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When you have spare time, isn't it worthwhile to sometimes spend it to gain experience rather than accumulating material possessions? This will not only educate you in a rather diverse field but also inspire you by varied collections of artifacts and are informal learning classrooms!
On your visit to Delhi, you can visit . However, going a little further, you have many more museums where you can pay a short visit and refresh yourself.
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Things displayed in Museum of Folk and Tribal Art
In the museum of Folk and Tribal Art, you will be able to have a glimpse of masks, textiles, stone carvings, wall-hangings, embroidery, paintings, metal artifacts, tribal jewellery, terracotta, 'patakas' and 'shiva mukhalingas'. Masks are made of wood, paper-Mache and brass. 'Patakas' are specimen of paintings signifying mantras and yantras which 'tantrics' employ for worship.This museum (also known as K.C.Aryan's home of Folk Art) was founded in 1984 by Shri K.C. Aryan who was a painter, historian, author and sculptor.
Heritage Transport Museum
NH-8 Taoru, Near Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana, India
Visiting Timings: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Do cars, aeroplanes, rockets and other such vehicles fascinate you? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you should surely visit this museum managed by HTT or Heritage Transportation Trust established in 2011.Heritage Transport museum will educate you on the history and evolution of transport in India. There is a well equipped library, a souvenir shop, seminar rooms and cafeteria. The thrilling part is visitor participation and interactive sessions! This museum will surely inspire tourists, students, architects and designers, auto manufacturing units, collectors of vintage cars and research scholars.
Stellar Children's Museum
The best form of prayer is to make a little child happy... and you won't have to go any further! Visit Stellar Children's museum to hear giggling children with smiling faces!
Address: S 221 226, The Ambience Mall, National Highway 8, Gurugram, Haryana, 122016, India
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Young minds are curious about the environment they live in and their imagination finds wings here! Interactive sessions, problem solving and motor skills development is done in children using the play-way method of learning. There is fun and frolic all around, children love each others company while exploring and creating.
The galleries in the museum include 'Invent it', 'Build it', 'Discover it', 'Explore it', 'Live it', 'Create it' and 'Splash it' galleries where there is constant supervision by trained teachers. There are theatre workshops, story-telling and music sessions too for the benefit of children. Fascinating games which children love to play are Ball track, Bernoulli table, Invent a plane, Drawing board and 'Opposites attract'.
How to reach Stellar Children's Museum
This museum is located on Ambience Island, near Gurugram Toll Booth. You can drive down to this museum or hire an auto rickshaw or bus.
Urusvati Museum of Folklore
This two-storeyed building houses wall hangings, handicrafts, pottery, dioramas, paintings and many historic artifacts. From the painting of Bahadur Shah Zafar's wife to the wonderfully embroidered 'phulkari dupatta' of Punjab, you can find them all here.
Urusvati Museum of Folklore National Highway 8, Madhram, Shilkopur, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001, India
Phone: 91-98111-31266 Entry fee: Rs.50
How to reach Urusvati Museum of Folklore
IFFCO Chowk metro station on the yellow line is the nearest metro station to this museum. The best way to visit this museum is either to drive down in your car or hire an auto rickshaw for a day for a convenient journey to this museum. Getting an auto from the museum can be a cumbersome exercise as the museum is located in a remote area with not-so-smooth roads.
These are actually a trio of three museums, namely, Museum of ‘Everyday Art’, Museum of Indian Terracotta (tribal art) and Textile Museum. These museums are situated within Anandgram premises which is spread over 8 acres and about 10 kms. from the capital city of Delhi.
Address of Sanskriti Museums
Sanskriti Kendra, Anandagram, near Aya nagar, Mehrauli–Gurugram Road, Delhi, India
Established:1990 Open: 10 AM to 5 PM (All days, except Mondays and Public Holidays)
Sanskriti museums were founded by Shri O.P.Jain in collaboration with an NGO (Non-Profit Organization) named Sanskriti Foundation (also known as 'Sanskriti Prathisthan'). Scholars and artists look forward to educational programmes organized here such as workshops and artist-in-residence programmes. The museum has a well equipped library, residential studio, amphitheater and an art gallery.
'Sanskriti awards' instituted by Sanskriti Kendra encourages young upcoming talents in the fields of dance, music, art, social and cultural field, literature and theatre. 'Sanskriti Yatra' workshops brings about cultural awareness in children. There are short-term residential programmes conducted here in partnership with UNESCO, Asia Link and Fulbright Fellowship Programme.
Museum of ‘Everyday Art’ contains Warli painting and other everyday household things such as toys, spoons, idols and cups which have been catapulted into works of art by talented artists. Museum of Indian Terracotta consists of around 1,500 objects pertaining to terracotta art. Sculptures and figurines from tribal areas have also been displayed here. Textile Museum heralds our textile heritage in an effective way.
Other museums in Delhi include Indian War Memorial Museum, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum, Mumtaz Mahal Museum, Swatantrata Senani Museum, Gandhi Smriti Museum, Swatantrata Sangram Sanghralaya (Museum), National Children Museum, National Philatelic (Stamps Collection) Museum, Sultanpur National Park Education and Interpretation Center and National Rail Museum.