Ten-Second Takeaway

The National Museum, Delhi {one of the largest museums in India} holds an incredible collection of pre-historic items and modern-day art, making it a must-visit for all history buffs.

A Blast From The Past

220816_Shankar International Dolls Museum, Near ITO Crossing

Photo source: Nomu420 via Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 3.0]

With over 200,000 works of art, both Indian and foreign, the museum offers a host of exhibits for visitors. Pre-Columbian and Western art, antique arms and armour, ancient coin collections and delicate miniature paintings from 1,000 to 1,900 AD are just some of the collections on display.

The museum is student and researcher-friendly, with a handy library containing a variety of books on history, art and culture for easy reference and research. There is also a photography department that photo-documents every artefact in the museum, prints of which are available to scholars and students on request {find the form here}.

Present Perfect

Don’t leave without checking out the fascinating Harappan civilisation exhibition filled with ancient relics, and the beautiful display of Buddhist art from the 4th and 5th century BC.

A tip for first-time visitors: An audio guide is available on rent for INR 150 in Hindi, and INR 400 in English, French and German.

Featured Photo courtesy: Sagar Das, Rosehub via Wikimedia Commons [CC-BY-SA 4.0]