Have you ever imagined yourself walking amidst toilets of various kinds displayed systematically in a complex? If you too nodded your head to that, then wait no more! Sulabh International Museum of Toilets has brought this image to life. This unusual museum situated at the Sulabh Service Center, Mahavir Enclave, Palam, New Delhi is the first of its kind in the world to provide an exceptional experience to its visitors. Combined with a package of imparting knowledge to laymen about historical methods of hygiene and sanitation, social customs related to toilets, toilet etiquettes, prevailing sanitary conditions, and legislative efforts. It successfully narrates the story behind the development of toilet through ages.
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The flush pot devised in 1596 by Sir John Harrington is one of the prized possessions of this museum. Some weird collections are- a French toilet that looks like a stack of books and an English one which resembles a treasure chest. Parking and entry ticket is free for all. While a guided tour is available for the visitors, the handbook and brochures of the collection are available online.
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak - the man behind the idea of this museum, is a renowned sociologist and social reformer. Pathak founded Sulabh International Social Service Organisation in 1970 and launched a social reform-cum-environmental upgradation movement taking up the challenge of sanitation-related pollution leading to environmental degradation and health hazards caused by the practice of open defecation and use of bucket toilets. He created a pan-Indian network with 50,000 volunteers and started the Sulabh Sanitation Movement.