The museum at Teen Murti House has been primarily developed as a personalia museum. Some of the rooms, such as the bedroom, the drawing room, and the study have been preserved as they were at the time of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death. The museum portrays through visual media the life and work of Nehru, who was the leader of India’s struggle for freedom, the architect of modern India, and a passionate champion of world peace. It gives an intimate glimpse of Nehru’s rich and complex personality, the radical nationalist, world statesman, scholar, idealist, and historian. The museum tells visitors of his achievements and highlights the ideals cherished by him. A massive granite rock put up in the front lawn is inscribed with excerpts from the historic speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru in the midnight session of the Indian Constituent Assembly on August 14-15, 1947.
A series of interlinked exhibitions have been mounted at the museum, which provide a vivid account of the life and work of Jawaharlal Nehru, against the background of the struggle for political freedom in India through photographs, photocopies of manuscripts, letters, newspapers, periodicals, and other documentary materials. Significant events portrayed in the exhibitions are India's response to the West, the revolt of 1857, the genesis of the Indian National Congress, the Home Rule Movement, emergence of Gandhi, the Non-cooperation Movement, the Civil Disobedience Movement, demand for Pakistan, the Cripps Mission, the 'Quit India' Movement, formation of the Indian National Army, the Cabinet Mission, events leading up to Independence and Partition in 1947, and the process of framing of the Constitution of India.
Another attraction is the gifts gallery which displays some of the most beautiful gifts received by Nehru during his travels in India and abroad. In addition to the permanent display, special exhibitions are arranged periodically to depict different facets of Nehru's life and phases of the Indian national movement. This place is also known for its library, archives, academic programs, fellowships and youth programs.