National Museum, New Delhi

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Explore one of the largest collections in India at National Museum, an attraction dedicated to art history, ranging from pre-historic to modern times. You can spend hours perusing around 200,000 art pieces from all over the world. You'll also find the National Museum Institute of History of Arts, Conservation and Museology on the ground floor. Jewelry, anthropology, publications, pre-Columbian art, manuscripts, paintings, and arms and armor are just a few of the departments that await you in this extensive museum. Put National Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our New Delhi vacation builder .
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  • The museum is affordable, well laid out and the audio tour is a must. We learned much about India and saw items of incredible historic relevance. Must see in New Delhi.  more »
  • I must admit I want to give this review one star for pricing. 20r for Indians and 650r for foreigners! Imagine if we adopted that policy in the UK, there would be uproar! Ok so after shelling out 1300...  more »
  • This is fantastic and great museum which I could ever seen in my life. Many great and big monuments is there which is looking great. Best time to visit is night. At night it looks great.  more »
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  • Must visit to revisit India's past. Very beautiful collection. The antiquities that changed India's history. Entry charge is minimal 20rs for Indian crowd. Mobile photography is for free . However use of flash is prohibited. Cloak room is also available. On the first floor there is a jewelry shop. Lovely pieces.
  • Great place to hang out if you like history. The ticket pricing for indian nationals is just 20 rupees. School students can show their school identity card and get free entry. Cameras that are hand held are allowed inside. Check out the zone where they let you touch stuff (replicas but just as good). Air conditioned place, thank goodness during Delhi's heat. It was a good experience for me, hope it's great for you.
  • Good place to visit with friends and family. You need to walk a lot inside the museum. I liked the bronze gallery. Whether you visit other galleries or not, make sure that you visit bronze gallery. Totally there are three levels. Free Clock room is also available. Entrance ticket is only 20 rs for Indian citizens.a very well maintained place.
  • Felt proud to visit such a organized, well maintained museum, and visiting charges were about just 20rs. There are free guides available who are doing free service just out of their passion. I especially enjoyed Indus valley collections from 4000bc. Note that one of saint Buddha relics are exhibit here which is more like a shrine now, inside museum
  • Had a wonderful free 90 minute tour - available most days - that everyone from grandparents to grandchildren enjoyed. Ours was with Pooja (Sundays) and she was knowledgeable and engaging with lots of enthusiasm and energy. Visited the special River of Life Ganges exhibition which was a visual treat. Also discovered that there are kids activity books in the lower museum Store and jewellery in the upper one. Finally had a quick snack in the Museum Kafe which is outside and around the building. Sit in the second room it's cooler.

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