National Museum New Delhi

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 Culture, Government of India. The museum is situated on Janpath. The blueprint of the National Museum had been prepared by the Gwyer Committee set up by the Government of India in 1946. The museum has around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years.

Departments and collections

  • Pre-History Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Manuscripts
  • Numismatics & Epigraphy
  • Paintings
  • Arms & Armour
  • Decorative Arts
  • Central Asian Antiquities
  • Pre-Columbian Art
  • Jewellery
  • Anthropology
  • Anubhav
  • Education
  • Public Relations
  • Publication
  • Conservation
  • Display


  • Harappan Gallery
  • Maurya, Shunga and Satvahana Arts Gallery
  • Kushana Gallery
  • Gupta Gallery
  • Medieval Arts Gallery
  • Decorative Arts Gallery
  • Miniature Paintings Gallery
  • Buddhist Artefacts Gallery
  • Evolution of Indian Scripts & Coins Gallery
  • Bronze Gallery
  • Manuscripts Gallery
  • Coins Gallery
  • Central Asian Gallery
  • Maritime Heritage Gallery
  • Tanjore and Mysore Paintings Gallery
  • Textiles Gallery
  • Anthropology Department
  • Tribal Lifestyle of North East India Gallery
  • Sharan Rani Bakliwal Musical Instruments Gallery
  • Wood Carving Gallery
  • Arms and Armour Gallery
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