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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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International collections Of Dolls

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Newdelhi india
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delhi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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New Delhi, India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was my wife's wish to visit the Doll museum on her Birthday... Its a great place to visit to get an idea of a bygone era of dolls... My favorite is the section with Japanese Dolls!!! Though i wish they looked after it more properly... Many of the The dolls are covered with dust, if the dust, Humidity and... More 

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Most of the dolls are very old. It's a good collection but not very well maintained. Technology hasn't touched the place yet. You get a feeling that you are in 1980s watching Doordarshan. Kids (till 10 years) though will enjoy it a bit. Tamilnadu dolls are best of the lot (always in constant motion). You can visit if you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The colleciton of dolls from all over the world is brilliant. I just hope they can upgrade the interiors of the place a bit to make the display more pleasing. Some more information on the countries and making the display more interactive will be good. Nonetheless its a great place for kids and elders alike. Entry ticket is very cheap.... More 

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It was a long due to visit to Dolls's museum since we relocated to Gurgaon. My Little 3 years daugher was specially very excited to visit. So we made a plan few days back. There is a nominal fee of Rs.17/- for the adults. I must say that my little one loved the place with the variety of dolls. Dolls... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A nice place for children and even for adults who are keen on exploring new palces with collecting information. They had a very good collection of dolls from across the world and also well maintained. One can go and visit this place along with children, Chiledren will love it.

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

In the heart of New Delhi, this is wonderful place for kids of all ages. I went with my child and was equally amazed and enthralled. It practically had collection from all over the world, but the icing on the cake is the collection of dolls from various regions of India, including the section of traditional wedding customs. Very enjoyable.... More 

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