International Dolls Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological

Established in :
1985

Holidays :
MONDAY, 3 National and festival Days

Visiting Hours :
10 A.M. TO 6.00 P.M.

Contact No :
91-11-3316970-74

Location :
New Delhi , India

Display Objects :

One of the largest collections of costume dolls anywhere in the world. It serves like an amusement park for children. In the Chandigarh International Dolls Museum, you can find about 250 different kinds of dolls collected from countries like Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Russia and Korea etc...




Description :

  • The International Dolls Museum is a large collection of dolls in Delhi, India. It was setup by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist.

  • The museum is located in the Children's Book Trust building on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi.

  • It occupies a floor area of 5,184.5 square feet (481.66 m2) on the first floor. A separate entrance with a winding staircase leads up to a foyer.

  • Besides, dolls representing various countries, there is also a special display of over 150 kinds of authentic Indian costume dolls. These were made at the Dolls Workshop attached to the Museum.

  • Inside, the Museum is divided into two equal halves. The two sections have over 160 glass cases, 1,000-foot (300 m) long, mounted on the walls.

  • One section has exhibits from Europe, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Common Wealth of Independent States and the other from Asian countries, the Middle East, Africa and India.