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Address: Janpath, New Delhi 110 011, India
Phone Number: 91-011-3018415
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Five Millennia of Indian History in 90 minutes

Five millennia of Indian history can be explored at the National Museum with its collection of more than 200,000 pieces of Indian art. As our time was limited we grabbed the very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Centreville, Virginia
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Today I had best experience of being in a musueum and in 90 minutes I could see the best 25 artefacts and am determined that I would spend hours and hours in seeing the splendid collection this museum has. When one hears that this museum has more than 3,00,000 items and it takes lots of time to see even the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The National Museum. It is a very nice selection of Indian history with some beautiful pieces. I just wish that money could be spent on displays and maintenance. It is a shame to let a Museum go down like this. The floor was being cleaned constantly, Wow. Some of the display cases had so much dirt it was shameful! Clean... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

the place need lot of touch ups, hey have some great collection but certainly not well maintained, most of the equipment don't work. there are some great ideas but certainly not well displayed.

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Five millennia of Indian history can be explored at the National Museum with its collection of more than 200,000 pieces of Indian art. As our time was limited we grabbed the very helpful "The Museum in 90 minutes" booklet in the information area and with the audio guide visited the major highlights of the museum. The ground floor has marvelous... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The museum is simple, but it is very complete allowing us to understand a little bit more of the cultural diversity of India. It should be a maketing project to make its most important pieces known to the public.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Indian museums can be really disappointing, so we had low expectations going in, but it was better than expected. The audio guide is good and there are some interesting sculpture collections. The number of galleries is overwhelming and we left without seeing most of the 2nd floor. One of the better museums in India and worth a visit.

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The one place I never miss to visit when in New Delhi is the National Museum established on 15th August 1949 and inaugurated on 18th December 1960 at its present premise . Presently there are following departments of the museum working round the clock to compel me to visit the place again and again : Prehistoric Archaeology , Archaeology ,... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not comparable to the worlds best museums (have seen a few) but decent from India perspective.I visited along with my 7 year old Son on a Sunday afternoon. Took the '"Museum in 90 minutes" free booklet to guide us through the museum. Had a decent trip in the 2 hours largely covering the main attractions. One exhibit was missing out... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Museum has a huge collection and is old fashioned i.e. not a lot of extra material around the exhibits.

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

National Museum on the Janpath is truly the pride of India. It is a repository of over 4000 years of culture and history of the Indian sub continent. There is always some thematic exhibitions/talks by experts etc. year round on the premises. For the more serious scholars, there is a lovely library and reading rooms. One can spend from 2... More 

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