Time Required : 2 - 3 hrs
Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Entry closes after 4:30 PM)
Closed on Mondays
Located in the vicinity of Chanakyapuri, the Rail Museum aims to preserve the 163 years old railway heritage of India. Popularly known as the National Railway Museum, the museum is spread over 10 acres of land and houses some fantabulous railway memorabilia. Established on 1st of February, 1977, the Rail Museum possesses an exciting collection of around 100 real size exhibits of Indian railways both working and static, antiques, furniture and the like. A few dummy specimen also offer rides to both adults and kids. Other than the vast outdoor which houses the very famous ‘Fairy Queen’- the oldest working steam locomotive, now the museum has also facilitated 3D virtual train ride, steam loco stimulator and an indoor gallery.
Spread amidst lush green gardens in the poised locality; the museum boasts of the rich ancient heritage of Indian railways. The informative tablet right adjacent to the exhibits makes the visit all the more worthwhile. Adjacent to the museum is the building which flaunts some beautiful photographs of the golden yesteryears in the history of rails. Sitting adjoining are some miniature models; all of which are prohibited from being photographed. It also has an auditorium with a seating capacity of 200 people, where occasional workshops are organized and documentaries are screened. In addition, the museum also has an in-house souvenir shop to buy little souvenirs on your way back.
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