Crafts Museum Delhi is located at Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan. Museum is also known as National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum. Museums in managed by Ministry of Textiles. The museum was established in the year 1950 by the efforts of freedom fighter Smt. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay. The whole museum is set up like a village and the current building was designed by architect Charles Correa. A village complex also in the museum spreads over an area of 5 Acre. The entry to the Crafts Museum can be availed from Bhairon Road and Pragati Maidan. The museum displays more than 35,000 of rare and vintage articles and crafts.
Crafts Museum Delhi Map
The museum is divided into various galleries (see the map for details). The main galleries are Courtly Crafts, Tribal and Rural Craft Gallery, Textile Gallery, Gallery of Popular Culture, etc. Some of the rare articles are more than 300 years old. Several craftsmen can be seen in the village area of the crafts museum making crafts. Also, museum houses some rare arts, paintings and vintage crafts.
How to Reach Crafts Museum
The museum is located near Pragati Maidan. The distance of the museum from New Delhi Railway Station is 5 KM and 6 Kilo Meter from ISBT Kashmere gate. IGI airport is 30 KM away from Crafts Museum. The nearest Metro station is Pragati Maidan of blue line. Apart from the Metro you can take a DTC bus, auto and cab to reach the museum.
Timings, Entry Fee and Useful Information
The timings of crafts museum Delhi is 9.30 AM to 6 PM and Museum remains closed on Monday and National holidays. The Crafts Museum entry fee is 10 Rs for Indian nationals and 150 Rs for foreign visitors. Students have to pay 1 Rs for an entry ticket and entry are free for student groups and physically handicapped person. Contact no. of National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum is +91-11-23371887.
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|Address||Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan|
|Nearest Metro Station||Pragati Maidan|
|Photography Allowed||Yes, after taking prior permission from Reception Counter|
|Timings||9.30 AM to 6 PM|
|Weekly Off||Monday and National Holidays|
|Nearby Places||Pragati Maidan, Old fort, Zoo, National Science Museum|
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