Friday, June 13, 2008

A Visit To National Museum Of Natural History, New Delhi

Sometime back, on a Sunday, we made a trip to National Museum Of Natural History. The museum is location in the FICCI building on Barakhamba Road. Looking through their site, they boasted of several things spread across four floors. The museum has four exhibit galleries, namely: The Introduction of Natural History, Nature's Network Ecology, Conservation and Cell - The Basic Unit of Life.

But on reaching there, we were all very much disappointed. First of all, there are no lifts for the visitors - they are only for the staff. You have to actually climb stairs through the floors to view the exhibits on different floors. The air conditioning at nearly all the floors was not working; and with the whole floor a closed area, there was very stuffy environment inside. The exhibits on display were ill-maintained - some were looking like they have never been maintained from the time the museum was opened (in 1978).

Overall, a bad experience. What does the government expects from people if their museums are so ill maintained? Looks like nobody cares about these things anymore in India.

National Museum of Natural History,
FICCI Museum Building,
Barakhamba Road,
New Delhi-110001
Telephone: 91-11-23314849