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National Museum

Address: Janpath, New Delhi 110 011, India
Phone Number: 91-011-3018415
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Ranked #47 of 330 things to do in New Delhi
Type: Museums
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The majority of the permanent exhibits is on archeological findings (eg rocks and pottery), Hindu statues, and coins. Interesting exhibit on evolution of writing and money across the country. Excellent temporary exhibit by the Singaporean embassy in Feb 2015. Audio guide is interesting (recorded voice is an expat voice, very clear). The museum also offers a free guide for visiting... More 

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Nantes, France
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a huge museum with lots of sections of uneven interest. Spare half a day not to rush the visit. Plenty to see and to discover. My guess is that a scond visit is even more interesting to appreciate the masterpieces of Indian art on display in this good museum.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The National Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India. Established in 1949, it holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It functions under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

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Toluca, Mexico
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64 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited National Museum after a couple of day of travilling all around the city in the middle of the hot weather. So, it was relaxing to reach the building which has air conditioning as well as proper bathrooms and chairs. It was also nice to take the 90-minute trip to know the complete museum. I took this trip because... More 

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Pittsburgh
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I got to see the dancing girl from Mohenjadaro as well as some amazing buddhist artefacts, but the supporting surroundings, the arrangement, signage, explanations and directions were close to pathetic. The museum guide for 210 rupees is worth a purchase before hitting the galleries, as is the yellow 90 minute tour book. Avoid the audio guide. The canteen in the... More 

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Portland, OR
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were thrown into the museum after a chaotic day of sight seeing, as a way to replenish our energy on a hot day. We planned on just seeing a few things in 30 minutes, but ended up wanting to see more and staying for 2 hours. Without an audioguide, we wandered and always found something interesting. The art of... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Must see in Delhi. Brilliant insight into India's art and history. Great collections of ancient art, paintings, sculputures, Jewels etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Not crowded at all when I dropped by. Collection is sizable which gives you a good lesson in Indian history. Only drawback was the place is a bit run down with dust at many corners. The ladies especially enjoy the textile collection whilst I prefer the sculptures the most.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was quite interesting visiting this museum and enjoying its artifacts especially the miniature paintings and ivory carvings. We used the audio guide and it was ok but also there are volunteer guides available

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The museum houses a huge collection of items that is very interesting. We particularly like the sculptures of various periods. One can easily spend 2-3 hours here to immerse in the fascinating history. The audio guide comes with the admission fee and there is a booklet "museum in 90 mins" for reference. Some labellings and floor plan in the booklet... More 

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