5 Must Museums To Visit In India

India has a large chunk of history and art preserved in its museums. There are number of hidden secrets, experiences and emotions found in these places and if you are here, you should definitely give yourself a chance to find them.
Here are 5 most loved museums in India.

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Salar Jung Museum

Type: Art Museum
Location: Hyderabad
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm ( open all days except Friday)
Holds: Collections of Textiles, artifacts, statues, clocks, carvings, paintings
Famous For: Biblis, Veiled Rebecca, Mephistopheles and Margaretta, Musical Clock

Read reviews and more here: https://www.holidify.com/places/hyderabad/salar-jung-museum-sightseeing-2062.html

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Indian Museum

Type: Art, Armours, Skeletons,
Location: Kolkata
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm ( open all days except Monday)
Holds: Armours, Skeletons, Art Albums, Photographs, Postcards
Famous For: Egyptian Human Mummy, Buddha’s Footprint, Goat with 8 legs

Read reviews and more here: https://www.goibibo.com/destinations/kolkata/places-to-visit-in-kolkata/indian-museum/

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Shankar’s International Doll Museum

Type: Doll Museum
Location: New Delhi
Timings: 10 am to 5:30 pm ( open all days except Monday)
Holds: Various types of dolls from all over the world, different costumes, bride- groom pairs
Famous For: 6,500 exhibits from almost 85 countries

Read reviews and more here: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g304551-d324105-Reviews-Shankar_s_International_Dolls_Museum-New_Delhi_National_Capital_Territory_of_Delhi.html

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National Museum

Type: History, Art Museum
Location: New Delhi
Timings: 10 am to 5:30 pm ( open all days except Monday)
Holds: Paintings, prehistoric artifacts, jewellery, antiquities, textiles, arms, archaeology, musical instruments
Famous For: Dancing Girl, Body Armour of Aurangzeb, Priest Head

Read reviews and more here: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g304551-d319682-Reviews-National_Museum-New_Delhi_National_Capital_Territory_of_Delhi.html

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National Rail Museum

Type: Rail Museum (Trains)
Location: New Delhi
Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm ( open all days except Monday)
Holds: Antique furnitures, working models, photographs, signalling tools
Famous For: Fairy Queen, Saloon of Prince of Wales, Fire Engine

Read reviews and more here: http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/entertainment/national_rail_museum.jsp

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Some More Honorable Mentions

Calico Museum, Ahmedabad

Chatrapati Shivaji Vastu Museum, Mumbai

Government Museum, Chennai

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