Museums around Connaught Place in Delhi

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Archaeological Museum- Red Fort, Ph: 23267961 Timing: 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Light and Sound show: 6 p.m to 7 p.m. in Hindi, and 7.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m. in English. (Mon. Closed) Features: *A collection of curios and artefacts from Mughal period. *Library, *Light and Sound show.

Crafts Museum- Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Road, New Delhi. Phone: 23371641/1370 Timing: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday closed. Features: *Demonsration programme by craftsmen from different parts of India. *Handicrafts shop. * Exhibition of unique craft objects from all over India.

Eternal Gandhi Museum – Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, 5 Tes January Marg, New Delhi – 110011, Ph: 011 – 23012843, Timings: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekly closure on Mondays. Closed on 2nd Saturday of the month. Features:* A collection of memorabilia on Gadhi. * Exhibition of dolls depicting important landmarks in Gandhi’s life. * Khadi and village industry products shop. * Films on Gandhi shown daily. email: sangeeta.das@adityabirla.com. Website: www.eternalgandhi.org

Gandhi Museum – Opposite Raj Ghat. Ph: 23311793/0169, Timing: 9:90a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday closed. Features: *A photograph gallery in the memory of Gandhiji. *A library on Gandhi’s life. *Personal relies of Gandhi. *Regular film shows on Sunday.

National Handicrafts Design Gallery & Earth Treasures Museum – Must visit Place in Delhi, 3rd Floor, Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, Baba Kharak Singh Marg Connaught Place, New Delhi- 110001. Te: 011-64700053, 9711856661.

Indira Gandhi Memorial – 1, Safdarjung Road, Ph: 23010094, Timing: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday closed. Features: Photographs and belongings of Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Saree worn by Mrs. Gandhi on the day of her assassination. Saree woven by Jawahar Lal Nehru for her wedding.

ISKON Vedic Museum – East of Kailash, Sant Nagar, Ph.: 26233400, 9212196620. Timings: Mon – Sat. 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sun.: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Metro Museum – Patel Chowk Metro Station, Patel Chowk, New Delhi – 01. Phone: 23418415. Timings: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday Closed).
Features: *Showcases the genesis, history and journey of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). *Model of different machines used in the development process. *Soil Samples and helmets of different colors used at the construction sites. *The technological features of the Metro system such as the Automatic Train Control System, Automatic Fare Collection system, round-the-clock activities of various departments, features friendly for the physically challenged, actual Metro rails and Over Head Equipment (OHE) to supply power are also described. *Sourenirs such as Metro ties, pens, key-chains and books will be available for sale.

National Agricultural Research Museum – Pusa Institure, Showcases the hbistory of Indian agriculture – he prehistoric era, Indus Valley Civilisation, Vedic Medieval and modern periods and the country’s progress in agriculture. Open 10.30 a.m. t 4.30 p.m. Mondays closed, entry free.

National Gallery of Modern Art- Jaipur House, India Gate, Ph: 23382835/8853 Timing: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday closed. Features: *Collection of contemporary art. *Art reference library.

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