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National Museum

Janpath, New Delhi 110 011, India
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Ranked #31 of 215 Attractions in New Delhi
Type: Museums
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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69 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you've got some extra time, a visit to the National Museum is an enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. I particularly enjoyed the exhibits of miniature paintings and ivory carvings. We took the audio guide with us and listened to segments when we came to an interesting object, but there were many artifacts without additional information available,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I, with two other friends, visited National Museum in September 2014. We loved the great collection. Knowing the history in details was thrilling and wonderful experience. The best part was the ‘Volunteer Guide Program’. Our guide, Ms Paronita, a lovely and knowledgeable lady, helped us a lot to make the visit memorable through personal attention. She told us the related... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I read the reviews of the place and was really doubtful about wanting to visit the place.. well the helpful tips first.. please check the website for the museum.. they have guided tours as follows - Sat and Sun - 1030 a& 1100, 1430 & 1500 Tue to Fri - 1030 and 1430 be there atleast 15 mins prior to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I don't understand the reviews on this website; a museum is fundamentally about its collection, and if you want to see Indian art, which is presumably why you came to this museum, then why the hell are you griping about the paint on the walls when you are at the worl'd's best collection of the art you presumably came to... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were not very impressed. Items poorly displayed, and extremely hot in building. Note, if you want to borrow the free tour earphones in English you have to leave a passport or drivers license at the front desk.

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Mayaguez
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33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

SUMMATION: Our visit was most disappointing, frustrating, and a waste of time. These important materials deserve far better displays. Everything was difficult to see, faded, or ordinary. Brochures did not match the collection; therefore, everything was difficult to locate. Guides and guards would not answer any questions. Displays were outdated, poorly designed, and difficult to see. Many rooms and collections... More 

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Brissie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

While some rooms/areas were closed what I saw was great! Wished I had more time there & will definitely return again. My two favourite rooms were coins (oh so many beautiful coins) & tribal jewellery & costumes. Rooms & rooms of miniatures blew my mind at there beauty & contemporary aspects. Such a fun time! Well worth many visits.

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Mont Laurier, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Amazing pieces from before Christ and after. Still you can feel energy in many sculptures. Plan min 2 hours if you are fan.

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New Delhi, India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

It is one of the most important and outstanding collections of antiquities in the world. I have spent many, many, many countless hours engrossed in the beauty and history the museum houses within itself - on dozens of different occasions. I just wish they would clean up a bit - the displays are dusty and could do with an upgrade... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There are some beautiful pieces in the museum, it's just a shame it isn't laid out very well. There doesn't seem to be that much care taken of the pieces either. There were quite a few od Harappan pieces that had just been stuck down in blu-tak and had fallen over. Some painting had also been done in the hallway... More 

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