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National Museum

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Address: Janpath, New Delhi 110011, India
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Interesting jewellery collection, some amazing ivory pieces and silver sculptures and paintings. One room contains a gold shrine which contains some remains of the Buddha. A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting jewellery collection, some amazing ivory pieces and silver sculptures and paintings. One room contains a gold shrine which contains some remains of the Buddha. A group of Buddhist monks were chanting in front of the case and several people were sitting on the floor clearing praying. Make sure to take advantage of the audio guide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A bit shabby for a country like India. Not clean and a little confusing. Still, do not miss, especially the sculptures.

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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a wonderful two hours at the museum before getting museum fade brain. We explored the Indus, Gupta, Buddhist, Early Hindu, Mughal art, Jewellery of India and the scrimshaw. The audio guide is very patchy, with most exhibits not mentioned. The descriptions on the exhibits are fine and there are some large detailed notes available in most rooms. The... More 

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Estero, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe they're better now. I really wanted to see this museum, since I love to look at all things Indian... I ended up in Delhi in the summer, about ten years ago. Took a cab from my hotel to this museum. I've lived in the tropics most of my life, but New Delhi in the summer is really, really hot.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We should have left more time to visit the National Museum. There were excellent Indian bronzes, beautiful miniature paintings, amazing jaw dropping jewellery - and this was just the ground floor. Highly recommended if you like museums. Note - the books in the gift shop seemed very cheap.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very famous and beautiful. It binds us to our ancient heritage's. Although,it costs money to see but actually, it is very nice museum in Delhi.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to think about India only as Gandhi country, don't go there. If you like to think about India only for the bargains and street chaos, don't go there. If you remember smels and flavours when you ear the word India, don't go there. But if you want to know more about indian art, indian coins, indian craftesman... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth doing the audio tour as lots can be missed, the museum has some beautiful pieces and a gallery of miniature paintings well worth a few hours visit

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exciting history, arms and coins. Art is the best and one could spend at least 3 to 4 hours to take in the sheer amount of "stuff" AUD$25 per head.

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Greater Noida, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a very beautiful museum which guides us through our heritage, a must visit place for people of every age.

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