New Delhi is a home to numerous historical monuments and museums. Gone are the days when people took their children to museums. Most of these museums are full of dirt and dust now. The top 6 museums that are fading away are as follows:
(i) National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum- It is also known as the Crafts Museum. It contains over 35,000 pieces of painting, textiles, clay and wood. Cafe Lota, which presents a number of Indian delicacies, is present in the premises of the museum.
(ii) Ghalib Museum- It contains collectibles from the life of the 18th century Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib such as the clothes he wore, sculptures that he carved, his poems, calligraphy works etc.
(iii) Shankar's International Dolls Museum- It was set up by K Shankar Pillai and contains 6,500 dolls of various sizes and shapes from 85 countries.
(iv) Nehru Memorial Museum and Library- The museum contains newspaper clippings and photos of the last 200 years of India's history. There are hardly any visitors who visit the museum. The Nehru Planetarium is comparatively visited by many in the hope of seeing the universe.
(v) National Philatelic Museum- It showcases India through the stamps it has issued over the years. An interesting corner inside the museum is “My stamp counter” where one can get a sheet of personalised stamps.
(vi) Sulabh International Museum of Toilets- It has a rare collection of facts, pictures and objects detailing the historic evolution of toilets from 2500 BC to date.
By: Anuja Arora