Janpath. Among the collections are 5000-year-old relics of the Indus Valley civilisation, varied exotic paintings, old manuscripts and mural paintings from Buddhist shrines in Central Asia. Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Monday closed.
Pragati Maidan. A delightful open-air museum, with Indian craftsmen at work. Here amidst the rustic surroundings of a typical Indian village, every month craftsmen from different parts of India exhibit their trade. A small sales counter sells items made on the spot. Open 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Monday closed.
NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM
Chanakyapuri. Here original engines and bogies are parked. A small toy train takes children around the museum. A small rail museum is alongside. Timings: Oct to March 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. April to September 9:30 am – 7:00 pm.
TIBET HOUSE MUSEM
1 Institutional Area, Lodi Road. Ancient Tibetan paintings and other artifacts. Open 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Closed on Saturday & Sunday.
SHANKAR’S INTERNATIONAL DOLLS MUSEUM
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. A unique collection of dolls from all over the world. Open 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. Monday closed.
NATIONAL PHILATELIC MUSEUM
Daktar Bhawan, Sansad Marg. Collection of stamps – both national and international. Open 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.
GANDHI SMRITI MUSEUM
5 Tees January Marg. Contains books and personal possessions of the Mahatma Gandhi. Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed on Monday & Public holidays.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Barakhamba Road. Collection of flora and fauna of the country. Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Monday closed.
NEHRU MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Teen Murti Marg. Displays memorabilia and personal possessions of the first prime minister of India. Open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Monday closed.
Red Fort. Contains relics and rare archaeological collection of the Mughal and British periods. Open 10:00 – 5:00 pm. Closed on Monday.
Opposite Raj Ghat. Has a rare collection of Mahatma Gandhi’s personal possessions, specially of the freedom-struggle days, including books, magazines, etc. Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Monday closed.
NOTE: Where not mentioned, the museums are closed on Mondays and public holidays.