Nehru Museum and Planetarium, New Delhi is located at the former residence of the first Prime Minister of India- Late Jawaharlal Nehru. If you want to learn about the history of the Independence Movement of India, then this museum in New Delhi is a perfect place to visit.
Nehru Museum and Planetarium, New Delhi exhibits photographs of Jawaharlal Nehru in different phases of his life. Besides the displays, the architecture of the colonial building structure is also worth watching. The high ceilings, spacious verandas, teak panels and well-maintained gardens remind you of the pre independent India. This building served as the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in India where Nehru lived for 16 years.
The Nehru Museum and Planetarium is also known as Teenmurti Bhawan. The museum inside the building is visited by thousand s of tourists from all over India. Besides the museum, there is also a library and a planetarium dedicated to Nehru in the building.
The personal museum includes Nehru's bedroom, drawing room and study which are preserved exactly as they were at the time of Nehru's death. If you want to know about Nehru's achievements, his childhood and youth, then you must see the visual display available at the museum.
The various galleries at Nehru Museum and Planetarium, New Delhi includes Gifts Gallery comprising the priceless gifts like Bharat Ratna medal and the Jawahar Jyoti received by Nehru during his travel in India and overseas and so on.
There is a massive granite rock, put up in the front lawn of the museum where you can find Nehru's first speech on the eve of Independence of India. The library includes books and material on sociology, economics, religion, culture, politics and development of India. Other things available at the library include periodicals, old and rare journals, pamphlets, newspapers and an excellent manuscript collection.
Nehru Planetarium displays the Space Program of India, the Universe and the Capsule. The astronomy shows are held daily, from 11:30 am to 3.00pm. The museum remains open on every day except on Mondays.