Heritage Transport Museum
- Single Day Ticket - Rs. 300/-
- Children under 12 - Rs. 150/-
- Students (with valid student ID) - Rs. 150/-
- No Entry fee for disabled visitors and one companion
- No Entry fee for children below 3 years as well
- If 50 and more children visit, then 10% discount on the ticket.
Food Package - Rs. 1100/- per person (veg.), Rs. 1200/- per person (non-veg.) and Snacks package for Rs. 600/- per person.
But, if carrying own food, then venue charges to be paid seperately. Venue charges for full day is Rs. 50,000/- and for half day is Rs. 25,000/-.
Heritage Transport Museum is India's first Transport Museum and an upcoming initiative of Heritage Transportation Trust (HTT), a non-profit registered trust that aims to educate a diverse audience about the history of transportation in India and pass on the history for generations to come. As a center for collection, research, preservation, education and display of Indian Transport history, the Heritage Transport Museum will showcase the evolution of transportation in India. It will depict a social history of the way we were, the way we are now and the way of the future. The Heritage Transport Museum is situated on a three acre plot, off National Highway 8 at Tauru-Gurgaon. A built up area of over 90,000 square feet of air conditioned space spread over four floors houses the exhibition galleries, library and reference centre, conference rooms, mini auditorium, the museum shop, and a restaurant facility.
The following galleries are present :
Automobile Gallery - This gallery showcases the evolution of the Indian car industry, as well as cars that have been used in India since the advent of motoring. On display are over 75 vintage and classic cars - parked alongside a recreated Indian street scene from yesteryears, sporting vintage Ephemera. A vintage petrol pump with spare parts memorabilia has also been recreated, while a special section showcases the role of cars in Bollywood. Films on transportation are screened in a mini auditorium on this floor.
Heavy Mechanised Transportation - Designed like a bus depot, this section showcases the romance of bus journeys with a display of restored buses. Also on display are vans, and information about tramways. The gallery shutters boast the creative expression of the working class in the form of Truck Art, in bright floral patterns, using a range of decorative media.
Railways - The museum explores the grandeur of travel by rail through a historically inspired railway platform and a 1930s restored railway saloon from BBCI Railway. Also on display are models of popular locomotives and memorabilia including original posters, train tickets, lamps and railway maps
Aviation - This section details the history and evolution of Indian aviation industry, including early trials and experiments and the history and growth of Air India. Also on display are early models of aircrafts used in India, supported by original posters, timetables, tickets and advertisements. Suspended in mid-air in the gallery is a restored 1940s Piper J3C Cub aircraft, in its signature chrome yellow.
Two-Wheelers - This gallery showcases the evolution of early two wheelers in India including bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, and mopeds. Indigenous systems of transport such as phat-phat, chakhda, jugaad, and ganesha are also on display.
Collectible India Toys on Transport - This section includes an inventory of fun, collectible, nostalgic, original toys made in wood, tin and die-cast toys, all made by Indian manufacturers. Allowing one to cherish rich memories of their childhood, this section also displays a collection of vintage pedal cars and pedi-cycles all as lavishly detailed as their real counterparts.
Transportation in India-a historical collection - The core of the historical collection comprises material collected over the last two decades. There are over 10000 objects and the breadth of the collection has relevance well beyond transport history. The objects are an important intellectual resource for the study of the social and economic history of India.
Maritime Gallery - This gallery depicts the history of India's inland waterways, their evolution and decline, and the story of the Ganges alongside models of boats, navigational maps, etchings, and aquatints.
Contemporary Art Gallery - The museum encourages contemporary artists to propose works which allow a diverse audience to engage with the artistic representations so as to understand the continued significance of transportation in our everyday lives in an imaginative and experiential manner. Contemporary artworks, by renowned artists, such as Baptist Coelho, G.R., Iranna, Pooja Iranna, Ranbir Kaleka, Hanif Kureshi, T.V. Santhosh, Gigi Scaria, and Nataraj Sharma amongst others, are interspersed amongst historical objects in various galleries around the museum. Each work is contextualised vis-a-vis the historical, scientific, cultural, or social context of transportation systems in contemporary society.
Tribal Art - When the train comes through a remote village in rural and tribal India, it not only changes the physical landscape but also the way these communities interact with the outside world. The advent of modern transportation brought changes to rural and tribal lifestyles. Transport provided an introduction to the city; trains seeped sinuously in their imagination, whereas planes were the mighty ‘birds’ from their individual and collection myths. The museum exhibits commissioned work and private collections by Warli (Vijay, Kishore and Praveen Mahshe) and Gond (Bhuri Bai) artists. This section will subsequently be enhanced with pieces specifically made for the museum by tribal and folk artists working in residency programmes organised by the Heritage Transport Trust.
Discovery Centre - Situated on Level 2, visitors to the Discovery Centre gain knowledge about the principles and mechanisms of various modes of transportation by interacting with actual parts and models, for example an engine, a gearbox or a chassis. Exhibits have been designed to be operated primarily by visitors, with clear educational objectives, which will encourage visitors to understand real object and phenomena through hands-on physical exploration.
Great exhibits make it a must-visit !!! Jan 13,2014Took a leisurely 45 minute drive from Gurgaon to the Heritage Transport Museum with my boys aged 10 and 5 last Sunday. While the the limousine that is parked outside and the 70+ vintage cars displayed on one whole floor were their favourite exhibits, for me it was nostalgic to see the good old Ambas...More
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