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Sanskriti Museum Of Everyday Art

This museum was established in the year of 1984 with a perception of fostering India’s unique traditions and culture. The Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art displays objects relevant to everyday life, peculiar beliefs and customs, and thereby celebrates Indian artisan’s skillful craftsmanship. The interesting part of this place is it depicting the entire life cycle of an individual through different objects.

Features of Sanskriti Museum

The Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art displays the objects that are appropriately connected to an individual’s everyday life; in regards with beliefs, customs and practices of rural as well as urban population. The innovative and practical displays of various objects exemplify the exuberant skills of aesthetic creativity and vivid imagination of multiple crafts of people throughout the country. Culture and creativity permeate each facet of Indian lifestyle.

On Exhibit

There is a set of fourteen group arrangement in which all the objects at the Sankriti Museum of Everyday Arts are categorized. These objects are sequentially grouped in a way, which is sufficient enough to reflect the entire life cycle of an individual in India. The toys and other objects for babies represent infancy, followed by adulthood being represented through by objects of learning, leading to household and vocational duties.

As a demonstration of this process, the artifacts for use are in the forms of scales, writing, and measures. There are kitchen accessories, ovens and tongs, and also many household objects like and sprouted pots, latches and locks, lotas and several miscellaneous objects. Youth indulgences follow with objects like nut-crackers, chillums and hukahs, betel-boxes, along with objects depicting women's beauty culture. The final stage of life is represented by icons, mendicant's objects, amulets and ritual accessories demonstrating the period where one has fulfilled all of the duties and is under an attempt of freeing oneself from all worldly attachments by engaging in spiritual matters alone.

All the objects are exquisitely crafted and are of great use. The museum maintains a well-documented display of Indian terracotta tradition. Adjacent to the museum are some of the residential facilities as well as a working space for the crafts persons.   The Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art displays several objects like toys, combs, mirrors, jars, and kitchen utensils.

Information for Visitors

  • Timings: 10.00am To 5.00pm Closed on Mondays.
  • Ticket Cost: Ticket available at the cost of Rs.10
  • Location: Anandgram P.O Arjungarh, Mehrauli, Gurgaon Road, New Delhi.
  • Attractions: Shri Mulkraj Anand founded this place in the year 1979. This beautiful place houses sheer metal artifacts and terracotta, which represents the entire life cycle of an individual. An Artist’s Studio and a workshop rest inside the complex. The artists work as well as stay in this Terracotta Village.  

How to Reach

By Road

Well connected roadways form an integral part of commute in Delhi. People coming here from various distinct places are surely to get satisfied with the  road traveling flexibility. Visitors are offered with many options like cabs, autos and taxis. Traveling in and around the city by road is quite comfortable.

By Air

Most of the European capitals and significant other parts are connected to Delhi through airways. Apart from Europe, most of the travelers from different parts of the globe can reach to this place by air. Apart from foreign services by airways, even the domestic flights fly and land regularly offering visitors maximum satisfaction out of the journey.

By Train

Delhi metro railway is a most efficient commutation system in Delhi. These fast trains cover all important areas in the city. You can also reach by metro train. The nearest railway station from the Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art, Delhi is New Delhi Railway Station while the closest Metro Station is Arjun Garh Metro Station.

By Bus

The DTC bus service is available to reach out to the Indira Gandhi National Museum in Delhi. The routes are appropriately planned and traveling by this medium is quite affordable too.


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