5 Extraordinary Museums You Must Visit in Delhi

Get your eyes off those screens. Now. Get out of your bed, put on those pants and take a trip to some of the most intriguing and fascinating stories of creation over the sands of time. Museums can not only prove to be tremendously educational but also very entertaining. We list down 5 extraordinary museums that you must visit in Delhi.

  1. Metro Museum

Have you ever wondered how the Metro that we use to commute on a daily basis was created? The complexities and art that went behind the creation of this life saviour is beautifully demonstrated at the Metro Museum that showcases the genesis, history and journey of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). This plan took about 32 years to execute and the museum exhibits the entire design of the system.

Address: Patel Chowk Metro Station, New Delhi 110001, India

Metro Museum

  1. DS Museum, Rajnigandha

A museum about mouth freshners. This museum takes you on DS group’s journey from being a small business that manufactured soap, incense sticks and oils in chandni chowk that got burned down by fire but rose like phoenix into a billion dollar company that sold mouth fresheners like Rajnigandha and roster of products ranging from beverages (catch), dairy products, spices, confectionary and even hotels and resorts. The aromas and flavours remain to be the backbone of the company. The museum isn’t open to the public but one could setup an appointment if they wish to visit.

Address: DS Group Headquarters, Dharampal Satyapal Road, Noida

Nearest Metro Station: Noida Sector-16

DS Museum

  1. The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets takes you on an informative and intriguing journey about the evolution of toilets starting from the 2500 BC. Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation’s founder, came up with this concept that was executed in the year 1992. It gives a detailed description of the changing shapes and designs of toilets over the years as a result of extensive research in the field of sanitation. Fun Fact: It ranks 3rd among the World’s Weirdest Museums.

Address: Sulabh Bhawan, Mahavir Enclave, Palam Dabri Marg, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Janakpuri West

Sulabh International Museum

  1. National Museum of Natural History

If dinosaurs and the evolution of life fascinate you, National Museum of Natural History is the place to be. The three galleries showcase everything from life size models of dinosaurs, the diversity of flora and fauna of India, overview of the ecosystem and the conservation of nature. You will also find a huge collection of stuffed animals and birds at the museum.

Address: Ficci Museum Building, Near Mandi House, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Mandi House

National Museum

  1. Shankar’s International Doll’s Museum

Cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai’s International Dolls’ Museum exhibits skillfully handcrafted dolls from different parts of India. In 1980, one of these Indian dolls was awarded at the Dolls Biennial held at Poland. They also have contributions from the Shankar’s Doll Museum in New Delhi. This museum also displays an array of beautiful dolls from various countries like Africa, Japan, the US and Europe.

Address: 4, Nehru House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Road, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Mandi House

Shankar’s International Doll's Museum

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