About National Museum of New Delhi

In the corner of Janpath lies the National Museum standing tall and proud showcasing the history of India. It is one of the largest museums in India which was founded in 1949. It houses a  number of articles that range from the pre-historic era to various modern works of art by renowned artists. You will find around 200,000 works of art, which are of both Indian as well as foreign origin, covering a span of 5,000 years. It is also home to the National Museum Institute of History of Arts, Conservation and Musicology. It is looked after by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. If you are interested in art and history, you should definitely visit the National Museum.

Must See

  • Exhibitions of cultural art and artifacts
  • History
  • Architecture of building
  • The original dancing girl from Harappa is displayed here

How to reach

The nearest metro stations to the National Museum are the Central Secretariat and the Udyog Bhavan Metro, both of which are situated on the yellow line. The museum is roughly around 3 - 4 km from the metro; you can either hire a local or a battery-run rickshaw.


  • Each artifact has a story to tell so see them carefully.
  • There is an audio guide available at the reception. This enables you to understand the artifacts in more detail as the narrator takes you back to the very time they were created and showers you with information.
  • It also has a huge library with a huge collection of books.
  • They are quite liberal about photography, with restrictions only on flash photography and videography.
  • There is an auditorium with films being screened at different hours.
  • There is a snack shop in the basement.

Visit Time

Monday: - Closed
Tuesday: - 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: - 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: - 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: - 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: - 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: - 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


Indians: - 100 INR (which includes an audio tour and camera fee) per person

Foreigner: - 650 INR per person

Children below 17: - Free

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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