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National Crafts Museum Delhi

Location New Delhi, Just opposite Pragati Maidan
How to Reach Take an auto or cab or disembark at Pragati Maidan Metro station
Attractions Handicrafts and mementoes
Timing 10A.M. to 5 P.M except Monday

National Craft Museum in DelhiThe National Crafts museum, situated on Bhairon Marg near Pragati Maidan, is one of its kinds not only in India but also in entire Asia-Pacific. It has got some of the best collections of artworks in Asia. Surely the National crafts museum is proving to be the guiding light in the development of traditional art in India. There is an interesting fact about its establishment. It was originally established to act as a place where artisans from the entire country would gather and learn how to preserve their traditional art in the era of globalization. Nevertheless it actually became a place where artisans from all over the India started exhibiting their art.

Charles Correa, a French architect renowned for building mesmerizing museums, has designed this museum. It is situated in the Village complex, which among others has various forms of village habitat and housings on the display. Crafts Museum has slowly turned into a heaven for the traditional artisans and artworks. It has a permanent collection of over 20,000 items of folk and tribal arts, crafts and textiles from various parts of the country. It includes among others, lamps, chandeliers, lamp-stands, drapes, clay and terracotta pots, folk and tribal paintings, embroidered bed sheets and cushion covers, jewelries, cane and bamboo work in different galleries of the museum. You can buy any of these for mementoes. They are downright cheap and attractive.