Seven uncommon museums in Delhi NCR
Summer holidays are around the corner. And if you are wondering what to do, where to go or where to take your children in Delhi NCR, we have a suggestion. Instead of taking them to the oft-repeated, well-known places, treat them to these unusual museums. Not only will these outings be fun for children but also educational, and will leave the child with beautiful memories, lasting lifetime.
Election Education Centre-cum-Museum
Established in the premises of the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi, the museum showcases the remarkable journey of Indian elections through archived images, videos and related documents. It also has a section on Gandhiji’s engagement with democracy, set up with assistance of National Gandhi Museum.
Heritage Transport Museum
A treat to all automobile lovers! This private museum showcases the evolution of transportation in India. Situated on a three acre plot, off National Highway 8 at Tauru-Gurgaon, the air conditioned museum houses the exhibition galleries, library and reference centre, conference rooms, mini auditorium, the museum shop, and a restaurant.
National Police Museum
If you are fascinated with police, then do visit this place to learn about their world. The museum displays items (from the ancient to the modern times) related to police, crime and criminals. The exhibited items have been acquired from different states and central police organisations both of Indian and foreign origin. Located at CGO complex, Lodi road, entry here is free.
Supreme Court Museum
It is divided in two sections. The first section deals with the evolution and development of judiciary in the country. It displays history of Indian legal system, the Harappan seals and the head of a priest, Ashokan edict and Nalanda Copper plate of 9th Century A.D. In the second gallery, antique furnitures, souvenirs, ceremonial costumes, wigs and files relating to landmark Supreme Court judgements are on display. The records of famous cases such as Mahatma Gandhi murder case are also on display. Located at Tilak Marg, entry is free here.
National Agricultural Science Museum (NASM)
Located inside the NASC complex at Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, this museum is one of its kinds in the country. The exhibits here consist of colourful posters and life-like models pertaining to evolution of man and agriculture through the ages. It boasts audio-visual and user-friendly touch screen interfaces. There is also special segment for children including games and quizzes. Main attractions include documentary film on agricultural festivals of the country and speaking statue, among others.
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets
This is quite a famous one. Located at Mahavir Enclave, this museum is dedicated to the global history of sanitation and toilets. It houses a rare collection of facts, pictures and objects detailing the historic evolution of toilets from 2500 BC to date and provides a chronological account of developments relating to technology, toilet related social customs, toilet etiquettes, prevailing sanitary conditions and legislative efforts of the times.
Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum
Don’t confuse it with National Gandhi Museum. Eternal Gandhi Museum is a digital multimedia museum established in 2005. It presents the historical events of Gandhiji’s life through not only photographs, paintings, sculptures etc., but also audio-video medium (and that’s what makes it different from other museums). It is located at Gandhi Smriti, the site where Gandhiji was assassinated.