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National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum

pragati maidan, bhairon road, Purana Qila, New Delhi, India
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Lots to see, appreciate

At first, stepping out of the autorickshaw, we thought this place looked a little run down. It has... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Stephenbkk20156
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Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Great restaurant!

Never been inside the museum but went to the restaurant a few times. Creative twist on Indian... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Zelo S
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Ottawa, Canada
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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pragati maidan, bhairon road, Purana Qila, New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

At first, stepping out of the autorickshaw, we thought this place looked a little run down. It has certainly seen better, cleaner, tidier days but still has its magic. We wandered at first through a series of architectural reconstructions, struck mainly by the amazing murals...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Never been inside the museum but went to the restaurant a few times. Creative twist on Indian flavours and good prices!

Thank Zelo S
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This place is easily accessible by metro. Nearest metro station is Khan Market. Maintained by Government of India, some fine collection of arts and crafts is on display. Though the maintenance of place can be improved.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Sadly, this could be a really fantastic venue, but it needs refurbishing and the museum and its exhibits are tired and the whole place has a slight feeling of neglect. Having said that some of the textiles in the museum are stunning as are the...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Amazing collection of folk art from all round India. I wasnt keen to go but followed my gf...well worth it, a really inspiring place. Very knowledgeable staff who told us background stories to the art, and a great cafe and live dance as well.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We bought some items from them in June and they were supposed to ship them to the US. It took them 4 months to send the items and then we got completely scammed by the shipping company. Paid more than a thousand dollars for shipping...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I would encourage you to visit this place during weekday on a winter months. The places is under the Government of India and it’s a very peaceful place. You will experience the humble Indian Handmade Culture been sold at the height price. I really want...More

Thank Pushkin S
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This museum tries to showcase India's crafts. There are large rooms exhibiting old looms, textiles and costumes. It was all quite interesting, although the museum could be much better with some improvement. There is a courtyard where vendors from around the country are invited to...More

Thank RodMcLeod
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

On 9th,May 2017, we visited this place and me n my wife we were thinking, it's gonna be very hot, have we made the right choice to come to this place. Well when we gave our car to valet, and entered the place. Both of...More

1  Thank Seemant D
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

It is also known as National Craft museum, located near Pragati Maidan of Delhi. It's one of the biggest craft museum in India. It was built by Indian freedom fighter Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay to collect and preserve traditional Indian art and crafts. It displays painting, embroidery,...More

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