The Nehru Museum and Planetarium in New Delhi commemorates India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, with exhibits and galleries displaying the history of India's independence. The colonial-style building is surrounded by green and served as Nehru’s official residence for many years. Inside, you'll find high ceilings, teak panels, and large verandas looking out over well-manicured gardens, as well as the former prime minister’s bedroom, drawing room, and study, which have been left exactly as they were at the time of his death. There’s also a library, plus additional galleries featuring everything from old photographs to various gifts Nehru received during his political career.
The planetarium is the newest addition to this attraction, and is always active with programs and workshops for students and others interested in astronomy. Daily shows are held in the planetarium from 11:30am to 3pm.
To learn about India’s fascinating cultural and political history, book a private full-day museums tour in Delhi, which will combine a visit to the Nehru Museum and Planetarium with other important museums in the city.
The Nehru Museum & Planetarium is located in the Teen Murti Marg area of New Delhi. It is accessible by taxi or by taking the metro to the Race Course station. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and is closed on Mondays.
Did You Know? On the lawn in front of the museum, there is a huge granite rock inscribed with Nehru's first speech given on the eve of the Independence of India.