National Museum, New Delhi

National Museum or National Museum of India is located in the capital of the country, New Delhi. This museum was built in the year 1949 and is considered as one of the largest museums in the whole of India. This museum provides relics from the pre-historic era to the modern era (presenting relics from more than 5,000 years). The government of India - Ministry of Culture is handling the maintenance of the museum and have organised multiple events over the years. These events include foreign relics as well; as many objects, paintings, artefacts from foreign countries are also present in the National Museum apart from the Indian history artefacts.

Since there are many artefacts present in the museum, the collections present have been divided according to the department like - Pre-Historic archaeology, archaeology, paintings, Pre-Columbian art, Anthropology, Jewellery and other artefacts. More than 2,00,000 artefacts are present in this museum and searching them according to the department would be easier for the visitors.

Every year more than 100 exhibitions are hosted by the National Museum showcasing different art forms from different departments and from different state or countries. Since Indian has 29 states and 7 union territories, the culture in each state is entirely different from the other, therefore showcasing a variety of culture under one roof makes the National Museum the best tourist attraction site. It is definitely a must visit one and one can get immersed in the historic world while having a visit at this wonderful museum.


Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan are the nearest metro station


National Museum of India open at 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fees

20 INR per Indian Visitors; 650 INR per Foreign Visitors and Students entry is free upto 12th class


Free | No Tickets


Strictly Prohibited

Days Closed

Closed on every Mondays

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