Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Closed on Mondays
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
Entry Fee : Adults - INR 25, Kids - INR 15
Nearest Metro Station : ITO Metro Station on Violet Line
Situated in the Children’s Book Trust Building at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Shankar’s International Dolls Museum is a veritable dreamland for kids. Shankar's Museum is one among the most popular tourist attractions of the city; the idea behind the museum was conceptualized by the famous cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai. Segregated into two sections, the repository has over 160 shelves full of dolls from all across the world. At the time when it was created, in 1965, the museum was inaugurated with just around 500 dolls; however, as of now, the number has shot up to a collection 6500 dolls from over 85 countries, 500 of which are from the different states of India itself.
Spread over an area of 5000 square feet, the museum has two sections-one to display the dolls from western nations and second to display dolls from India and the Asian countries. It also has a workshop area where tourists can learn the art of doll making. The dollhouse itself has been designed in various themes including- man on the moon, Mexican aborigines, Japanese kabuki dancer etc. Shankar's Museum is the largest of its kind in all of India. Considered as the best option for children’s day out, the museum is frequented by visitors all through the year.
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