The National Rail Museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, displays exhibits on the history of rail transport in India. The museum was inaugurated on 1 February 1977. The museum spans over an area of over 11 acres and the indoor gallery comprises an octagonal building which houses six display galleries and a large open area is laid out to simulate the atmosphere of a railway yard. It is open every day except Mondays and national holidays.
A Transport Museum was first proposed in 1962, under the advice of rail enthusiast Michael Graham Satow. The proposal took a concrete shape in 1970 and on 7 October 1971 the foundation stone was laid at the museum's present site in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, by the then-President of India, V. V. Giri. The museum was inaugurated as the Rail Transport Museum in 1977 by Kamalapati Tripathi, the minister for public transportation.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Abhilasha Mehra | Mar 4, 2018
Good place to visit for getting to know about Indian Railway History. It's well built and maintained. It is air-conditioned inside and has beautiful garden with old engines on display outside. Children will find few interesting games to play inside the museum too and can also enjoy sitting in toy train. Tickets are 100₹ per adult on weekends and 50₹ on weekdays.
Chaitanya Tahasildar | Feb 12, 2018
This rail heritage is unique and you will get to see so many different types of trains. From toy trains to big, all trains are showcased here in good condition. Environment is calm and place is also beautiful. Entry is easily accessible and also parking facility is available beside this. Just the food is not that much of good here. Otherwise, this place must be visited. Good place for take your kids.
Shahma Abu | Feb 24, 2018
A must go place if you want to know the history of Indian Railway. It is located in over 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. A toy train offers rides around that site on regular days.Museum remains open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (Last entry 4.30 pm, last 1:8 toy train and joy train round at 4:45pm) Tuesday to Sunday. Museum remains closed on every Monday and National Holidays. Apart from vast outdoor and state of the art Indoor Gallery. It is now equipped with 1:8 scale train, Diesel simulator, Steam Simulator, Coach Simulator and many more.
Abhi rockin | Feb 5, 2018
Simply amazimg place to spend time with kids. Above all one revisits his/her own childhood days. I was revisiting after almost 20 years and bang i gt transported back in time. Fancy driving train. U will be able to use simulators. Kids just love toy train ride and so will you. Highly recommended
Vipin Srivastava | Mar 3, 2018
A must place for u to take ur kids their. You need not more than 3 hrs.to visit this place. Do try the Joy train and the Toy train. It is advisable to go there on weekdays during Oct to Feb. To enjoy the place. The rail museum is must watch for everyone who loves train. Since there is no nearby metro station it is advisable to go there with your own vehicle. Please like the review
Rajeev Vishnoi | Aug 8, 2018
It is very nice place to visit. There are so many locomotives and inside museum the history of trains are mesmerizing. The mixture India model is very well thought and made. There was a toy train too. There was a 3d show where u can experience something very different. The place was good to visit for everyone including elders to kids, even people can use the QR code stick on trains to listen about it's history. Overall experience was just splendid.Recommended to visit.
anurag sharma | Jul 18, 2018
Amazing museum Must visit.. helpful staff.. it represents history growth and future of Indian railways in a proper sequence you have option to took a toy train kind train to see ancient steam engine coaches and stations of Indian railways and you might opt for purchasing 50/- ticket and see entire museum on foot (I will recommend that) this is one of the finest museum of India and it must be visited. The display of real coaches and engine/ locomotives will definitely leave you awestruck.. you can also enjoy the quick bite in the cafeteria of museum campus itself and there is sufficient and safe parking also
Sugam Kumar Singh | Jul 23, 2018
A really nice and knowledgeable place to visit with family specially with children. You even got to the stream model of 1855, one first in India probably first in the world. I would say not to go there on holidays not because it's a bit more costly but due to rush and no parking space. Don't try buying anything from inside cause it would be only wastage of your bucks for things which are not worthy. Try all ride and visit it at least thrice.
varsha sirohi | Jul 28, 2018
It's a great place to take your kids through the journey of Indian Railways starting from the first steam engine till today. The Joy Ride is the best option carry a lot of water with you there was no water. The food in the cafeteria is wonderful. Not recommended on a sunny day since it becomes very hot and there is no water.
Prateek Jain | Jul 8, 2018
Its a good place if you Keen to know about the history of Indian railways. They've got the models of every equipment they used centuries ago. From enormous engines to the tiniest railway tracks. I was intrigued by all this. They have also got small quizzes which kids love to play with and a nice cafeteria where you can have lunch with your family. Along with this there is a also a concept of "Joy train" in which the provide a small ride within the area of museum itself.
Wander is a travel search engine that allows you to find the perfect travel destination that fits your budget and preferences.