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10 Best Museums In Delhi You Must Visit

Delhi, capital of India, is home to some of the nation’s best collection of galleries and museums. The essence and rich history of Indian culture and heritage are showcased in various museums in Delhi. Museums in Delhi is a must-visit for those interested in learning about India’s history and gradual metamorphosis over several centuries.
National Rail Museum
The National Rail Museum has both outdoor and indoor exhibits. It has a mesmerizing collection of various real size models of the Indian Railways, historical photographs, antique furniture, displays of static and working models, and signalling equipment. Main attraction is joyride of old steam train and let the little ones chug along in the little choo-choo.
Indian Air Force Museum
Indian Air Force Museum entrance features an indoor display gallery that contains historic photographs, memorabilia, uniforms and personal weapons of the Indian Air Force from its inception in 1932. The gallery leads to a hangar exhibiting a small aircraft, large aircraft and Air Force inventory like including anti-aircraft guns, vehicles and ordnance.
The National Gallery of Modern Art: This premier art gallery exhibiting some of the country’s best art works. It is one of the largest modern art collections in world with more than 14000 works by various famouse artist from world includes big names like Rabindranath Tagore and Amrita Sher-Gill. This is one of must see place in delhi.
Shankar's International Doll Museum is a home of huge collection of more than 6500 dolls from 80 countries. This is very popular among children and adults also. K Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist set up this international museum for dolls, eventually materializing on 30 November 1965.
National Museum: It is one of the largest museums in Delhi and home for a comprehensive analogy of Indian culture and history. The museum has around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years. Tracing history of worldwide rich cultural heritage over the past 5000 years.
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Delhi: This museum was established in the memory of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Here you can watch his personal life unfold in the backdrop of a India’s struggle for independence. Watching gallery of gifts received by Nehru from all over the world is a splendid experience.
National Science Center, Delhi: This unit of National Council of Science Museums is one of largest museums of world & popular in students. This sharpen scientific awareness and temper and has galleries that promote innovation and learning. National science center welcome its visitors with huge spanning over 4 floors. The Energy balls is main attraction here.
Gandhi Smriti: Gandhi Smriti is a museum in Delhi dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. This was previously known as Birla bhavan belongs to Birla family where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was then assassinated. Various articles associated with Gandhi’s life exhibits here.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum: Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum Delhi was residence of Indira Gandhi, former prime minister of India, turned into museum after her assassination in 1984.
It unfolds her personal memorabilia with extremely rare pictures of Gandhi and Nehru family. Its a great experience to see childhood of most powerful lady.
Sanskriti Museum: Sanskriti Museum is a set of three museums which includes the Museum of Everyday Art, the Museum of Indian Terracotta and the Textile Museum. The first involves collections concerning the daily lives of Indians, the second showcases several objects related to terracotta art, & sculptures while the last one exhibits Indian Textile heritage