Museums In Delhi
SHANKAR'S INTERNATIONAL DOLLS MUSEUM
Set up by the renowned political cartoonist, K. Shankar Pillai (1902–1989),
Shankar’s International Dolls Museum has one of the
largest collection of costume dolls anywhere in the
Indian dolls made at the workshop are exchanged for gifts received from abroad as well as sold to collectors and museums in India and abroad.
The Museum’s collection of costume dolls was inspired by a gift of a single doll, which Shankar received from the Hungarian Ambassador in the early fifties, to be given away as a prize in the Shankar’s International Children’s Competition.
Address : Shankar's International Dolls Museum
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
A prehistoric animal greets the visitor to the National Museum of natural History of natural history preparing him for the collection of botanical , zoological and geological objects on view within.
Address : Address : National Museum of Natural History
The crafts Museum complex is a charming oasis of mud huts with painted walls and thatched roofs, courtyards, terracotta houses recreating village life.
Within the museum itself are examples of traditional Indian crafts,wooden carvings and images and
Address : Address : Crafts Museum
Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan
Address : Address : Archaeological Museum
Situated in the historic Red fort, the museum exhibits objects of the mughal period such as manuscripts and firmans
, that demonstrate the fine art of calligraphy, paintings, textiles and costumes.
One section concentrates on relics of the 1857 war(First War of Independence)like maps and weapons.
This museum depicts 130 years of evolution and development of the Indian railways.On view are vintage locomotive engines, especially
the fairy Queen, the Patiala Monorail Tramway (1907-27) which is internationally unique, the Princes of Wales saloon(1875), the luxurious Maharaja of Mysore;s saloon , the Viceregal dining car.
Address : Address : National Rail Museum
The National Museum is some of India's most prestigious
institutions. The Indus Valley displays many antiquities excavated from
Mohenjodaro and Harappa, like terracotta toys, images and pots, jewellery, seals, bronze and copper implements and sculptures.
The most outstanding object here is teh lyrical bronze Dancing Girl
There are a number of rare manuscripts and miniature paintings,textiles,coins and
tribal art, but the museum's most significant gallery is the one of Central Asian
Address : National Museum
Janpath, New delhi