Shankar's International Doll Museum

Museum Address
4, Nehru House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Road - 110002
State
Delhi
Pin Code
110002
When was the museum established?
1965
Main category
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The International Dolls Museum is a large collection of dolls, which was set up by K Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. The collections of dolls are classified into two parts. One part consists of the dolls collected from western countries such as the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Commonwealth of Independent States, and the other section consists of dolls collected from other Asian countries, the Middle East, Africa, and India.

The main collection at the Dolls Museum is that of the 150 types of Indian costume dolls created at the workshop of the museum. The craftsmen at this workshop create dolls with the utmost perfection making a symphony of the physical features, costumes and ornaments. The collection includes characters from Kathakali, one of India's unique classical dances, with its lavish costumes. Other dolls of special interest are Boys and Girls festival dolls from Japan, replica Dolls of the Queen's collection (from the UK), Maypole Dancers from Hungary, Kabuki and Samurai dolls from Japan, Flamenco dancers from Spain, Women's Orchestra from Thailand, and Kandy Pehara from Sri Lanka. 

Photography
No
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
No
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Others
Others:
Children's Book Trust
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
Shanta
Last Name
Srinivasan
What is the average duration to see the museum?
1-2 hours
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
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Dandi March
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Dandi March
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Flamenco Dancers of Spain
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A glimpse into a display of dolls from the United Kingdom
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Samurai Warrior of Japan
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Assamese Bihu Group Dance
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Dandiya Raas
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Shankar's International Doll Museum Entrance
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
Adults: ₹17
Children under 12 years: ₹6
Children group consisting of 20 and above: ₹3.42 per child
Getting there
Nearest Metro: ITO
Opening Days
Sunday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
06:00 p.m.