Indian War Memorial Museum



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Time Required: 1 - 2 hrs

Timings:

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee:

Indians - INR 5, Indian Students - INR 1, Foreigners - INR 100, Camera and Video Recorder - INR 25
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Indian War Memorial Museum, Delhi Overview

Located in the Naubat Khana within the premises of the historic Red Fort in Delhi, Indian War Memorial Museum was built with an objection to pay tribute and respect to the Indian soldiers who fought in the war on behalf of the country. Spread over two floors, the galleries are accessorized to depict the military history of India with arms, weapons, variety of daggers, chest armours and other objects of war. The first gallery has a brilliant miniature model of the war scene between Babur and Ibrahim Lodi. The other entities of this section include swords, daggers, helmets, armours, gilded weapons, battle axes etc. The next two galleries are replete with replicas of slightly evolved weapons of war which comprise of bombshells, pistols, machine guns, gunpowder and other objects which were mostly used during World War I.

The following two galleries are a representation of the European influence over weapons and communication facilities since telegraphs, telephones, radars, signal lamps etc. It also displays the uniforms, badges, flags and ribbons of the officers from far away lands like New Zealand and Turkey. Besides this, there is also displayed a complete dress of Maharaja of Jodhpur in the museum bedecked with a belt, jewellery, turban and sword. The museum boasts of a wonderful collection of the bygone era and is flocked by tourists day in and day out.

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Indian War Memorial Museum is housed within the Red Fort Complex. The nearest metro station to the Red Fort is Chandni Chowk Metro, situated on the red line. The museum is just about 1.5 kms from the metro; you can hire a local or a battery run rickshaw after getting down at the metro. There are also frequent DTC buses plying on the route which can drop you off at a cheaper fare.

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