National Rail Museum, New Delhi

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Learn about more than 160 years of India’s rail heritage at National Rail Museum. The museum spans over 4.5 ha (11 ac), with its large open spaces simulating a working railway yard. Children and train enthusiasts alike will enjoy the display of life-size exhibits, which stands out as the largest collection in India. Explore the collection of diesel, electric, and steam locomotives, or take a ride on one of the small steam trains around the site. Finish off your visit with a meal in the onsite restaurant, or head to the gift shop to buy some railroad souvenirs. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Rail Museum by using our New Delhi vacation trip planner.
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  • National Rail Museum at delhi is a great place to understand history of indian railway. a little hard to find, but worth the visit  more »
  • This definitely a place that Sheldon (remember Big Bang Theory??) would give his left arm to visit!! Some really unique trains are on display and well preserved. Worth taking your kids to - not someth...  more »
  • This museum is off the regular tourist track.. the normal sightseeing tours do not cover this.. however this is a great place to learn about the history of indian railways. It has great exhibits of lo...  more »
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  • It is a good place for family outings. The museum contains models of almost all the train engines ever built, the museum also has bigger models of many trains, all over it is a good place to visit. Local Facts you should know: 1. It has few special rides apart from the big museum like train rides, toy train, steam rides etc. 2. It has a well furnished and maintained food court, which is quite pricey. 3. The local staffs are good and will help you visiting the area.
  • One section wasn't open to public yet. But toy train ride was cute n restaurant isn't very expensive but ambience is very nice. Costs rs 150 per person for both museum n train ride. Models at display are quite interesting. Nearby Bhutanese Royal Embassy. Snacks n ice creams are available. Cooperative staff.
  • A must visit place for all rail enthusiast​s, historyphiles, engineers, children. Most of the information about Indian railways, it's origin etc are available. Joy train was good. Food was okay. Information center had lots and lots of information. It is recommended that you first visit the information center before everything else. Also remember that toy train ride is only for children and not for adults. Joy train ride is for both adults and children.
  • The place is really good. For the train lovers it will be heaven. There are trains starting from the early versions to the latest ones. A must visit for all. There are miniature as well as life size versions of the trains.
  • If you are interested in train - technology, history and heritage, you will love this place. They have a lot of shunted engines and compartments that's a delight to explore. A joy ride takes you around these if you don't want to explore by foot. The indoor gallery is also really good, its made keeping kids in mind, has a lot of interactive quiz and games after each installment but adults who are interested in trains can enjoy these too. The best part is the simulators , they have diesel and steam engine simulator here you feel like you are driving a real train. Entry - Rs.50( included visit to indoor gallery and outdoor exhibition) , Joy ride - RS.20 , Simulation - Rs 150+.