Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum, Delhi

Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum | One of the best places to visit in Delhi

LocationFerozeshah Road, Delhi (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsTimings:- This museum is open from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm. It remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Entry Fee: Free
Place TypeArt Galleries & Museum, Museums
Place visit withFamily, Parants, Siblings
Best time to visitJuly, August, September, October, November, December
Nearest MetroRajiv Chowk Metro Station (2 KM) Supreme Court (Pragati Maidan) Metro Station (1 KM) Mandi House Metro Station (0 KM) Barakhambha Road Metro Station (1 KM) ITO Metro Station (1 KM) Janpath Metro Station (1 KM)

About Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum, also known as the National Museum of Music, Dance and Drama, is a cultural institution in India dedicated to preserving and promoting the country's performing arts heritage. The Sangeet Natak Akademi was inaugurated on 31 May 1952 by the Indian Ministry of Education. It was established to showcase and celebrate the rich and diverse traditions of Indian music, dance and drama. It serves as a repository for artifacts, costumes, instruments and other materials related to the performing arts. There is a wide range of exhibitions that highlight various aspects of the performing arts traditions of India. The collection includes costumes, musical instruments, masks, puppets, manuscripts, photographs and audiovisual material. The museum serves as an important educational resource for researchers, scholars, students and enthusiasts interested in Indian performing arts. It provides insight into the historical, cultural and artistic dimensions of these art forms.

Interesting facts about Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum

  • The Akademi is a reference library containing about 22,000 books.
  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum houses a large collection of puppets, representing various types of puppetry.
  • These include wooden 'Kathputli' string puppets from Rajasthan, 'Benir Putul' glove puppets from West Bengal, 'Kalasutri' puppets from Maharashtra and 'Tolu Bomlata' shadow puppets from Andhra Pradesh.
  • The gallery provides access to reference material for researchers, enthusiasts and visitors, as well as photography and filming if you feel the need.
  • It is a wonderful place to showcase the rich Indian cultural heritage to the world Shows It includes performing arts and cultural groups from all over India and their shows are regularly organized here.
  • The Akademi has facilities like Audio-Visual Centre, Library, past and present equipment and many Awards are also given to outstanding artists during its annual award ceremonies, which become a hallmark for artists.

How to reach Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum

By Metro:- The nearest metro station to the museum is Mandi House. It is a 6-minute walk away.

By Rail:- The nearest railway station to the museum is Tilak Bridge. It is a 22-minute walk away.

By Bus:- The nearest bus stop to the museum is Mandi House. It is a 4-minute walk away.

Nearby famous places

  • India Gate 5 kms away
  • National Gallery of Modern Art 5 kms away
  • Humayun's Tomb 10 kms away
  • Lodhi Garden 5 kms away
  • Purana Qila (Old Fort) 10 kms away
  • Crafts Museum 10 kms away
  • Akshardham Temple 15 kms away
  • Lotus Temple (Bahá'í House of Worship) 15 kms away
  • Connaught Place 10 kms away

Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Ferozeshah Road, Delhi.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum: Timings:- This museum is open from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm. It remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Entry Fee: Free.

𝒜. You should visit Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum during July, August, September, October, November, December months for best experience.

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