as this is the place where he spent the last few months of his life. The building housing the museum was once known as Birla Bhavan. 

    Various aspects of Gandhi's life has been kept here on display through his belongings and terracotta dolls. Besides, you can see some more articles like some photographs, sculptures, paintings, etc., giving some insights about the time he spent here before he was assassinated.

    Distance: 12.0 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings:
    10 am to 5:30 pm

    Entry Fee:
    No Admission Fee.

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  • 09Ghalib Museum and Library

    Ghalib Museum and Library

    If you are a bookworm or an aspiring writer, Ghalib Museum and Library is a heavenly spot in Delhi. Dedicated to arguably the greatest Urdu and Persian poet ever, Mirza Ghalib, this museum is a treasure trove of literature and poetry in Delhi. 

    The museum was established in 1969 and since then, it has been serving the community of poetry lovers. Ghalib Academy where the museum is located also houses a library boasting a great collection of books, a calligraphy training centre, and art gallery.

    Distance: 12.3 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 6 pm

    Entry Fee: No Admission Fee.

  • 10National Gallery of Modern Art

    National Gallery of Modern Art

    If you are a budding artist or you are just enthusiastic about modern art, National Gallery of Modern Art is a spot you would love to spend a few hours while you are in Delhi. The building that houses this art gallery is a charming piece of architecture which will tickle your fancy as much as what is inside it. 

    The art gallery here has on exhibit some of the finest specimens of modern and contemporary Indian art created by the top-notch artist in the country. Various exhibitions are organized here all around the year, so pick a date and visit the gallery with someone who is equally serious about modern art.

    Distance: 11.0 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings:
    11 am to 6:30 pm

    Entry Fee:
    INR 10 per person.

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  • 11Sanskriti Museums

    Sanskriti Museums

    This cluster of three museums is a perfect place in Delhi where you can make your weekend exciting. The three museums include Textile Museum, Museum of Everyday Art, and the Museum of Indian Terracotta. You can either pick one according to your interests, but it is recommended that you explore all three. 

    These museums have a great collection of art pieces, handicrafts and much more you can discover when you visit the complex. You can also attend workshops that are held regularly here.

    Distance: 28.9 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

    Entry Fee: No Admission Fee.

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  • 12Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

    Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

    This is one of those Delhi museums that you should definitely visit with kids. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum is another museum in the capital city with a unique concept as a large collection of dolls can be found here. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi for youngsters to enjoy.

    The museum claims to have in store a total of 6,000 dolls which are from 85 different countries. There is a separate section featuring a collection of 500 Indian dolls wearing ethnic clothes.

    Distance: 5.7 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 5:30 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 15 per person.

  • 13Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

    Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

    If unconventional and peculiar things interest you, Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is the place you must visit at least once in your lifetime. We understand your confusion but there is actually a museum in Delhi dedicated to the world history of toilets. 

    As you can imagine, the museum showcases a range of unique toilets from different parts of the world. Another odd thing you can enjoy here is a collection of poems written about the toilet.

    Distance: 23.9 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 8 am to 8 pm

    Entry Fee: No Admission Fee.

  • 14National Science Centre

    National Science Centre

    Make your weekend eventful by learning about the latest technological developments in India through the impressive exhibits at the National Science Centre. Whether you are a science student or you are just eager to learn about what kinds of technologies, young minds are coming up with, National Science Centre will keep you hooked with great innovations put on display here. 

    Providing you with insights into the history and future of various technologies, this is among the top museums in the city.

    Distance: 9.0 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6 pm

    Entry Fee: General Entry – INR 40 per person. Students – INR 10 per person.

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  • 15Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

    Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

    A museum with a library – what else do those who crave knowledge need? This museum and library dedicated to the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, aims to preserve and reconstruct the bits and pieces of the history of the Independence Movement of India. 

    The museum was established in 1964 and is maintained by the Ministry of Culture. The fascinating architecture, the collection of rare books, and the lifelike exhibits here will take you to the era when the nation was struggling to secure independence.

    Distance: 13.5 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 9 am to 5:30 pm

    Entry Fee: No Admission Fee.

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  • 16National Agricultural Science Museum

    National Agricultural Science Museum

    Agriculture is the most important block in the economy of India, and the best way to gain some interesting knowledge and insights into the science of agriculture is to visit this museum. Though there is not much here for tourists, this museum is of great significance to the students of science.

    Once you take a tour of this museum, you will return after having developed a basic understanding of the agricultural processes. The complex also has an auditorium where documentaries pertaining to agricultural practices are played. You should definitely visit this place, if you are planning to explore Delhi in a day.

    Distance: 18.3 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 10 per person.

  • 17Zakir Hussain's Museum

    Zakir Hussain's Museum

    An honourable part of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Zakir Hussain Museum is a gem among Delhi museums. The museum was established in 1972 to pay tribute to the third president of India, Dr Zakir Husain and his contribution to the advancement of the country. 

    On your visit to the museum, you will come across various personal belongings of him. Other objects like photographs and mementoes throwing light on his journey as the president of India can also be seen here. But the major attraction here is the Bharat Ratna which Dr, Zakir Husain was awarded.

    Distance: 22.3 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

    Entry Fee: No Admission Fee.

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  • 18National Philatelic Museum

    National Philatelic Museum

    Operated by the Department of Post, this national Philatelic Museum is an interesting place to visit in Delhi. If you happen to have or had an interest in collecting stamps, the great collection of stamps here will leave you awestruck. 

    From the first stamp issued in India in 1854 to various stamps issued during the era of British-India, the collection holds some excellent surprises.  The collection is divided into several themes for the visitors’ convenience.

    Distance: 11.4 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

    Entry Fee: No Admission Fee.

  • 19Indira Gandhi Memorial

    Indira Gandhi Memorial

    A museum that was established to pay homage to the memory of former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. The building that houses the museum was once the residence of Indira Gandhi, and this is also the place where she was assassinated in 1984 by her own bodyguards. 

    The exhibits are divided into several sections that present the collections of photographs, books, and other personal belongings of the Iron Lady of India. A visit to this museum will be an enlightening experience for those interested in learning about the political history of the country.

    Distance: 12.8 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Entry Fee: No Admission Fee.

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  • 20Purana Qila Museum

    Purana Qila Museum

    Complete your heritage tour in Delhi with a visit to this museum that has a wide spectrum of pleasant surprises in store for you. It is an archaeological museum where you can learn some interesting facts about the archaeology of Delhi. 

    The excavated materials from the excavation of the fort site during the 20th Century are on display here. This collection includes various artefacts from different periods ranging from the Mauryan to the Mughal era. Besides, other antique items collected from different parts of Delhi have also been put on display at the museum.

    Distance: 10.4 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

    Entry Fee: Fort Entrance – INR 20 per person.

  • 21Supreme Court of India Museum

    A museum which is ideal for everyone, Supreme Court of India Museum is a must visit place in Delhi. This museum is one of the most significant museums in Delhi because it depicts the legal heritage of the country. 

    From important files and photographs to rare objects and artefacts, a lot is on display to let the visitors absorb some important details about the history of the Supreme Court of India. A visit to this place with kids will be a great learning experience for them.

    Distance: 8.7 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 4 pm

    Entry Fee: No Admission Fee.

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  • 22National Police Museum

    National Police Museum

    The latest and unique addition in the extensive list of museums in Delhi, National Police Museum was inaugurated by the current prime minister Narendra Modi in October 2018. The museum is, as the name hints, dedicated to central and state police forces of India.

    Various artefacts, uniforms, gear, etc. used by the policemen are kept on display at the museum. The objective behind establishing the museum is to make the public aware of the history and other aspects of the police force.

    Distance: 13.8 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 10 per person.

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  • 23Tibet House Museum

    Tibet House Museum

    Founded in 1965 by Dalai Lama, Tibet House encompasses within its fine building an art museum and a library. This museum is a window through which you can come across various aspects of Tibetan Culture and its history in India. 

    The galleries of the museum are decorated with vibrant Tibetan paintings. A variety of other artefacts depicting the rich art and culture of Tibet are on display here. The library has, apart from precious manuscripts, a range of books available which will allow you to take out comprehensive research on Tibetan Culture.

    Distance: 13.4 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 9:30 to 5:30 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 10 per person.

  • 24Election Museum

    Election Museum

    This city of Delhi has museums built on some unique concepts, Election Museum is one of them. From making people aware of the importance of participating in the election to maintain democracy to educating them about the timeline of elections in the country, this museum is a great place you can visit with your family and friends to learn something new. 

    Coupled with a library, this is an amazing spot in Delhi, especially for students.   

    Distance: 550 m from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings:
    11 am to 4 pm

    Entry Fee:
    No Admission Fee.

  • 25National War Museum

    National War Museum

    This museum in New Delhi is an initiative to honour the sacrifices of Indian armed forces and to educate the public about their contribution and valour. The museum complex houses statues of our brave soldiers and arms and ammunition used by them. 

    A tour of this museum will invoke a sense of pride towards the nation and a sense of gratitude towards its armed forces.

    Distance: 11.1 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Entry Fee: Rs. 5.0 per person for Indians, 100.0 per person for Foreign nationals, 1.0 per person for Indian students, 25.0 per person for Camera and Camcorder.

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  • 26Tribal Museum

    Tribal Museum

    Get familiar with the vibrant shades of tribal life in Delhi by visiting this museum. Apart from housing a collection of artefacts that depict the lifestyle and culture of various tribes of India, the museum also aims to uplift them by creating awareness pertaining to their struggles. 

    The museum was built in 1948 with the objective to improve the situation for the neglected sections of the society. A visit to this museum will bring you a good deal of knowledge about the subject.

    Distance: 13.8 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 11 am to 2:30 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 10 per person.

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  • 27Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

    A museum in Delhi which enjoys an equal fame as a tourist attraction, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is an enjoyable place worth visiting with family. Life-size statues of some iconic personalities from across the globe sculpted by the famous sculptor Marie Tussaud are on display here. 

    From Shahrukh Khan to Sachin Tendulkar, you will find them all here under one roof. Your entire family will enjoy getting clicked alongside celebrities here.

    Distance: 8.8 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 10 am to 7:30 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 960 per person.

  • 28Indian War Memorial Museum

    Indian War Memorial Museum

    If you are planning to visit Red Fort, you must take a tour of this museum located inside its campus. The museum is dedicated to those Indian soldiers who had participated in the World War. The museum encompasses several intriguing galleries which have a wide range of objects. 

    These objects range from various kinds of weapons used in those times to the costumes worn by the soldiers and Maharajas. Besides, there are a couple of galleries dedicated to some other items used in the war. This museum is a must visit place for any history buff.

    Distance: 4.1 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 35 per person.

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  • 29Sangeet Natak Akademi

    A place in Delhi all at lovers love spending time at, Sangeet Natak Akademi is a national level institute of performing arts, established with the objective to preserve and promote art.  You should definitely visit this academy whenever you are in Delhi next time, and become a witness to the fine performances by the artists here. 

    The complex also features an auditorium, a library, and a museum. The museum boasts of a collection of over 2,000 objects including masks and musical instruments you would be pleased to check here.

    Distance: 8.6 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6 pm.

  • 30National Children's Museum

    National Children's Museum

    Toys, dolls, and what not – this museum has a number of things on display to fascinate children. Designed to create a unique learning experience for children, this museum aims to educate children about culture, life, and tradition of India. The museum complex accommodates various galleries dedicated to art, history, and culture. 

    These galleries exhibit currencies from different countries, crafts, traditional jewellery, and much more. There is also a play area for kids. If you are planning to spend some quality time with your family over the weekend, this is one of the best places to go.

    Distance: 5.9 km from Delhi bus stand.

    Timings: 9 am to 5:30 pm

    Entry Fee: INR 20 per person.

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