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Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

Sulabh Bhawan, Mahavir Enclave | Palam Dabri Marg, New Delhi 110 045, India (Minto Road)
91-11-25031518-19
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Ranked #53 of 262 Attractions in New Delhi
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: A small but surprisingly amusing collection devoted to a serious subject--sanitation.
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Thimphu, Bhutan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The museum was far from where I was staying (Vasant Kunj) and to be honest it wasn't worth the trip. The displays were mildly interesting and the museum itself was something of a let down. Someone will give you a free tour around the room. The displays of different kinds of toilets were interesting and after all it is trying... More

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New Delhi, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

One must take thier children to this place. Good place to learn something which is very basic but very usefull.

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My partner and I went to Sulabh Bhawan with some anticipation. The title does build curiosity: A museum of toilets? That should be interesting. Unfortunately, it wasn't. To start with, on reaching the place, you have wander around looking for someone to ask where to go. After walking through a filing room, a prayer hall, a garden, and a courtyard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

By visiting this place you feel you have spent quality time. You come to know about sanitary facilities in bygone era and modern world plus you also can see how human waste can be used for saving money and mother earth.

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Senior Contributor
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29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I'm not sure how it managed to rate so high under Delhi Museums. It takes about 20 minutes to go through it. When we went (on a Friday afternoon), there were no guides--or even anyone manning the desk. So my driver, daughter and I walked through on our own. I wouldn't have even been able to find the museum without... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

First what is “international” about a toilet, I couldn’t decipher even after visiting this place. To be honest no one cares how you attend nature’s call, but here it was put on display. All I could do here was stare at the white, Indian style toilet wondering how could they have gotten creative with it like, maybe, they could have... More

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Kuopio, Eastern Finland, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A brilliant place, free tour and magnificent guides! It's definitely worth your while to make a stop at this unique place. Besides the museum itself, the biogas plant was most intriguing!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had heard of the museum for years on those "top ten weirdest" lists you always see on the Internet. Since I live in Delhi and had nothing to do one day I checked it out. Quite amusing and informative. If you are in Delhi, i would check it out, however, I wouldn't make a special trip to Delhi to... More

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very well displayed and clearly documented place. We come to know about toilet system of ancient era as well as most modern. Also it shows toilets affordable by every person on earth. There is a set-up displaying 'Bio-gas' plant. The ares museum complex has a kitchen attached using the gas originated from the plant and illumination from the same. A... More

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Noida, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Very innovative thought for building such a place, good and old artefacts as display.. if you are a history enthusiast you must visit this place to know about ancient history for hygiene and sanitation....

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