Nehru Children Museum

Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata

Opened on: November 14, 1972

Sections: Dolls Gallery, Toys Gallery, Ramayana Gallery, Mahabharata Gallery

Kolkata is a land of Museums. There are about seven museums in the city, of which one is the famous Nehru Children Museum. The museum, as is obvious by its name, is specifically meant for children. Established in the honor of the first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru, this museum spread over 4 floors and is a dream world for children, with several toys and epical ambience. The conceptualization of the museum was done by a visionary statesman - Late Shri Jugal Srimal. The primary objective of this museum is to impart education to the children, through m informal means of learning.

Nehru Children Museum was opened to the general public on 14th November 1972, on the birthday of Nehruji. It comprises of four basic sections - Dolls Gallery, Toys Gallery, Ramayana Gallery, and Mahabharata Gallery. The Dolls Gallery comprises of dolls from 88 nations of the world, including the most recent addition from Thailand. Then, there are toys of oriental and western origins in the Toy Section, which are equally fascinating. The clay models depicting the story of Mahabharata and Ramayana are the most enthralling archives for the children in the museum.

Located on Chowranghiee Lane (now Jawaharlal Nehru Road), Nehru Children’s Museum is open on all the days of the week, from 12.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., except Mondays and public holidays. Till the mid of year 2001, the visitor book of this Calcutta museum included 90 million adults and 1 million under-privileged children. Apart from the exhibition and display of wonderful items, the museum also imparts various courses and workshop on personality development and recitation skills.

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