National Railway Museum, New Delhi
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National Railway Museum

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Rank 38
Ranked 38 of 1268,
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in New Delhi
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6.0 / 7 1
18 Ratings & 11 Reviews

About National Railway Museum

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.30 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 9.30 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 9.30 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.30 AM - 7.00 PM

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.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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11 traveller reviews for National Railway Museum

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Kamal Dahiya

  • Connoisseur
  • Kamal Dahiya
  • 40 photos
  • 68 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  19286 readers

"National railway museum" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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
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Sudhir Babu

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  • Sudhir Babu
  • Lives in Tirupati
  • 17 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1492 readers

"Adults will like this too"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 25, 2016
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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Arjun

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  • Arjun
  • Lives in Pune
  • 9 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  10839 readers

"A must visit spot"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2016
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

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  • Anand Ghoghari
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  504 readers

"Treat for train lovers"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 23, 2015
It's 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 this is good for 2-3 hrs pass time, kids just loved it and recommended.
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Namita Ghansyam

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  • Namita Ghansyam
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  734 readers

"The pride of our nation"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
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 to the place, this place is like a time machine actually which takes us back in the history and keep in mind it is closed on Mondays. Go there and experience the pride of the nation, happy travelling.
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Surinder Singh

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  • Surinder Singh
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 photo
  • 73 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
  •  35421 readers

"Good museum especially for children"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2015
It is a very good museum, you will get a thorough knowledge on how our railways work, children especially will enjoy and see the practical rail engines. The museum though can be better maintained and made more interactive.
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Vicky Kumar

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  • Vicky Kumar
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  41 readers

"National rail museum is not that good"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Jun 16, 2015
It's a boring place. There is just 2-3 rails to see. One rail for riding was just for 5 minutes. There are better places in Delhi than this. You can take pictures which is good and tickets are normal rates only 20 rs. You can get better place for sightseeing.
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Uma Tendulkar

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  • Uma Tendulkar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  978 readers

"Kids will enjoy"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 20, 2014
This museum is amazing, you can enjoy it and your kids will love it. But one suggestion it is located in Chanakyapuri a high security zone so no public transport, you have to have a vehicle waiting outside while you visit the museum it is the place my son enjoyed the most in Delhi.
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Shray Bajpai

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  • Shray Bajpai
  • Lives in Noida
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  719 readers

"A must visit for your kids"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2014
The museum is located in the neighborhood of Chanakyapuri in Delhi. It has a collection of the legendary locomotives used by the Indian railways since its inception. You also get to see the systems used to track the trains and have smooth running of the trains in the early days. There are a wide selection of saloons used by members of the royal families and the higher officials of the British empire. A train ride running within the campus is also an attraction. A must visit for your children.
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Uttam Kumar

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  • Uttam Kumar
  • Cityslicker
  • 45 Reviews
  •  75 helpful votes
  •  12821 readers

"One place you should not miss"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 4, 2014
This is one of the place in India that can tell you about the history of railways in true form and size. It has so many real objects used anywhere and everywhere in railways that you get a real and true picture how it all started and the journey it has gone through. The best I liked, was Prince of Wales Saloon and the toy train. If you love traveling in rail, this is one place you should not miss.
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