Ever visited National rail of Delhi? You'll not just be fascinated with the models and historical engines here, but you'll also be in an awe with some amazing real time rides. National Rail Museum is a must visit pace with kids when in Delhi #Delhi #sodelhi #railmuseum #nationalrailmuseum #placestovisit #toytrain
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Trip to Rail Museum Delhi

National Rail Museum 

Museums for kids? Nah! Is that what you think moms and dads? Then National Rail Museum of Delhi is there to prove you wrong. An amusing museum, with real-time toy rides and numerous exploratory evolutions of Rail, showcased in an exciting way, Rail Museum, is a family favorite for us. Ever quarter, it looks like a mandate (from our kid), to have lots of fun there.

And let me tell you, it is an equal delight for the adults. The incredible display of India’s Rail heritage real-life size exhibits of locomotives, coaches, holds a string historical lineage.

Read: 5 best Museum’s in Delhi (for kids and family)

Ever visited National rail of Delhi? You'll not just be fascinated with the models and historical engines here, but you'll also be in an awe with some amazing real time rides. National Rail Museum is a must visit pace with kids when in Delhi #Delhi #sodelhi #railmuseum #nationalrailmuseum #placestovisit #toytrain

Here are 5 reasons, why you need to visit the National Rail Museum:

1. Witness the Rare exhibits:

Did you know the oldest working steam locomotive? Well, Fairy Queen, the oldest steam locomotive is here to make your journey enthralling. Also, don’t forget to witness the Patiala State Mono Rail and the John Morris Fire Engine. And Hola, if this doesn’t excite you, then get ready for this steam engine ride every Thursday and Saturday.

The vintage locomotives, giving you a sense of Royalty, like the saloon of Prince of Wales and various Maharajas at their times.

Ever visited National rail of Delhi? You'll not just be fascinated with the models and historical engines here, but you'll also be in an awe with some amazing real time rides. National Rail Museum is a must visit pace with kids when in Delhi #Delhi #sodelhi #railmuseum #nationalrailmuseum #placestovisit #toytrain

2. 3D Virtual Tours:

Being a historical museum, don’t expect it to lag behind in technology. National Rail Museum offers you 3D Coach Ride in its Indoor section, to experience different Locomotives and coaches. The charges of the same are Rs100/- for adults and kids(from 3 years) on weekdays and Rs200 during weekends.

3. Real-Time Rides:

Oh yes, it is not just a museum with exhibits to see, but it’s one to give you all the experiences. How about climbing on the Toy Train, we had a ride in, during our childhood? Relive those memories with the Joy of Toy Train ride. Blow the whistle, play with the lights as you go round and round on the tracks singing.

Ever visited National rail of Delhi? You'll not just be fascinated with the models and historical engines here, but you'll also be in an awe with some amazing real time rides. National Rail Museum is a must visit pace with kids when in Delhi #Delhi #sodelhi #railmuseum #nationalrailmuseum #placestovisit #toytrain

4. Interactive Model of Miniature India and Indoor Gallery:

The way this Miniature India is depicted makes it one of the most exciting and worth mentioning section of Rail Museum. As the name says, it beautifully showcases the vivid landscapes of India. It’s an interesting attempt to witness the working models of trains, right from Goods Train, to Steam Trains (in mountains), to even the Bullet trains. You’ll also find a lovely Model Cricket Stadium for the delight of cricket fans!

Indoor Gallery is also equally interactive, not just with models, but also some games and well-maintained collectives.

Ever visited National rail of Delhi? You'll not just be fascinated with the models and historical engines here, but you'll also be in an awe with some amazing real time rides. National Rail Museum is a must visit pace with kids when in Delhi #Delhi #sodelhi #railmuseum #nationalrailmuseum #placestovisit #toytrain

5. Rail Garden and The Rails Restaurant:

The Outside gallery encompasses this not-to-be-missed rail Garden amidst the beautiful green surroundings. How about having some good food while the steam engine chugs around the restaurant? Well, that’s a unique feel at this Food junction, inspired by India’s Rail history.

It also houses a Souvenir shop, having Train models, Books, Apparels (Caps, tee’s), posters as well. 2018 also witnessed Summer Camp at Rail Museum for kids, engaging kids in varied activities. 

With lots of Photo opportunities against the exotic and vintage locomotives, this National Rail Museum boasts of the glory! We highly recommend the visit here.

Traveler Tips :

Tickets :

Rs50 for adults; Rs10 for kids (3-12years), during Weekdays

Rs100 for adults; Rs20 for kids (3-12years), during Weekends

To know the rates for various rides, click here

Duration required:

Minimum of 2 hours

Opening and Closing Time:

10:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Sunday.

Outdoor areas can be hot in summer’s, so it is recommended to visit the National Rail Museum in the morning hours, before noon.

How to Reach Rail Museum?

INA and Jorbagh metro stations are the closest. Various DTC buses also have a stop here. Located in Chanakyapuri, it is very easy to reach via Auto as well.

Keep exploring Delhi, Read significant places you must visit in Delhi :

Visiting Rashtrapati Bhavan

Old Fort (with Light and Sound Show)

Lodhi Gardens

Humayun’s Tomb

Qutub Minar

Seven Wonder – Waste to wonder park

Jhilmil

Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.

This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

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9 Comments

  1. I have been looking forward to visiting The Rail Museum ever since I saw it in the film Ki & Ka. Your beautiful pics and detailed post just reminded me of it again. Hope to visit soon.

  2. I especially planned and took my kids last year and they loved the experience. Your post is great and detailed. Thanks for refreshing my memories.

  3. Hi Jhilmil,

    What a beautiful post. I love visiting these museum. There is so much to learn from our past. It connects you to your roots and give you a sense of achievement to know to history.

    Thanks for sharing, have a good day.

  4. Priyanka Nair says:

    Thanks for sharing such a detailed post about this place Jhilmil.

  5. Ahhh I want to go here! this reminded me of movie Ki and Kaa

  6. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    The Rail Museum is well-maintained and a delight to visit! My son loves it too.

  7. Yay! I have been to this museum a couple of times and every time it amazes me. A nostalgic post for me Jhilmil.

  8. I am regretting after reading this post, Jhilmil as someone suggested us to visit it during our trip to India last November but we could not make it. This looks such a wonderful place where kids would have enjoyed and learned so much.

  9. Nice place to spend with kids and give them more details on trains

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