|New Delhi, Delhi (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Entry Fee:- The entry fee for the Crafts Museum is Rs.20 per person for Indians and Rs.300 per person for foreigners. Timings:- It remains open from 9.30 AM to 5 PM except Monday.
|Art Galleries & Museum, Museums
|Place visit with
|Solo, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|May, June, July, August
|Supreme Court (Pragati Maidan) Metro Station (1 KM) Mandi House Metro Station (1 KM) Khan Market Metro Station (1 KM)
About Crafts Museum
The Crafts Museum is one of the largest crafts museums in India, established in 1956 by the All India Handicrafts Board. It is run by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It was established over a period of 30 years by the efforts of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay in the 1950s and 60s. The museum houses over 35,000 rare and distinctive pieces that reflect the continuing tradition of Indian artisans through various crafts of painting, embroidery, textiles, clay, stone and wood, all designed by architect Charles Correa between 1975 and 1990. are kept in the said building. The various galleries within the museum include the Tribal and Rural Crafts Gallery, the Gallery of Court Crafts, the Textiles Gallery and the Gallery of Popular Culture. The museum has various galleries and exhibition spaces, each focusing on specific crafts and regions. Exhibits provide information on the techniques, materials, and cultural significance of the crafts displayed.
Interesting facts about Crafts Museum
- The museum displays a wide range of artefacts made by skilled artisans, representing the diverse cultural traditions and craftsmanship of various Indian communities.
- One of the highlights of the Crafts Museum is the opportunity to watch craft demonstrations by skilled artisans. Visitors can watch artisans at work on traditional crafts, giving a glimpse into the intricate techniques and artistry involved.
- The museum occasionally organizes workshops and interactive sessions to promote understanding of traditional crafts and encourage visitors to engage in hands-on activities.
- Apart from the indoor galleries, the Crafts Museum also has an outdoor section known as the "Village Complex".
- The museum has a souvenir shop where visitors can buy handicrafts, textiles and other traditional items as souvenirs.
- The Crafts Museum is an excellent place to explore and appreciate India's artistic heritage and gain a deeper understanding of its cultural diversity.
How to reach Crafts Museum
By Metro:- The nearest station to Crafts Museum is Pragati Maidan (Bhairon Marg) 203 meters away.
By Bus :- The nearest bus stop to Crafts Museum is ITPO which is 750 meters away.
By Rail:- The nearest railway station to the Crafts Museum is the New Delhi Railway Station which is at a distance of 6.9 km.
Nearby famous places
- Purana Qila (Old Fort) 2.5 kms away
- India Gate 3.5 kms away
- Humayun's Tomb 5.5 kms away
- Lodhi Garden 6 kms away
- Connaught Place 7 kms away
- Qutub Minar 10 kms away
- Akshardham Temple 11 kms away
- Lotus Temple 14 kms away
- Rashtrapati Bhavan 15 kms away