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National Philatelic Museum

The renovated National Philatelic Museum was inaugurated by Smt Radhika Doraiswamy, Secretary, and Department of Posts on 11 – July – 2011 much to the joy of the connoisseurs of postal stamp to promote the cause of the field of philately and also to provide a platform to stimulate interest in the hobby in particular.

The museum, which is located at the ground floor of Dak Bhawan at Sansad Marg (Parliament Street) near Connaught Place, New Delhi, facing Patel Chowk Metro Station towards Rafi Marg, was refurbished as per the designs by Dr. Anand Burdhan of the Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, also the secretary of the Museum Association of India at an expense of 15 million INR. This provided the museum with much larger space thus facilitating greater visibility and easier access to the visitors besides being interactive. This has also enhanced the attempt on part of the museum authority in its attempts of showcasing the Greater Indian panorama with relative ease through its postal stamps.


The Museum is adorned with various relics/models/pictures of postal life spanning through centuries.

The Museum proudly boasts of the display of the epitome of the Philatelic Heritage of India which is the first stamp that was ever printed and issued in 1854 by ''Sindh Dak'' (Sindh Post office) along with a range of stamps issued by the Princely States during the period of 1765 to 1947, the Government of India post Independence since 1947 onwards and also a few exquisite and rare foreign stamps like the first day Covers, cancellations both usual and special ones etc.

The museum has bays dedicated for several themes such as:

  • Stamps on Mahatma Gandhi – A collection by the eminent philatelist Shri V. P. Sharma
  • Stamps on the prime ministers of India
  • Stamps on the freedom fighters
  • Science and Technology
  • Transport and Wildlife
  • Displays from the Army Postal Service
  • Displays from India Security Press at the city of Nashik
  • Stamps created by Cartor which is renowned as one of the fore-bearers of Security Printing
  • Other foreign national stamps


The museum also has an amphitheatre for organizing talk-shows and presentations. Moreover it houses a reference library for the knowledge quencher. Finally there is the artist’s corner where the actual designing of stamps are showcased. Artists are invited from time to time to give live demonstrations. Apart from these The National Philatelic Museum has a small Sales Counter section set up outside for all visitors who would like to purchase stamps from across the globe.

Information for Visitors

  • Timings: The museum is open between 10:00 hours and 17:00 hours from Mondays to Fridays. It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays. However it permits school groups on request on Saturdays.
  • Ticket Cost: The entry is free as of now however photography and filming is prohibited until prior permission is obtained from the museum authorities.
  • Location: Sansad Marg Road Area, New Delhi
  • Attractions: Collection of stamps both indigenous and international from different eras. 


How to Reach

By Road

Roads are well connected in this area. One can easily reach the National Philatelic Museum by the local transports like auto, cab or taxi.

By Air

Delhi is very well connected to all the major cities across the world via air transport. Once you are in airport, you can easily come to this museum by taking a cab or a bus.

By Train

Delhi metro railway is the most efficient conveyance mode in Delhi. The nearest station is the Patel Chowk Metro Station.

By Bus

The DTC bus service is also available to reach the museum from different parts of the city.









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