Shankar's International Dolls Museum

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Age Group
1 to 60
Key Attractions
Dolls museum has 160 glass cases comprising of dolls and 6,500 exhibits from almost eighty five countries
Visit Duration
1 to 2 Hours
Days & Timings
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Closed on Monday & National Holidays.
Tickets/Entry Fee

- Rs. 15/-For Adults,
- Rs. 5/- For Children
- Children in groups of 20 and more are admitted at concessional rates of Rs.3/- per child.
Not Allowed
Food & Water Facility
- No canteen in the premises. Drinking Water is available. - Food Joints and stalls at the entrance gate - Closest food hub - Bengali Market
Restroom Available

The Shankar’s International Doll Museum has one of the largest collection of costume dolls anywhere in the world, set up by the renowned political cartoonist, K.Shankar Pillai. A separate entrance, a stately winding staircase, leads up to a foyer. The museum is divided into two halves. The two sections have over 160 glass cases, 1000 ft. long, mounted on walls.


Dolls and exhibits from European countries, America, Australia, New Zealand, Commonwealth Of Independent States, Asian Countries, Middle east, Africa And India are showcased. There are also special displays besides a representative collection from the over 150 kinds of authentic Indian Costume dolls made at the Dolls Workshop attached to the Museum. Each doll is handcrafted after a meticulous research into the physical attributes, dress and jewellery of individual characters. The dolls won the first prize – Golden Peacock Feather-at the Dolls Biennale held in Cracow, Poland in 1980.


The Museum started with a thousand dolls. Between 1965 and 1987 another five thousand were added-a vast majority coming as gifts. Today the volume has increased to 6,500 exhibits from almost eighty five countries, truly giving it a international character.

Contact Person
Mrs.Shanta Srinivasan
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Nehru House , 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi DL IN - 110002   ITO   Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan (Blue Line)
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  • dolls world!!
    Nov 30,2011
    my daughters enjoyed seeing all the different dolls from the different parts of the world....some of them are very old and vintage... They should put more new dolls on was lil bit after sometime you start getting bored...need to put some fun activities and workshops to m... 
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