Shankar's International Dolls Museum, New Delhi

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With its grand collection of dolls, Shankar's International Dolls Museum features over 160 display cases mounted on the walls, divided into two sections, and categorizing the dolls based on their place of origin. The items hail from the U.S., Europe, Australia, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. The collection also focuses on traditional Indian dolls, displaying over 150 artifacts dressed in unique traditional costumes that have been handmade at the museum workshop. Add Shankar's International Dolls Museum and other attractions to your New Delhi trip itinerary using our New Delhi driving holiday planning app .
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  • I loved playing with dolls in childhood. Each and every doll has its unique freature. As I never got to visit this museum in childhood, I planned to make a visit last year. There are displayed thousan...  more »
  • The place is at Nehru house, this place is right between herald house and ITO metro station gate exit 4. Entry charges for an adult is just 25 rupees. the names say it all, it is a museum for Dolls wh...  more »
  • This place is full of dirty dolls which you may think have been snatched from children and have been put on show .The museum has dolls from different countries showcasing the culture and traditions of...  more »
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  • The place is at Nehru house, this place is right between herald house and ITO metro station gate exit 4. Entry charges for an adult is just 25 rupees. the names say it all, it is a museum for Dolls which were collected by Mr. Shankar after he got his 1st doll when he was around 50 years old. After that, he just went on a spree of collecting dolls. As far as I know, this is the world's biggest dolls museum. I loved the dolls from South korea and Japan. Though they have from USA, Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand.
  • Dolls of every country. You name the country and they have it. Some dolls were very creepy but thankfully weren't scared and they enjoyed to the fullest. They don't allow photography inside but you can click pictures at the beautiful entrance. It is a memory of my childhood that I wish they preserve for years to come.
  • A very good place for children to enjoy, they surely will enjoy this place. Different types of dolls from different countries of the world are displayed here. Dolls of different gods, tribes, animals, people of different parts of the world can be seen here. Maximum 1 to 2 hours is enough to completely explore this museum. Few things which I did not like about this museum are: 1. I have visited this place three times and all times I have experienced very bad smell in this museum, which will make you very uncomfortable here and very difficult to spend even few minutes here. 2. There is no any canteen facility or cafeteria at this place. 3. You are not allowed to take photographs of any doll. 4. Lighting is not proper, lighting in the museum is little darker, so this place needs more lighting. 5. Ventilation is also not proper.
  • As many people have written already it is a small place with very less lighting. Desperately needs renovation and care. Lots of Dolls in no particular order and information. Good place for taking kids and family for one time visit.
  • Loved the Collection. More than 7000 Dolls from over 80 countries. This place will be loved by both kids and adults of All age.. Since its just a museum.. spend good 40-50 minutes. Don't expect any other arrangements as few people have written about Tea/Coffee. This place share almost same entrance as ITO metro station. Drawbacks: Place lacks Creativity. With this kind of treasure, they should operate better. Dolls need cleaning. Even at some places Cotton kept in form of ICE has become all Black. Backgrounds are boring. Photography not allowed which is a Non sense. If people can be allowed photography, they can have more visitors.
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