The National Rail museum is located in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The foundation stone of the railway museum was laid on 7 October 1971 by Shri V.V Giri (President of India) and it opened on 1st February 1977 for the general public. The inauguration of the rail museum was done by Shri Kamlapati Tripathi (Rail Minister). Rail museum spread over an area of 10 Acre of land. It consists outdoor gallery and indoor gallery. Museum was renovated in 2014 and the indoor gallery is fully functional after the renovation. It is also known as Chanakyapuri rail museum.
National Rail Museum of Delhi has a unique collection of more than 100 real size trains and engines from the beginning of the Indian railways. These actual trains bring back the visitors to the glorious past of the Indian Railways. Here you can learn more about the history of Indian railways. The main attraction of the railway museum is fairy queen, it is the world’s oldest working locomotive engine which was built in 1855. This 160+ years heritage steam engine is the star of the museum. Apart from the fairy queen engine, the other attractions are Patiala State Monorail Trainways, Fire Engine, Saloon of Prince of Wales, Saloon of Maharaja of Indore, Saloon of Maharaja of Mysore, Electric locomotive 4502 Sir Leslie Wilson, Electric locomotive Sir Roger Lumley, Matheran Rail Car No 8899, Cranetank, etc.
Rail Museum Delhi offers some special facilities along basic facilities such as cafeteria, washrooms, etc.
- An auditorium with a sitting capacity of 200 people for interacting with students during school visits or to use for Railway lectures.
- Rails Restaurant is running in the replica of CST terminus building’s Dome. The steam engine rolling on the tracks and serves the food to the visitors. Don’t miss this opportunity.
How To Reach National Rail Museum
Rail museum can be reached by various modes, Nearest metro station is race course metro station of yellow line, which is 4 KM far from the museum. You can also take the DTC bus service which drops you at Chanakyapuri. Also you can book an Auto or App based cab (Uber or Ola) to reach the rail museum.
Rail Museum Ticket Prices
The entry tickets are 20 rs per head. Apart from the entry you can take different rides and activities offered by Railway museum. Toy train is a must try ride. Kindly check the below mentioned table before making any plan, so you won’t miss the ride.
|Rides / Activities||Day and Timing||Price|
|Toy Train Ride||Wednesday and Friday 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM||100|
|Diesel Simulator||Tuesday 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM||150|
|Steam Simulator||Thursday 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM||100|
|Coach Simulator||Saturday and Sunday 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM||200|
Rail Museum Delhi Timings
Railway museum Delhi timings are 10.00 AM to 5 PM and last entry can be availed till 4.30 PM. The museum remains closed on Monday and all national holidays. It also remains closed on the occasion of Holi, Diwali and Idu’l Fitr (Eid).
Rail Museum Map
Railway Museum Delhi General Information – Timing, Entry Fee, Address
|Name||National Railway Museum|
|Entry Tickets||20 Rs.|
|Address||Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021|
|Timings||10 AM to 5 PM|
|Nearest Metro Station||Race Course (Yellow Line)|
|Time Required to Visit||Minimum 2-3 Hours|
|Days Open||Tuesday To Sunday|
|Other Off||All National Holiday, Holi, Diwali and Idu’l Fitr (Eid)|
This place is highly recommended to visit along with kids. Children and adults will learn many new things here.