Crafts Museum

Crafts Museum, New Delhi: Hours, Address, Crafts Museum Reviews: 4/5

Crafts Museum
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09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
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History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans demonstrate traditional embroidery, weaving, carving and pottery.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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psante
New York City, NY30 contributions
A trip highlight.
Feb 2020
We loved this museum. It gave such a good documented history of the textiles of India. We could have spent more time there.
Written 4 March 2020
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Aikenfans
Aiken, SC231 contributions
The two must-see places in Delhi are the Qutub Minar and the Crafts Museum!
Jan 2020
You must visit this museum! Crafts Museum is a terrible name - the place is so much more than that. It gives a wonderful look at the culture, the architecture, the crafts and the artistry for centuries of people from all over India.

They have a stage in the center of the property, often with free concerts or dance performances.

The museum is a delightful oasis. There is so much to see there. They have a really good, very casual, inexpensive restaurant. (Try to walk in and make a reservation 15 minutes before you are ready to eat.)

The museum also has a shop with a lot of very interesting things, including books, for sale.

Don't miss this delightful, enlightening place!!!
Written 14 February 2020
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naveen siromoni
New Delhi, India13 contributions
Authentic craft
Feb 2020
The museum located just next to the zoo has the most amazing display of model rural traditional homes that are amazing. A section is dedicated to artisans who actually make their craft items right there and sell them. Its great to interact with them and spend time watching how they create their masterpiece. The store is just unbelievable and has a huge collection of arts and crafts in fact just too much when it comes to choosing something. The restaurant is exquisite. the best part is that its not a crowded place and you get your time and space. The staff are polite and helpful. I just love going there and cant stop myself from buying the most amazing pieces of art
Written 13 February 2020
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Preeti C
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India951 contributions
A nice place to study about Indian Rural architecture ,Handicrafts and Textile tradition
Jan 2020
Crafts museum has a permanent gallery dedicated to Indian textiles and Hand-looms and Indian architecture . There is also a village gallery which houses life size models of houses from different Indian states .

There are live dance performances every day by rural artists and also curio shops and exhibition cum sale of Indian handicraft .

They have valet parking and an entry ticket of Rs 15 per head for Indian adults . Children under 12 years of age are exempt .

The place also has a cafeteria - cafe Lota and clean washrooms .
Written 30 January 2020
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Tarique S
New Delhi, India525 contributions
INDIA THROUGH A KALEIDOSCOPE
Jan 2020
India is a vibrant country with myriad traditions and cultures. These tradition and cultures manifests itself in various forms including that in handicrafts as well.The Craft Museum in Delhi is one such place which preserve and showcase the magnificent collection of India’s rural and tribal handicrafts.

The main museum has been divided into different pockets such as the Bhuta Sculpture Gallery which exhibits a unique collection of coastal Karnataka’s Bhuta Cult, The folk and Tribal Craft Gallery where diverse selection of paintings, sculptures and other objects from folk and tribal tradition of India is put on display, Cultic Craft Gallery displays stuffs related to ritual practices of various religion, Court craft Gallery is yet another good place to learn how the houses and Palaces were decorated in early India and Last but not the least comes the Textile Gallery which is the most sought after corner of the entire museum. This small but beautiful gallery in the museum has got the exquisite collection of hand woven textile which includes different types of silk, Kashmiri Pashmina, Orissa’s Ikat fabric, Chikankari works, Bandhani works, block printed textiles fabrics of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Naga Shawls and many more.

There is a Village complex within the premises of Museum which exhibits the different types of village dwellings in India. A separate section has been created where the artisans make and sell different types of handicrafts. One can also learn the art of pottery at this place by paying a very nominal price.

The Café Lota is one more big attraction of this place. It’s a highly recommended restaurant of Delhi. Though I didn’t eat there but I have heard a lot about it. It is situated inside the main premises. Café Lota Shop which is basically a souvenir shop is also located just beside the restaurant.

Craft Museum, I believe can be a good choice for a day out for people of all the age groups. Exploring craft museum is definitely like watching india though a Kaleidoscope.

Important Info:

1. There is a valet Parking available outside the museum. One can also park their vehicle near Bhairon Mandir which is just on the opposite side of the road and it’s a 10 min walk from there.
2. Entry Fee is INR 20 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners.
3. Public Convenience is available inside the premises.
4. Still Photography is allowed inside the museum.
5. The museum opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm.
6. Winters are good time to visit this place.
7. Don't forget to bargain at the souvenir shop. (Cafe Lota Shop sells at fixed price)
Written 26 January 2020
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speckles
nj90 contributions
FASCINATING GLIMPSE INTO INDIA WIDE CRAFTS
Jan 2020 • Solo
Very well done museum with both outdoor displays of living quarters from the various Indian states as well as indoor rooms with textiles and other objects. There is also an outdoor market with handicrafts also from assorted areas in India. There is an exhibition area near the vendors where we caught a performance of some very flexible kids doing traditional dances and acrobatics. They were temple dances and as such were danced by boys dressed as and made up as females since women are not permitted to be temple dancers apparently.
Written 18 January 2020
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Dana S
7 contributions
Highly recommended!
Dec 2019 • Friends
My friend and I came to this place by accident, but end up having a very good time here. Definitely worth to take a visit.
Written 31 December 2019
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Sunil
Bengaluru, India411 contributions
Nice craft museum
Jun 2019 • Family
The place is full of handicrafts . The art of the sculpture is very good and it's nice place to visit
Written 25 December 2019
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TheCreatist
Mumbai, India114 contributions
Good for Handicrafts
Oct 2019
Good on a hot day. They have recreated lil huts from every state of India here. Shaded and beautiful. Its a great way to teach your children (and yourself) about the rich diversity of India. They also sell handicrafts here in a makeshift bazaar. Toilets are neat and clean. They have a very good restaurant here, Cafe Lota.
Written 14 November 2019
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Shobha
76 contributions
Do visit if u love traditional crafts
Aug 2019 • Family
One of the place to visit if u like traditional crafts in Delhi . We bought some handicraft products from here . Overall experience was good .
Written 29 September 2019
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