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Ghalib Museum And Library

A Place Ideal for Lovers of Ghalib Ghazals

This is a place for lovers of poetry of the most refined form. Mirza Ghalib is a name that’s highly revered among poets and litterateurs. The sher-o-shayaris of Mirza Ghalib are incomparable and have stood the test of time for their creativity and intensity. Now you can know everything you wanted to know about this great poet at Mirza Ghalib Museum and Library.


The museum is located in Nizamuddin in New Delhi, just opposite to the Qawalli Hall in the shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Aulia. The museum was inaugurated by the then President of India, the Late Dr. Zakir Hussain in February, 1969. The founder President of the museum is Hakeem Abdul Hameed. The objects and exhibits displayed in the museum vividly capture some of the most defining moments and episodes from the life of Mirza Ghalib.

An Amazing Ambiance Awaits You

Tourists from both India and abroad come to the museum in large numbers to learn more about this creative genius of a poet who mesmerized lovers of poetry with his unique style of shayaris and ghazals. The atmosphere inside the museum is unique and very poetic because of the ornamental canopies and the highly creative and detailed decorations. The museum recreates the settings and ambiance of the durbars or courts or yore.

Get Inspired Through Ghalib and Other Famous Writers

The museum also houses an auditorium, library and an art gallery, all dedicated to the works and memory of the great poet. Also on display is an imposing statue of Mirza Ghalib, numerous photographs, documents and books associated with the poet. The library inside the museum is a treasure trove with amazing collection of some of the most popular poems from those era; not only of Mirza Ghalib but also of other writers, both ancient and contemporary. The museum offers the ideal platform for wannabe poets to get loads of inspiration and ideas for their future works.

Auditorium and Art Gallery

The Mirza Ghalib Museum and Library has received recognition in various forms from a number of distinguished personalities from the literary world across the globe. Thousands of writers and scholars from the field visit the museum annually. They include writers, poets and academicians who are keen to know more about the writings of Ghalib. The collection of books at this academy is exclusive to the place and not available elsewhere. Paintings by prominent Indian painters are also on display at the museum’s art gallery.

The museum also houses an art gallery which has paintings by some of the most respected artists of the country. The auditorium serves as an interesting platform which works towards the literary and educational uplift of the society. Lectures and programs are held regularly at the auditorium.

Eminent speakers share their views and interpretations of the works of the great poet during these programs. The management of the museum also organizes cultural programs and literary meets where the works of famous Urdu poets are discussed and shared with the audience. Seminars, exhibitions and workshops held at the venue are a major source of rich literary information for artists, writers and creative thinkers.

Information for Visitors

Ghalib Museum and Library is open to visitors on all days except Sundays from 1000Hrs to 1800 Hrs. The entry is free.

How to Reach

There are buses available from various parts of the city to reach Nizamuddin. The nearest railway station is the Nizamuddin Railway Station. Pragati Maidan is the nearest station when you travel by Metro. Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport.




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