National Railway Museum

New Delhi

14.3/5(29 Ratings)

National Railway Museum Overview

Ranked 32 of 1269 sightseeing in New Delhi

National Railway Museum is located at Chanakyapuri, which has a wide collection of royal carriages, locomotives of bygone era and old trains. It also has some other attractions like the Vice Regal Dining Car, the luxury Prince of Wales Saloon, Maharaja of Baroda's Saloon and Maharaja of Mysore's Saloon. Some of the trains are as old as 100 years and one of the first steam engines which arrived in the Indian Subcontinent is also displayed in this museum.  

This museum covers a campus of more than 10 acres and rides are available for children in the toy train that run within the campus.

What travellers are saying about National Railway Museum

Experience scale
  • Very Good 11
  • Poor 1
  • Good 1
  • Excellent 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:30 AM -7:00 PM
9:30 AM -7:00 PM
9:30 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:30 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Keerthiraj Mani

Keerthiraj Mani4.3/5

6 reviews

Best place to know the history of Indian Railway

History of Indian Railway is pretty deep. The history of making rolling stocks, Steam engines to Diesel engines to electric engines and all about Indian Railways you can find the Museum. It is the best place to visit with family.



86 reviews

History of train engines

National Rail Museum is the history of train engines. We can visit the old steam engines that are used in early days of railways. Toy train ride is the major attraction of this place. Very memorable area to visit. Kids usually love this place. Children enjoy the ride of train inside the museum. this is family weekend spot which can be visited. Eating options are available inside (restaurant) but that place is small and waiting time is high.

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Md nayaz Alam

Md nayaz Alam4.3/5

8 reviews

National Railway Museum Delhi

National Railway museum ???? is really so awesome and knowing to very easily that how looking our old rail and how to shoot a movie in train. if u want know our Railway ???? history then u shoud to go and knowing very well.

Umang Kardani

Umang Kardani4.3/5

37 reviews

Place for railway lover

I am big fan of indian railway and thus it was my dream to visit national railway museum u should visit it if u are interested in that but if not then it will be completely booring place for u

Kamal Dahiya

Kamal Dahiya4.3/5

111 reviews

National railway museum

this place is loved by kids too much.this museum has collection of steam locos and carriges spread across 4.5 hectares. among the veberable bogies are the former viceregal dining car, the maharaj of mysore's rolling saloon, and the fairy queen locomotive

Sudhir Babu

Sudhir Babu4.3/5

17 reviews

Adults will like this too

In Central Delhi, this is near by many other tourist attractions and one can find this as a good watch without having to travel a lot.Kids will definitely love this for all the displays and especially the toy train.But they do have very good collection of very old engines, carriages and many more which might impress many adults too.There is a Government run Rail Souvenir shop is another attraction, which has a good collection.

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9 reviews

A must visit spot

The museum is a good place to spend quality time. The parking fee is 10 per hour. The tickets are rs 20 per head, an addl Rs 20 per person for the toy train. The toy train is amusing from inside .We first went inside the museum to learn how the engine worked . The place is good to teach kids on working models of steam engines, track change signal system and brake mechanism. The miniature working models are just awesome. Dont miss them, however you need to persist with the attendant to run the models, typical lethargic service. No outside eatables are permitted. All in all I would rate it as an essential part of Delhi sightseeing.

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Anand Ghoghari

Anand Ghoghari3.9/5

3 reviews

Treat for train lovers

its a good place for those who are interested in trains and engines, they have huge collection of old classic engines as well as trains..overall tis good 2-3 hrs pass just loved it..recommended..

Namita Ghansyam

Namita Ghansyam4.3/5

3 reviews

The pride of our nation

it was a great seeing this railway museum which definitely a pride of every indian..staff is friendly here, they have a toy train giving us tour of the place,..this place is like a time machine actually which takes us back in the history.and keep n mind it is closed on mondays ...go there and experience the pride of the nation..happy traveling..

Surinder Singh

Surinder Singh4.3/5

73 reviews

Good museum especially for children

It is a very good museum,you will get a through knowledge on how our railways work,children specailly will enjoy and see the practical rail engines.The museum though can be better maintained and made more interactive.