Some of the magnificent, famous and theme based museums are located in Delhi. These museums take you through a journey of ancient civilisations and excellent craft works. The city is popular for both ancient historical museums and modern ones which showcases the innovations of science. Some of the modern museums concentrate on various types of a single item like the popular dolls museum, train museum and craft museum etc. In order to get a clear glimpse of the cultural importance of the city, it is advisable to visit the following museums.

Crafts Museum

The craft museum which is located in the Pragati Maidan region was built in the year 1956. It is regarded as one of the most prominent craft museum in the country. It has a mammoth twenty thousand items belonging to the textile, tribal arts, handicrafts and folk arts. This museum showcases to its visitors the vibrant past and cultural traditions of India. The museum is unique in itself as it acts as a means of encouraging craftsmen across the country. It provides an opportunity for talents across the country to display their skills on a bigger platform.

Dolls Museum

A perfect place of amusement for children is the Doll’s museum located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near Children's Book Trust building. This museum has a vast collection of Doll’s imported from approximately 85 countries. This magnificent museum was established by K Shankar Pillai who was a popular political cartoonist. The museum has one of the rarest collections of dolls displaying the various types of costumes worn across the world. This is a rarest and scintillating experience for any visitor. This museum proves as a paradise for children and takes the elders to the memories of their childhood.

National Gallery of Modern Art

An excellent museum that displays the artistic and cultural traditions of the country is the National Gallery of Modern Art. It represents the multifaceted image of the paintings in the country.  The museum takes you through a journey of paintings that took place over the last one and half century. The museum was established in the year 1954 and is considered as the treasure of Indian historical paintings. Some of the interesting facts like Revolt of 1857, the freedom struggle and various associated movements are ideally captured through paintings displayed in the museum. The museum was the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur and is located in the Jaipur house near Rajpath. This museum is a temple of visit for millions of art lovers across the world.

National Rail Museum

National Rail Museum displays the transition of railways from the steam engine period to the present sophisticated electrical engines. It is an excellent place for children to gain knowledge and witness various types of railway engines that existed. This vast museum spread across an area of one acre came into existence on 1st Feb 1977. The rail engines are displayed both outdoor and indoor. Excellent displays of rail equipments, engines and railway signalling pattern can be seen here. This museum takes you to the journey of the period of origin of railways in India.

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological museum was established in 1974 near Red Fort. The main idea behind its establishment was to bring all the unearthed/unexplored items of the ancient period at one place. This museum has vast collections of items recovered during the excavations of sites of sunga, Rajput, Maurya, Muslims and Kushana period.



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