International Dolls Museum is a unique museum that exhibits dolls from all over the world. Families visiting Delhi especially with children make sure that they visit International Dolls Museum Delhi.
Overview of International Dolls Museums New Delhi
International Dolls Museum has at present around 6,500 exhibits from almost 85 countries. All these dolls were collected either by Shankar when he traveled to different countries or were gifted by Nehru, Indira, Rajiv or several embassies and diplomatic missions.
This museum is divided in two halves or two sections, one shows dolls collected from Europe, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and the other shows dolls collected from Asian countries, Middle East, Africa and India.
Brief History of Dolls Museum New Delhi
International Dolls Museum was setup by famous political cartoonist K Shankar Pillai.
Shankar got the idea of collecting dolls and displaying them when he received a gift from a Hungarian diplomat.
Later Indira Gandhi helped Shankar to set up an International Museum for Dolls and it was opened on November 30 1965.
Tourist attraction around Dolls Museum Delhi
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium:
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is a cricket ground of Delhi where many international matches are held from time to time. It is the 2nd oldest cricket stadium of India.
Ashoka Pillar situated near Feroz Shah Kotla is one of the two Pillars that were brought to Delhi by Feroz Shah Tughlaq during his reign. It has inscription that dates back to Ashokas time.
How to reach to Dolls Museum:
Dolls Museum is situated between Pragati Maidan Delhi and Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium of Delhi. Both visited by thousand of visitors hence this area is well connected.
Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan
Distance from New Delhi Railway Station: 4 Kms
Distance from IGI Airport: 20 Kms
Hotels near Dolls Museum Delhi:
General Information about New Delhi India
Average temperature: 32 °C
Minimum Temperature: 3 - 4 °C
Maximum temperature: 45 °C
Best Time to visit to Dolls Museum New Delhi:
The best time to visit Dolls Museum of Delhi is in the afternoon when there is less crowd and children can enjoy easily.
Tourist Spots (Entry fees, Opening & closing time):
International Dolls Museum New Delhi opens from 10a.m. to 6.00 p.m. It remains open from Tuesday to Sunday. It remains closed on Monday and other gazzetted holidays.
Entry Fees for Dolls Museum Delhi: Rs. 10 for Adult, Rs. 5 for Children
The location of International Dolls Museum Delhi is situated near Nehru House on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi.
Shopping places near Dolls Museum Delhi:
Nearest shopping market place from Shankar International Dolls Museum are like Connaught Place and Janpath Market Delhi.