National Museum Delhi , Delhi

  • Spend Time

    01 Hour

  • Best Time To Visit

    Any Time During The Year

  • Timings

    10:00 Am To 05:00 Pm


New Delhi

National Museum Delhi

If you are going on a trip to Delhi, then you must visit the National Museum. We would suggest that you visit the National Museum on your Delhi trip. The museum is one of the largest and biggest museums in India. It is, in fact, so large that it will take several days to see all of them. However, if you spare half a day, then you can visit major exhibits inside the museum. These exhibits are spread over a large area and there are as many as 2, 00,000 of them in the museum. Some of them are so old that they date back to prehistoric times. You can see objects and things used during the prehistoric, medieval and ancient history of India. You can visit galleries here and see the exhibits with a tour guide. The most famous things that you can see here are manuscripts, paintings, idols, sculptures, etc.

Things to do in National Museum, Delhi

Visit the Galleries

•    Harappan Gallery
•    Maurya, Shunga, and Satvahana Arts Gallery
•    Kushana Gallery
•    Gupta Gallery
•    Medieval Arts Gallery
•    Decorative Arts Gallery 1 & 2
•    Miniature Paintings Gallery
•    Buddhist Artefacts Gallery
•    Indian coins and scripts Gallery
•    Bronze Gallery
•    Central Asian Gallery
•    Tanjore & Mysore Paintings Gallery
•    Textiles Gallery
•    Manuscripts Gallery
•    Pre-Columbian & Western Arts Gallery
•    Tribal Lifestyle of North East India Gallery
•    Musical Instruments Gallery

Museum in 90 Minutes tour

Here on this tour, you will visit the major section of this museum in 90 minutes. The 90 Minutes Tour will make you visit the most famous and notable sections of this museum.

Audio Tour

The 75 minutes Audio tour is available in Hindi, English, French, German, and Japanese languages. The audio tour will give greater details about various exhibits and objects inside the museum. Digital MP3 players will give an audio tour of the various galleries. The audio tour gives information about 55 exhibits that are kept in the museum.

Auditorium for audio-visual movie

In the Auditorium of the National Museum, you can see an audio-visual movie about the museum. The Auditorium has a seating capacity of 250 persons. In the movie, you can see various exhibits, galleries, famous exhibits that are a must-visit, and many other bits of info.
Café and canteen for refreshments

There is a café outside the museum where you can have refreshments and snacks. There is also a canteen where you can eat mouth-watering food and drink various hot and cold beverages.

What is the best time to visit National Museum, Delhi?

Winter season between October to January is best to visit National Museum in Delhi. If we talk about the timings, then early mornings are usually the best time to visit the National Museum. The best time would be 10 a.m. Every Wednesday, gallery talks are going on in the National Museum, and this is also best if you want more details about various exhibits inside the museum.

Nearby places to visit from National Museum, Delhi


  • Agrasen ki Baoli
  • Jantar Mantar
  • India Gate
  • Feroz Shah Kotla Fort
  • Raj Ghat
  • Shankar’s International Dolls Museum
  • Lodhi Garden
  • Purana Qila
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Akshardham Temple


Frequently Asked Question

Q1. What are visiting hours of the museum?

A1. National Museum is open for tourist visits from 10 AM to 6 PM on Tuesdays to Fridays, and from 10 AM to 8 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Q2. Can I shoot videos and take photos inside?

A2. No. Filming with a video camera, smartphone, DSLR cameras is not allowed inside the museum.

Q3. Does the museum have a cafeteria?

A3. Yes. The canteen of the museum is open for staff and also for visitors. It serves breakfast, snacks, and lunch. There also is a ‘Café at Museum’ on the museum premises.

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