Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat - 110001
When was the museum established?
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.
The National Museum holds a variety of articles ranging from pre-historic artefacts to modern works of art. The museum has around 200,000 objects, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years. The collections of the National Museum cover nearly all the departments. It represents several disciplines, including archaeology, sculptures in stone, bronze, and terracotta, arms and armour, decorative arts, jewellery, manuscripts, miniatures and Tanjore paintings, textiles, numismatics, epigraphy, Central Asian antiquities, anthropology, pre-Columbian, American, and Western Art Collections. The Evolution of Indian Scripts and Coins gallery hosts many large sized well-lit transparencies which narrate the story of the development of various Indian scripts and coins. Some of the highlights include the 'Dancing Girl', which is a 4.5 inch bronze statue discovered in Mohenjodaro, and a standing Buddha made in grey schist stone.
Information in Braille
Library and archives services
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
Any other facilities
Exhibition Hall, Volunteer Programs.
Conference/ Seminar hall
Who manages the museum?
Ministry of Culture
Person-in-charge of the museum
What is the average duration to see the museum?
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Is the museum currently closed?
Image for museum exterior/building
Lintel-Showing Veriety of Gods
Krishna playing the Flute
Lintel Showing Haragauri
Lintel showing Veneration of Shivalinga
Mohini (a female representation of Vishnu )
Parvati (Consort of Shiva)
Entry fee information
Adult ticket: ₹20
Foreigners ticket: ₹650
Students upto Class 12 (with ID card): Free
Library: Free for research scholars, university students, professors, teachers and fellowship holders
Nearest Metro: Central Secretariat/Udyog Bhavan
Nearest Bus Stop: National Museum