Best Museums in Delhi

1. National Gallery Of Modern Art

The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is the premier art gallery under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The main museum at Jaipur House in New Delhi was established on 29 March 1954 by the Government of India, with subsequent branches at Mumbai and Bangalore. Its collection of more than 1700 works by 2000 plus artists includes artists such as Thomas DaniellRaja Ravi VermaAbanindranath TagoreRabindranath TagoreGaganendranath TagoreNandalal BoseJamini RoyAmrita Sher-Gil as well as foreign artists. Some of the oldest works preserved here date back to 1857. With 12,000 square meters of exhibition space, the Delhi branch is one of the world’s largest modern art museums.

2. Tibet House

Tibet House is an international, loosely affiliated group of nonprofitcultural preservation organizations founded at the request of the Dalai Lama, to preserve, present, and protect Tibet’s ancient traditions of philosophy, mind science, art, and culture due to the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 and subsequent Tibetan diaspora. The first Tibet House was founded in New Delhi, India in 1965.

3. Kiran Nadar Museum Of Art

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) is a private modern and contemporary art museum with locations in New Delhi and Noida. Established in 2010, it is India’s first private museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The core collection of the institution comprises post-independence 20th century painters, but the museum holds exhibits of younger, contemporary artists as well. It is a multi faceted initiative, that helps promote art in public spheres and encourages art appreciation with an active collaboration between artists, schools and the public.

The New Delhi location has about 18,000 sq ft of exhibition space and the Noida location has 13,000 sq ft. The Museum has various unique, sleek, contemporary event venues to house several events, such as corporate dinners, private gatherings, seminars, board and business meetings, conferences and screenings.

4. National Museum

The National Museum in New Delhi, also known as the National Museum of India, is one of the largest museums in India. Established in 1949, it holds a variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It functions under the Ministry of CultureGovernment of India. The museum is situated on Janpath. The blue–print of the National Museum had been prepared by the Gwyer Committee set up by the Government of India in 1946. The museum inhibits around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years.

The National Museum is an established event venue for exhibitions of national and International level under the aegis of Festival of India,

5. National Handicrafts And Handlooms Museum

The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum (NHHM) commonly known as National Crafts Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest crafts museums in India.

It is run by the Ministry of TextilesGovernment of India. The museum is situated on the corner of the Pragati Maidan, facing the Purana Qila complex.

6. Archaeological Museum & Indian War Memorial Museum

The Red Fort Archaeological Museum is currently located in the Mumtaz Mahal of the Red Fort in Delhi, northern India. The museum contains paintings, artifacts, calligraphy, fabrics and other objects dating from the Mughal era.

The Indian War Memorial Museum is located in the Naubat Khana of the Red Fort in Delhi, northern India. It is built in 1919 as a tribute to commemorate the soldiers who had joined the First World War in India or abroad on behalf of the British Empire.

Ankit Sehrawat
Ankit Sehrawat


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