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Delhi Metro Museum

A Museum That Stands Out In Many Ways

Delhi Metro Museum is undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions for tourists visiting this part of the country. The museum is dedicated to the detailing of the country’s first metro railway service. It traces the events and developments of Delhi Metro Railway from the time the idea was first mooted in 1969 to its present form.


The Metro Museum is situated at Patel Chowk railway station, Fire Brigade Lane, Barakhamba Road in New Delhi and is a fascinating place to visit as it showcases the origins, planning and progress of this hugely popular Mass Transit System which has dramatically changed the way people travel in this Union territory. Conceived, developed and maintained by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, or the DMRC, it is situated right on the concourse of the station and hence very convenient to visit.

Gives You A Closer Look Into The Way This Project Took Shape

The Delhi Metro Museum was founded in 1995 but was thrown open to the general public in December 2002.  The museum exhibits many things associated with the conceptualization and development of Delhi Metro including the amazing progress it has made over the years. Visitors can get a clear glimpse of the work culture and management style of the DMRC from the various displays exhibited here.

Among other things, the Delhi Metro Museum also showcases the construction processes, the technologies used in the project such as the Automated Fare Collection System, Automatic Train Control System, models of working of the various departments, photographs, and a detailed model of the metro train, metro stations and lots more. Two large touch screens act as information resources through presentation and movies tracing the genesis of this amazing project and its progress over the years.

What is on Display at the Delhi Metro Museum?

The story of the Delhi Metro project is captured and displayed in great detail through photographs and models. The museum not only vividly displays the various success stories associated with the project which took 32 long years to reach its operational stage from the drawing board but also captures the numerous problems faced by the DMRC at various stages. The story of the innovative technologies used in construction of the Chawli Bazaar Station, the metro station which is the second deepest in the world, is just one such example of the fascinating details you will come across while visiting through the various galleries. Visitors must not miss:

  • The superbly created model of the Tunnel Boring Machine
  • Display of soil samples collected from around the city
  • Different colored helmets used at construction sites
  • Prototype of the metro train

Information for Visitors

The Metro Museum offers a deep insight into the creativity, never-say-die spirit of the men behind this idea, resourcefulness and the hard work that has gone into creating an ultra-modern public transportation system. Visitors can buy stuff like Metro memorabilia, pens, coffee table book, ties, keychain and other items as souvenirs. Unlike Metro Museums of U.S, Europe and Japan Delhi Metro is unique because it is set up in a fully operational station and was commissioned within the shortest time period.

The Metro Museum is open on all days except Mondays from 1000 Hrs to 1600 Hrs. Tokens and Smart Cards are valid passes for entry and can be purchased at the station.

How to Reach

Delhi Metro Museum is on the Delhi Metro Rail Line 3 on the Indraprastha – Barakhamba Road – Dwarka route.

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