The National Museum

Museum Address
Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat - 110001
State
Delhi
Pin Code
110001
When was the museum established?
1960
Main category
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.

Photography
Yes
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
Yes
Wheelchair friendly
Yes
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
Yes
Workshops/seminars/lectures
Yes
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
Yes
Guided tours
Yes
Library and archives services
Yes
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
Yes
Any other facilities
Exhibition Hall, Volunteer Programs.
Auditorium
Yes
Conference/ Seminar hall
Yes
Museum membership
Yes
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
Yes
Who manages the museum?
Others
Email
dgnationalmuseum11@gmail.com
Others:
Ministry of Culture
Person-in-charge of the museum
Director General
First Name
Dr B.R.
Last Name
Mani
What is the average duration to see the museum?
3-4 hours
Map your museum’s correct location on the map given below.
Is the museum currently closed?
No
Image for museum exterior/building
Lintel-Showing Veriety of Gods
Gallery Images
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Lintel-Showing Veriety of Gods
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Krishna playing the Flute
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Lintel Showing Haragauri
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Lintel showing Veneration of Shivalinga
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Mohini (a female representation of Vishnu )
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Parvati (Consort of Shiva)
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Rajasthani Shield
Entry Fee
Applicable
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
Getting there
Nearest Metro: Central Secretariat/Udyog Bhavan
Nearest Bus Stop: National Museum
Opening Days
Sunday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
06:00 p.m.