Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi - 110001.
July to September : 0930 am- 5 p.m.
October to June : 0930 a.m. to 0600 p.m.
Daily Closed : Monday and National Holidays.
Attractions: Indian Crafts, Wooden Carvings, Metalware,
The Crafts Museum is situated at Pragati Maidan and forms one of
the main places to be visited on your Delhi tour. This museum has
galleries displaying India's rich tradition of handicrafts. An added
attraction is the presence of craftsmen, which are brought here from
different parts of the country to demonstrate their skills. The
Crafts museum boasts of having the most rare and exquisite pieces of
art and craft selectively collected from all over the country. The
museum is distinct for its architectural display of various
villages. Authentically constructed mud huts are beautifully
decorated with folk art and exhibits include woodcarvings,
paintings, paper-mache, embroidery and a full-sized wooden haveli
from Gujarat. The complex also houses the Crafts Museum Shop. There
are separate galleries for displaying tribal and rural craft,
courtly crafts, textile, popular culture and others. Here you can
see live demonstrations by the artisans offering close glimpses of
the folk arts of India. From here you can buy ritual objects,
ornaments, rugs, shawls and books from the craftsmen as well as from