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Shankar's International Dolls Museum

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Address: 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110002, India
Phone Number: 91-11-3316970
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A must visit for children as well as adult

Its located near the ITO metro so reaching there is not a problem for everyone. Contains a huge collection of dolls from around the world.Provides an insight into the various... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Its located near the ITO metro so reaching there is not a problem for everyone. Contains a huge collection of dolls from around the world.Provides an insight into the various doll tradition of various communities of India and the world. Some dolls are more than two centuries old and very well maintained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The collection is vast! Dolls from almost all parts of the world are there. The dolls are very old and many are not so well kept. Still its a treat for little girls. Hope they add newer dolls also so that the present generation can also relate to it better

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are over thousands of dolls here on display from most parts of the world. Shankar, is supposed to be the guy who had this fascination to collect them. The doll museum in Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, I feel is not maintained well. Though the dolls are placed inside glass enclosures, and is air conditioned, they lack lustre and have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

You visit see every countries dolls, with countries dresses, face colour, near bal bhawan, ITO, if you want to see different countries clothing, face, colour, life style, must visit,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A good collection of dolls is available in the museum. The dolls are old, but very cute. Camera is not allowed inside the museum, so there are no photo-ops. It was very crowded the day we had gone there, so could not enjoy a lot. A good timepass place for an hour or 2.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This unique establishment is home to a great many costume dolls from all over the world. Opened by a Political Commentator, this museum has two major displays, one for the western nations and the other for the Indian Sub-continent, Asia etc. Located on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg this is a must visit for kids. I took my kids to this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

In the museum there are many kinds of dolls and even from different countries such as China, Japan, America etc. They are well kept and beautifully dressed. It has over 6700 dolls and from 85 countries. They even have children's workshops specially in summer but not happening lately. They even have a library in the museum. Nice museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place has tons of different dolls from all across the world. There are two divisions - one international and one Indian. The international division has dolls from a large number of countries and one can see dolls from Finland, Russia, Germany, Australia, etc and even european and South american countries. Indian one is arranged by states. One is amazed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We never knew this place until we were in Delhi. It is an excellent place to visit. We took Delhi metro and got down at pragati maidan station and took an auto from there. There was some construction going on near the museum and hence sidewalk is closed partially. Ticket price is very nominal. Pictures are not allowed inside the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum is located in the premises of the Children`s Book trust at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg & is easily reached by Metro & bus.It was set up by the cartoonist Shankar Pillai in 1965 & soon became one of world`s largest collection of dolls more than 60000 of them from all the countries of the world with races from... More 

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Address: 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110002, India
Phone Number: 91-11-3316970
Location: Asia  >  India  >  National Capital Territory of Delhi  >  New Delhi

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