Second largest National Museum in India

You must know that the National Museum in New Delhi is the second largest museum in India that holds number of articles from pre-historic era to modern works of art. The museum is run by the Ministry of Culture which is a part of the Government of India. It is situated on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road.

National museum is situated in the historic Red Fort, it displays objects of the Mughal period like firmans and manuscripts, which exhibit the ine art of paintings, calligraphy, textiles and costumes. There is also a section that concentrates on relics of the First War of Independence, 1857 war like weapons and maps. The National Museum is located on Janpath, covering an excellent collection of terracotta sculptures, bronzes, paintings and costumes, which give a complete insight into Indian history and way of life. The collection consists of pottery and rare coins dating back to the Mauryan period 2nd to 3rd century BC, exhibits from the Vijayanagar period in south India, miniature and costumes and wall paintings of the various tribal people.

The museum has in its possession over 200,000 works of art, of both foreign and Indian origin, covering more than 5,000 years of Indian cultural heritage. Its rich holdings of many creative disciplines and traditions which represents a unity amidst diversity, an unmatched blend of the past with the present and strong perspective for the future, brings history to life.

The collections covers archaeology, armour, arms, decorative arts, manuscripts, jewellery, paintings, etc.

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