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Museums Tour in Delhi, Part II (Self Guided), Delhi

India's numerous museums are very interesting attractions reflecting the ancient history and lifestyle in the past. Famous museums preserved rich heritage of the Indian culture, phenomena and facts. An extended range of the displayed collections witness recording of interesting events and relate to various stages in the history of this delightful country. Do not miss to visit these unique attractions!
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Guide Name: Museums Tour in Delhi, Part II
Guide Location: India » Delhi (See other walking tours in Delhi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Author: victoria
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • National Police Museum
  • Nehru Museum and Planetorium
  • Gandhi Smriti Museum
  • National Museum of Delhi
  • National Philatelic Museum
National Police Museum

1) National Police Museum

National Police Museum is one of the must visit places in Delhi. It is located in the CGO Complex in the CBI Headquarters on Lodhi Road. This museum was established in 1991, with an aim to help people understand how the Indian police work.

Here you will find rare snaps, confiscated items, forgery records, seized articles and certain fascinating items that helped police capture criminals. The museum gives you a glimpse of how the police collect minute details of the criminals. It also educates you on how they use the latest technologies to prevent crime and identify criminals. You will learn all about how the finger print bureau and forensic department operate.

National Police Museum displays samples of historic FIR, arms and ammunitions. It also showcases certain advanced scientific aids used by the police department. The challenges faced by the police in today’s technology driven world are explained through visual aids. The museum takes visitors on an exciting and interesting journey to the world of adventure. Visiting this museum will help increase your knowledge about the duties, responsibilities and problems faced by the police during the course of their work.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm.
Nehru Museum and Planetorium

2) Nehru Museum and Planetorium

Located in Teenmurti Bhavan, Nehru museum and planetarium was the abode of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. This museum is a popular tourist attraction in New Delhi. Here you will find chronicles of the life and work of Nehru. The planetarium in the museum was inaugurated by Smt. Indira Gandhi in the year 1964.

Nehru Museum houses several visual media that portrays Nehru’s involvement in the freedom movement and his role as a leader in Indian democracy. The bedroom, drawing room and study room are preserved exactly as they were left at the time of Nehru’s death in 1964. There is a gifts gallery that showcases gifts received by Nehru in India and foreign countries. Jawahar Jothi is an important attraction in this museum. It is an eternal flame that burns all through the day and night in remembrance of Nehru.

The Planetarium showcases the space suit and mission journal used by Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian cosmonaut who went into space. Astronomy shows are conducted at the planetarium everyday between 11.30 Am and 3.00 PM. Special programs are organized for school children on a regular basis. The museum and planetarium is open on all days except Monday.
Gandhi Smriti Museum

3) Gandhi Smriti Museum (must see)

Gandhi Smriti is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948. Originally the house of the Indian business tycoons, the Birla family, it is now also home to the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum, which was established in 2005.

After protracted and tough negotiations, the 12-bedroom house was acquired by the Government of India in 1971 and opened for the public two years later, renamed the Gandhi Smriti (or 'Gandhi Remembrance'). The museum in the building houses a number of articles associated with Gandhi's life and death, as well as murals showing scenes from the great man's life. Visitors can tour the building and grounds, viewing the preserved room where Gandhi lived and the place on the grounds where he was shot while holding his nightly public walk. Gandhi was shot during his prayers at the place where Martyr's Column now stands.

Why You Should Visit:
Both the house and the grounds have a wonderful gentle feel about them and the overall experience feels respectful rather than tacky.
The assassination site is iconic, and you really feel you are in a place where important history happened.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5:30pm
Free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Museum of Delhi

4) National Museum of Delhi (must see)

The National Museum is the second largest museum in Delhi. Brainchild of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the museum was inaugurated by Sri R.C. Rajagopalachari, the first Governor General of Independent India in 1949. Here you will find thousands of exquisite artworks that depict Indian cultural heritage. These art pieces were collected from all over India and across the globe.

The museum contains a great collection of rare coins, costumes, jewelry, terracotta sculptures, statues made of bronze and copper, manuscripts and weapons. You will also find a range of artifacts dating back to the Mauryan Empire, Chola dynasty, Bahmani and Vijaynagar kingdoms. The weapons, costumes and murals of tribal communities can also be found here.

The National Museum comprises of a gallery dedicated to the Indus valley Civilization. Here you can find numerous items excavated from Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro such as seals and tablets. You will gain an in-depth knowledge on the unique town planning methods adopted in these cities. The sculpture of a dancing girl found in the ruins of Mohenjo-Daro is the highlight of this museum.

Do not miss the original copy of Gita Govindha and Baghwath Gita in golden alphabet displayed here. At this museum, you can also find musical instruments invented by the famous poet and musician Amir Khusru.
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Philatelic Museum

5) National Philatelic Museum

Located at Dak Bhavan in Parliament Street, New Delhi, National Philatelic museum is an important place to visit. The museum has a great collection of rare stamps from the pre and post independence periods. Here you can find on display the first ever stamp issued in India in 1854.

National Philatelic museum is rightly called the philatelist’s paradise. Browse through the collections and you will gain a deep insight into the philatelic heritage of India. This museum has on display all stamps issued by the Indian Government. It also has a collection of stamps from other countries apart from special cancellation stamps and first day covers. At this museum, you will find a counter where stamps from across the world are sold. Visitors are given a glimpse of the services and facilities offered by the Indian Postal Department. The museum does not charge any entry fee. You are not allowed to take photographs and videos of the display, unless you have permission from the museum authorities. You can reach this place conveniently by bus, taxi or auto rickshaw. There are plenty of other tourist attractions close to the museum such as Hanuman Mandir, Rashtrapathi Bhavan and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

Operation hours: all working days 10 am - 5 pm.

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