|Dak Bhavan, Delhi (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings :- The museum is open from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 17:00. It remains closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. , Fee :- There is no fee of any kind to go to the museum.
|Govt. Museum & Memorials, Museums
|Place visit with
|Family, Kids, Solo, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|May, June, July, August
|Rajiv Chowk Metro Station (1 KM) Patel Chowk Metro Station (0 KM) Central Secretariat Metro Station (1 KM) Udyog Bhawan Metro Station (1 KM) Barakhambha Road Metro Station (1 KM) Janpath Metro Station (0 KM) Shivaji Stadium Metro Station (1 KM)
About National Philatelic Museum
The National Philatelic Museum is located in Delhi. Here is a unique collection of postage stamps from around the world. Apart from stamps, there are also first day covers, special canceled stamps, etc. The museum was inaugurated in 2011 by Mrs. Radhika Doraiswamy, Secretary, Department of Posts. There are more than 1600 exhibits here, ranging from the first stamps issued after independence to the present, some of which are very collectable. There are also a lot of frames. The frames are beautifully organized into different sections like section for sheetlets, section for different subjects, section for stamps of different countries. The museum conducts philately workshops with students from various schools on a regular basis. Children discover the many stories that stamps can tell and appreciate how these colorful and attractive stamps are educational and entertaining for them. The museum also has a souvenir shop which offers a variety of philatelic products such as stamps, year packs, stamp albums, picture postcards, illustrated cancellations of the National Philatelic Museum and gift items.
Architecture of National Philatelic Museum
The museum was designed by Dr. Anand Bardhan of the Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, who is also the secretary of the Museums Association of India. The commemorative stamps here are dedicated to prominent personalities, environmental issues, rare species of flora and fauna, sports etc. These are printed in limited quantities and are theme based.
Interesting facts about National Philatelic Museum
- There is a souvenir shop inside the museum, where you can buy recently printed Indian postage stamps and other philatelic related items (payment can be made through cash only).
- The museum also has a projector with seating arrangement where people from the department impart knowledge about postage stamps and its printing process with the help of educational videos (shown only during group visit).
- The National Philatelic Museum is a place that provides a delightful experience not only to philatelists but also to non-collectors.
- This museum is a gem for stamp collectors/lovers. Well maintained with a vast collection from the post-independence era.
- It has a great collection from the years 1947 to 2014 and also has a small corner for international stamps.
How to reach National Philatelic Museum
By Metro :- The nearest metro station to the National Philatelic Museum is Udyog Bhavan. It is a 9-minute walk away.
By Bus:- The nearest bus stop to the National Philatelic Museum in Delhi is Patel Chowk. It is a 2 minute walk.
By Road :- The area is well connected by roads. One can easily reach National Philatelic Museum by local transport like auto, cab or taxi.
Nearby famous places
- Grappa, Shangri-La Eros 0.4 km away
- Mr. Chai 0.5 km away
- Tamra 0.5 km away
- Delhi Metro Museum 0.2 km away
- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib 0.6 km away
- Janpath Market 0.7 km away