The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

National Museum, New Delhi

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The National Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India. Its collection includes historical and artistic objects ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. The Museum has around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years.

Among the many historical, cultural and art objects in the National Museum the following are highlights:


To help you better appreciate the National Museum, New Delhi the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                 National Museum, New Delhi
  • Inaugurated:     1949
  • Collection size: 206,000 objects
  • Type:                   Art museum, History Museum
  • Location:           Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi


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