Do you remember being totally obsessed with trains as a kid? Specially the steam trains! The characteristic sound they make, the cloud of smoke coming from the engines; it all used to seem so fascinating! If trains still fascinate you then you must visit the National Rail Museum in Delhi!
Explore the 163 years of rich Indian Railwayâs historic heritage in the company of rare steam, diesel and electric locos, royal saloons and lots of artefacts. There are also interactive displays that enhance the experience of visitors and make them understand how an investment in Indian Railways helped India progress.
The Museum collection is the largest collection of Railways real life size exhibits and other rail components in the country. It houses locomotives and coaches from the princely states across the Indian subcontinent. The Patiala State Mono Rail (PSMT) and the John Morris Fire Engine are the rarest operational exhibits of its kind in the world.
You can also see a large collection of Steam Locomotive made of iron and steel and also wooden coaches collected across the country. The museum undergoes restoration regularly. Since, the technology is changing so fast, the museum has taken stands to catch up with the same.
The 3D virtual reality technology takes visitors back in time! Itâs a real treat to the eyes. The indoor gallery uses digital and mobile technologies to make the visit interactive, educational and engaging. There are many mobile apps and websites as well that allow a train lover to interact with the exhibit remotely!
Itâs truly a great experience. Especially if you want to educate your kids about trains and their evolution. The interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art 3D technology really help in gathering information quickly.
Where is it located?
National Rail MuseumÂ
Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri,Â
Near Bhutan Embassy,Â
New Delhi, 110021
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM To 17:00 PM (Entry will be closed after 04:30).Â The museum remains closed every Monday.