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 online journey planner .
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  • The first train journey in India lasted 75 minutes, from Bori Bunder (later Victoria Terminus) to Thane, a distance of 34 km. The train (which carried 400 guests) was pulled by three locomotives named...  more »
  • like the collection of trains at this place. you can find train from every era here. Great to bring kids along, as they would love to travel in toy train..  more »
  • the museum offers variety of rail transport from olden days to present era rail engines and wagons . good place to get urself educated  more »
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  • A fantastic place to visit with your family and especially if you have kids at home. This can be a very memorable place for you. Lots of old engines are kept. One can get the feel of heritage coaches and engines for Indian railways. There are nice museums that can make you acquainted to many things related to railways which you must not have seen before
  • Not really a good place for adults but it's a good and knowledgeable place for kids and they may also enjoy the toy train ride here. Earlier it had many activities such as boating, toy train and others. But now it doesn't have anything except a toy train and few models of trains. So it wouldn't suggest to go here for having fun if you are adult or teenager. You can go there for photography purpose as toy train is beautiful.
  • Very knowledgeable place for kids and adults as well. Good place to hangout. I visited the museum back when i was in class 5. I revisited after 20 years or so but sadly they havent added anything new and exciting. Cafeteria is a plus but not something I am looking for. The place needs to maintained very well and more amazing things should be added to the museum.
  • This one isn't on the usual radar of short-stay tourists but it is a gem of a museum. I think it is one of a kind in all of Asia. The rich and thrilling history of the Indian railways is nicely on display. And one can buy an additional ticket for a joy ride on the toy train. The indoor museum has been revamped recently to include interactive displays, games and a first floor with a miniature model of various forms of transport in a whole city. Kids must love it. They've recently opened a restaurant which has a model rail line running along the tables and is quite decent and affordable. Must visit. Entry ticket is steep at Rs 50 and the joy ride is another Rs 10/20. Plus the parking agents are not official and loot you. But these are minor hassles compared to the amazing riches of this museum.
  • One of the finest museums ..explore the history of Indian railways...the beauty of rail models..of India. Great place to hangout with family and friends.. In the center of the museum they have Cafe for foodies.. Really nice place.. Enjoy ride here...with toy train..explore whole museum .
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