National Museum

location_on Central Secretariat
Age Group
3 to 60
Key Attractions
Rare relics from the Harappan Civilisation, antiquities from the Silk Route, a mesmerising collection of miniature paintings (look out for the hand-painted playing cards), woodcarvings, textiles, statues, musical instruments, and an armoury with gruesomely practical weapons and a suit of armour for an elephant.
Visit Duration
1 to 2 Hours
Picnic Venue
Days & Timings
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Closed on Monday & National Holidays.
Tickets/Entry Fee
Rs 10/- Indian National;
Free for children till 5 years of age
Guided Tours
For English:
Single - Rs 150/-,
Family - Rs 400/- (for 2 adults and 2 children below 12)
For Hindi:
Single - Rs. 100/-,
Family - Rs 200/- . Yes. Free guided tour by volunteer guides.
Tues to Fri: 10:30am/ 2:30pm
Sat & Sun: 10:30am/11:30am/ 2:30pm/3:00pm
Allowed. Charges for Still Camera: Rs 20/-. But, videography prohibited.
Food & Water Facility
Yes - A canteen is situated in the museum complex
Restroom Available
Differently-abled/Stroller friendly
- Wheelchairs are available at no charge.
- Lifts are available to all floors and there is a variety of seating throughout the venue.
- Adapted toilets are available.
- Ramps for wheelchair are available at the venue.

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. The museum has in its possession over 200,000 works of art, of both Indian and foreign origin, covering more than 5,000 years of Indian cultural heritage. Its rich holdings of various creative traditions and disciplines which represents a unity amidst diversity, an unmatched blend of the past with the present and strong perspective for the future, brings history to life. The collections covers archaeology, arms, armour, decorative arts, jewellery, manuscripts, miniatures and Tanjore paintings, textiles , numismatics, Pre-Columbian American and western art collections. National Museum has collections of Harappan Civilisation, Archaeology, Buddhist Art, Indian Miniature Paintings, Evolution of Indian Scripts and Coins, Decorative Arts Galleries, Manuscripts, Central Asian Antiquities, Coins, Paintings from Tanjore and Mysore, Indian Textiles, Pre-Columbian and Western Arts, Wood Carving, Musical Instruments, Tribal Lifestyle in North-East India, Arms and Armour, Temple Chariot, Museum Shops, Museum Auditorium.Film Shows: A brief film introducing the Museum and its collections is screened in the Auditorium regularly. Film shows on art, historical and heritage are also arranged every day with prior request.

Contact Person
Dr. VK Mathur
Contact No.
1123019272, 23792775, Extn: 243, 237,220
Email ID
Visit Us
Rajpath Crossing, Janpath, , Rajpath Road Area DL IN - 110001   Central Secretariat   Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat/ Udyog Bhavan (Yellow Line)
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