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6 of the Must-Visit Museums in Delhi – List of Delhi Museums

Delhi is called as “Dilli Dilwalon Ki” due to the fact that delhiites are very helpful and experience every good or bad moment with great unity. It has been a major tourist attraction since British times and is a perfect blend of mix traditions and culture. There are many places in this Union Territory that can be visited to enjoy outings with family and friends. From Qutub Minar to National Museum, every monument is surrounded with divine of history and civilization. This is the reason that why not only national people but also individuals from outside the country visit this place and explore the beauty of history, culture and ammusement.

Let us now straight away list down the popular six must visit museums in Delhi in order to have an outstanding outing experience...   

 

National Museum

 

 
National Museum
 

 

Description: Established in 1949 and one of the largest museums in India, National Museum in New Delhi hold a range of articles varying from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It comes under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Covering more than 5,000 years, the museum has around 200,000 works of art both of Indian and foreign origin.

Location: Janpath, New Delhi, India

Timings: 10:00AM to 05:00PM

Closed: Public Holidays

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan

National Museum Bus Stop: 505, 521, 522, 580, 615, HoHo (DTC Tourist Bus)

 

Air Force Museum

 

 
 

 

Description: The Indian Air Force Museum is also a well-known place to visit in Delhi where the Indian Air Force showcase a large collection of aeroplanes and armoury reflecting their history. They display their achievements along with the best of what they stood for in the war and peace.

Location: Palam, Delhi Cantonment, Delhi, India

Timings: 10:00AM to 05:00PM

Closed: Monday, Tuesday and Public Holidays

Nearest Metro Station: I.G.I. Airport

Air Force Museum Bus Stop: 534A, 715, 721, 723, 751, 764, 778, RL-77

 

National Rail Museum

 

 
Rail Museum
 

 

Description: Built in 1977, the National Rail Museum in New Delhi display the history and milestones of Indian railways. It has both indoor and outdoor exhibits through which people can explore a divine of information about the history of the railways. It has many outstanding collection of historical things to explore, for instance, a ride in monorail and joy train.

Location: Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Timings: 09:30AM to 05:30PM

Closed: Monday and Public Holidays

Nearest Metro Station: Lok Kalyan Marg

National Rail Museum Bus Stop: 604, 620, 680

 

National Science Centre Museum

 

 
Science Museum
 

 

Description: Opened in 1992, the National Science Centre Museum in Delhi diaplay the projects and study on science and educate people about the great wonders of science. It showcases the history of architecture and working science behind the construction of houses. Being a part of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), it also comes under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Location: Bhairon Marg, near Pragati Maidan Gate No. 1, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00AM to 05:00PM

Closed: Holi and Diwali

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

National Science Centre Museum Bus Stop: 323, 344, 355, 374, 393, 412, 894A, 936, GL 32, MS

 

Red Fort Archaeological Museum

 

 
Red Fort Museum
 

 

Description: Located inside the historic Red Fort in Delhi, the Red Fort Archaeological Museum is mainly dedicated to history of Bahadur Shah Zafar era, India's last Mughal King. It displays several impressive objects dating back from the Mughal time. It contains paintings, textiles, calligraphy, artifacts, costumes and other things that are related to the Mughal period.

Location: Red Fort, Old Delhi

Timings: 9:00AM to 05:00PM

Closed: Public Holidays

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Red Fort Archaeological Museum Bus Stop: 101, 104, 118, 118 EXT, 171, 172, 185, 210, 213, 214, 216, 270, 271, 272, 301, 301A, 347, 348, 405, 405A, 411, 419, 419 EXT, 425, 425A, 429, 449, 502, 602, 605, 622, 726, 726A, 729, 784, 901, 936, Palam Coach

 

National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum

 

 
Handicraft Museum
 

 

Description: Being one of the largest museums in India, the National Handcrafts and Handlooms Museum in Delhi, which is well-known as the National Crafts Museum is under Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It showcases the painted walls, thatched roofs, painted courtyards, craftsmen work and so on. It has folk & tribal paintings, traditional Indian crafts, clay & terracotta, metalware, jewelries and wooden carvings to see.

Location: Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Timings: 09:30AM to 05:00PM (July to September) & 09:30AM to 06:00PM (October to June)

Closed: Monday and Public Holidays

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum Bus Stop: 323, 344, 355, 374, 393, 412, 894A, 936, GL 32, MS

 

Exim File said that being Delhi as one of the popular metropolitan cities, it has many tourist destinations that one can explore. The perfect time to visit this Union Territory and catch up all the excitement is between August and December. The ending days of February and whole March is also the favourable time to visit Delhi. As April, May, June and July are months when weather get too hot and from mid-December to mid-February, harsh winter is experienced. So, take complete pleasure to have history, culture and beauty of Delhi.

By Sachin Bhardwaj

Editor at Govt Rojgaar


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