Parliament MuseumA visit to this museum will surely be a "walk to remember". Parliament Museum in Delhi has been designed to present journey of Indian history in such a way that one feels connected to the past events, all thanks to the interactive devices used here. Visual depiction coupled with sound effects makes the visitors understand the important events in a shorter time and leaves a lasting impact.
It was inaugurated by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in 2006, then President of India.
GALLERIES AT THE MUSEUM
Each of the section display unique exhibits. All the figures, articles of demonstration have been made of fiberglass and are hence, long lasting. The objects are supported by corresponding sound and light shows, making it more realistic.
- Democratic Heritage
- Parliamentary functions
- Freedom movement
- Transfer of power
In the Democratic heritage section, Ashokan and Akbar's ideologies are presented in an interesting way via sculptures, paintings, etc. These were the base of formulation of our constitution.
Constitution section has all the pages of India's Constitution on display. Constitution of India is the longest written constitution in all of the sovereign countries and has 448 articles. The contribution of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was highly significant in formulation of the constitution. Different aspects of drafting of the constitution have been displayed clearly.
Parliament of India undoubtedly possess supreme power over all political parties of India and comprises of the President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Main attraction of this gallery is a real like model of India's first Prime minister Nehru, delivering soul stirring 'Tryst with Destiny' speech at midnight of Independence. One can sit amongst the real like models of other national dignitaries and leaders.
Freedom movement gallery houses the natural costumes of people from all parts of the country, pleasing patriotic songs in a variety of languages like Bengali, Bhojpuri, Telugu, Sanskrit, etc. Important events like partition of Bengal, Quit India Movement, Dandi March, etc are shown via interactive multimedia techniques where visitors can find themselves, taking part in the movements, on the screen.
Transfer of Power displays legislative reforms, evolution of political parties, the multicultural background India has always had.
The museum has a Resource Center which contains all relevant information, equipped with latest technology computers and can be easily accessed by the scholars, students and researchers. The entire museum tells a story. One can see the voting process of general elections, sit in recreated chambers of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, listen to enchanting voices of Gandhiji, Subhash Chandra Bose, etc.
Quick Facts/ Guide-
Timings: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed: Sundays and Mondays
- Free for students
- Rs. 10 per head for adults
How to Reach: Nearest metro station is Central Secretariat, from here one can take a local bus like that of route no. 540, 580, 480, 680, 581, etc. to reach here in around 10 minutes.
Phone No.: 011 23035318, 23035325