Red Fort Archaeological Museum

Red fort is the identity of Delhi and Delhi trip is considered incomplete without the visit of Red Fort. Similarly the visit of Red Fort remains unfinished without the visit of its museums. Red Fort has two museums, Indian War Memorial Museum and Archaeological Museum Delhi. These museums are also popular among visitors as Museum of Red Fort. Archaeological Museum is located inside the Mumtaz Mahal in New Delhi Red Fort. It was established in 1911 at Naubhat Khana, later it was shifted to Mumtaz Mahal. It is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India.

Red Fort Archaeological Museum
Archaeological Museum inside the Red Fort

Red Fort Archaeological Museum Collections

Red Fort Archaeological Museum is divided into six sections which features the belongings of Mughal Era. It showcases the articles of Akbar, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Bahadur Shah II and other Mughal emperors. The main collections are Mughal objects, calligraphy of Bahadur Shah II, paintings, textiles, curtains, maps, carpets, pillows, cushions, dresses, etc. Also you can view the arms used by the Nawab of Pataudi in the war of 1857.

Archaeological Museum Information

Timings of Archaeological museum are 9 AM to 5 PM, it remains closed on every Monday and government holidays. You can reach the national museum by Bus, Metro, Auto or Cab. The Nearest Metro Station is Chandni Chowk of the yellow line. Entry to the museum is free, you need to purchase the entry ticket of Red fort, which is 10 Rs for Indian National and 250 Rs for Foreigners.

After the visit of Archaeological museum, sound and light show can be enjoyed in the evening in Hindi and English language.

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