National Rail Museum, New Delhi

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • So, to start with, this place homes the trains which used to run on the tracks in India. Here, the collection of trains is very remarkable. Here you can have a look at the history of train in India. F...  read more »
  • You got to be here once for seeing engines, their design, the museum containing artifacts of bygone era. It is also good from knowledge point of view. Entry fee is 20 rupees & toy train trip is of nex...  read more »
  • This museum encapsulates the history of Indian railways. It icludes a collection of steam locomotives that traces the development of the Indian railways from 1849. An indoor museum displays a wealth o...  read more »
  • Such a nice place for family outing with kids. There you can see the history of 'Indian Railway' from the time of its beginning. Many locomotives are present with each having its on journey in India. A small toy train is also there which will travel around the museum(about 5 min. ride). Kids will love this place. A must visit for all. Location: Adjacent to Bhutan Embassy, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
  • This is a fantastic place to visit and enhance your knowledge. 1. Do not bring eatables inside as they are not allowed. However, snacks like packaged chips etc are ok. There is a snack cafe inside offering water, pepsi, etc. There are snacks, ice cream kiosks of well known brands available in the parking outside the main gate also. 2. There is a toy train inside which is rs 20 a ticket and is absolutely a must, you can buy the ticket at entrance or at the begining of the ride. 3. The display inside is broadly divided into the actual display of railway coaches and engines displayed outside and the museum having miniature displays. The entrance ticket you buy gives you access to this. For the toy train joy ride buy the extra ticket. 3. The entrance ticket you buy gives you an entry into the main building which throws light on the history of railways explained with help of various miniature models and interactive displays, manual as well as visual displays. Sadly, some of the interactive displays may not work. 4. I found the staff very positive and helpful. 5. A new miniaturaised train has been introduced recently, in addition to the toy train which i mentioned above, which entails a ticket of rs 100. It works on fridays (which my daughter rode) and mondays. Only 2 days!! The exclusivity and restriction to 2 days only cannot be explained logically or otherwise. The rail track is about approximately one foot wide ie 12 inches. It entails a model of an engine and about 6 very very small boggies. (You get to sit on the top of these boggies and then it takes you about the museum at a snails pace). 'Awesome' is the word for the experience. 6. The railway engines and boggies on display outside are of very old vintages and uses. Though the dates and historical vintage of the engines and boggies is not marked, one can make it out. The coach designs and fabrication are to be looked at and imagined. 7. Though prohibited and discouraged with the threat of a fine, do get inside the steam engines and coaches just to have a look at the vintage techonology. 8. I fail to understand how someone can give this place a rating of less than 5 star. Under no circumstances can a place like this exist, even if some amemeties are lacking. Anything more you want to know, call or leave a message. Anytime. Just enjoy.
  • Must visit place. Picture Gallery is awesome depicting Indian railways history, present and future. There is small shop near picture gallery. Prices start from ₹20 to ₹2000. You can get Indian railways badges key rings, T-shirt, antique items etc. There is also small toy train to see museum. Entry Ticket - ₹20
  • I went to this place after many years along with my 3 year old. I hate to say nothing has changed. It seems time has just stopped for them. The facilities are zero, no nice place to catch a coffee, the souvenir shop sucks! I would really request Ministry of Railways to do something to attract attention of people And improve the facilities
  • If you have an interest in trains or rail history you will love this place. I'm not particularly a fan and still thoroughly enjoyed. There's plenty there including snacks, a gift shop, small scale train to ride, miniature working railway model, engines, saloons, etc.
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