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7 Cool Facts Like Virtual Tour & More About Various Museums Of Delhi That’ll Leave You Agape

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Hola, Delhiites! We hope you guys are tucked safely at your homes amidst the ongoing lockdown. This time, we’re back to tell y’all about some really cool facts about the various museums in India, and although, all these museums are closed, for the time being, a lil knowledge never hurt anyone, right? 

1. National Museum Offers A Virtual Tour

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Picture Credits: Arjun Pandey

It’s one of the largest museums in the country that showcases over 2 lakh articles, covering a span of 5,000 years. But, did you know they give a virtual tour of their sprawling museum where you can learn about the bygone eras from the comfort of your home?

Where | National Museum - Janpath Road, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat
Timings | 10 AM - 6 PM
Entry | Rs 20 Onwards
Call Them | +91 11 2379 2775
Link To The Virtual Tour | http://www.nationalmuseumindia.gov.in/online-exhibitions.asp?lk=ex4
http://www.indiavirtualtour.com/Delhi/VirtualTour.asp?monumentID=14

2. World’s Last Working Steam Engine Is Showcased At The National Rail Museum

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Picture Credits: Sumanta Sannigrahi

The National Rail Museum opened back in 1977 and displays 163 years of Indian
Railway’s heritage. World’s oldest and last working steam locomotive, Fairy Queen, is displayed here. It also has the saloon cars of the Prince Of Wales, the Maharajas of Indore as well as Mysore. 

Where | National Rai Museum - Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri
Timings | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry | Rs 20

3. Shankar’s International Doll Museum Has A Collection Of 150 Dolls In Indian Attire

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Picture Credits: keshav aggarwal

This doll museum has an eclectic collection of dolls from over 85 countries and a special collection of dolls in Indian outfit. The dolls represent the diversity in culture, from Thai Dolls to figurines depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the nomadic models from Turkmenistan that’ll leave you awestruck!

Where | Shankar's Intl. Dolls Museum - Nehru House, 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Timings | 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry | Rs 30 (Adults) & Rs 12 (Kids)
Call Them | +91 11 2331 6970

4. The Rare Collection At National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum Is 200+ Yrs Old

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Picture Credits: Lakshman Dev

This museum in Pragati Maidan boasts over 35 K artefacts that reflect the Indian tradition through painting, embroidery, textiles, stone, wood and various crafts of clay. Their age-old collection includes 300-year-old dushalas from Kashmir, Kutch embroidery, rare brocade and much more!

Where | National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum - Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan
Timings | 10 AM - 6 PM
Entry | Rs 20

5. Museo Camera Centre Is Home To Antique Cameras From 100+ Countries

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The Museo Camera Centre is a paradise for every camera enthusiasts. Run by an Indian renowned photographer named Aditya Arya, this museum is a treasure trove of antique cameras that has been collected for the past 35 years. Each piece has a story to tell, a story that will make your heart warm!

Where | Museo Camera Centre For The Photographic Arts - Shri Ganesh Mandir Marg, DLF Phase IV, Sector 28, Gurugram
Timings | 11 AM - 7 PM
Entry | Rs 200
Call Them | +91 8287 814 216

6. Museum Of Toilets Showcases The History Toilets From 3,000 BC Onwards

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Picture Credits: Clive Silverman

This one-of-a-kind museum is unlike any other museum in the world. Sulabh International Toilet Museum brings together the various toilets and its evolution over the years, from 3,000 BC to the 20th century.  You’d be amazed by how the toilets have changed and how innovative people are when it comes to sanitation!

Where | Sulabh International Toilet Museum - RZ-83, Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Road, Mahavir Enclave, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation
Timings | 8 AM - 8 PM (Monday - Friday), 10 AM - 5 PM (Saturday & Sunday)
Entry | Free
Call Them | +91 11 2505 3646

7. Nehru Memorial Museum Has 2.5 Lakh Books, 1.5 Lakh Photos Of Jawaharlal Nehru

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Picture Credits: Karan Khurana

Created in the memory of Jawaharlal Nehru, this museum has 2.5 lakh printed books, 1.5 lakh photographs and 8,000 audio tapes that gives a detailed description of Nehru’s life and the Indian Freedom Movement.

Where | Nehru Memorial Museum & Library - Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg, Teen Murti Marg Area
Timings | 9 AM - 5:30 PM

Folks, we hope this list helped you learn more about the museums in Delhi! Stay indoors and stay safe.

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