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From Vintage Cameras To Toilets: 6 Fascinating Museums We Bet You Haven't Visited!

Dilwaalo ki Dilli is lucky to house the most precious remains of our cultural heritage, splendid monuments, traces of Mughal architecture, and mouthwatering food options. Does this pump you up to explore, everything awesome and totally hatke that Delhi has to offer? If yes, then here’s a list of 6 of the most fascinating museums the city has boasts of!

1. Heritage And Transport Museum

Sprawling over 90,000 square feet in Gurgaon, the Heritage and Transport Museum takes you on a drive through the history of Indian transportation and its sequential developments. The museum displays almost everything ranging from a vibrant collection of vintage cars to scooters, and bullock carts to palanquins! A 1946 Piper aircraft, boat and transport toys will also catch your attention. Come swing by for lots of great selfies!

Location | Taoru Road (Major District Road 132), Off NH 8 (Bilaspur Chowk), Taoru
Timings | 10 AM - 7 PM (Closed On Mondays)
Call Them At | +91 11 2371 8100
Entry | Rs 400 (Adults) & Rs 200 (Children Under 12 And Students)
Here’s Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/heritagetransportmuseum/
Check Out Their Website | http://www.heritagetransportmuseum.org/

2. Museo Camera - The Vintage Camera Museum

Inaugurated in 2009, the museum now houses over 1,000 cameras that originate from different places around the world. A walk here will take you through the evolution of cameras from the ancient to modern DSLR eras. The oldest camera lenses, photographic films, enlargers, flash equipment, and light metals are proudly on display for you to fawn over here! 

Location | T23/5, DLF Phase 3, Gurgaon
Timings | 11 AM - 5 PM
Call Them At | +91 9810 009 0990
Entry | Rs 300
Here’s Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Museo-camera-The-Vintage-Camera-Museum

3. Ghalib Museum

Paying homage to the timeless poetry of Mirza Ghalib, the most legendary Urdu poet of all time, Ghalib Museum is an endeavor to freeze the splendour of poetic aura that the maestro left behind. An art gallery, an assortment of his calligraphy specimens, handwritten books, poems, sher and shayaris, photographs, and clothes embellish the museum area and simply beg to be visited!

Location | Plot No-168/1, Nizamuddin West
Timings | 11 AM - 7 PM (Closed On Sundays)
Call Them At | +91 11 2435 1098
Entry | Free

4. Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets

If you have an eye for the weirdest of things around, then Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is just perfect for your quirky quest! It’s got a collection of lavatories, toilet furniture, bidets, pisspots and water closets that will lay bare for you the development of toilets through the ages. An alluring collection of striking poems on toilets and their usage also awaits you here!

Location | Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Marg, Mahavir Enclave, Palam
Timings | 10:30 AM - 5 PM (Winters), 10 AM - 5 PM (Summers)
Call Them At | +91 11 2503 1518 & +91 11 2503 1519
Entry | Free
Here’s Their Website | http://www.sulabhtoiletmuseum.org/

5. Delhi Metro Museum

The everyday odyssey of Delhi Metro has been beautifully showcased through small working models kept in the Delhi Metro Museum located at the Patel Chowk Metro Station. Old photographs, exhibits, drawing boards, models, and display panels explain its origin, history, construction and developmental journey in connecting all of Delhi NCR!

Location | Patel Chowk Metro Station (Yellow Line)
Timings | 10 AM - 11 PM
Call Them At | +91 11 2341 7910, +91 11 2341 7912 (Extension No - 33662) 
Entry | Free
Here’s Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/DELHI-METRO-Museum-228473180695747/
Check Out Their Website | http://www.delhimetrorail.com/

6. National Handicrafts And Handlooms Museum

Snuggled in the prime location of Pragati Maidan opposite the Purana Qila complex lies the  National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum. Wooden carved jharokhas, tiled sloping roofs, windows, doors, utensils, textiles, clay and terracotta artifacts, embroidery samples, paintings, domed pigeon houses in the courtyards, temple chariots - et al, adorn this beautiful space. 

Location | Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Road
Timings | 10 AM - 5 PM (Closed On Mondays)
Call Them At | +91 11 2337 1887 & +91 11 2337 1641
Entry | Rs 10 (Indian Nationals), Rs 150 (Foreign Visitors) & Re 1 (Students) 
Here’s Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/NHHMIndia/

There you go - we’ve just handed you a list of truly fascinating museums to spend your lazy Saturday afternoons at - happy exploring!