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Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat
New Delhi
India

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The World Health Organization just named New Delhi the world’s worst polluted city, so if you're romping around this part of India, give your lungs a break from the smog outside and hit the National Museum, New Delhi.

This is one of the largest museums in India, and with over 200,000 objects in its collection, one could spend multiple days exploring the many different galleries. The National Museum’s collection has objects ranging from prehistoric stuff to modern art. This museum has a focus on archeology, antiques, decorative arts, anthropology, coins, and armor, so if you are interested in cultures past, this would be a great place to check out. History buffs will enjoy many pieces from the Indus Valley Civilization, Buddhist art and objects from Ancient Greece. 

If you're a movie fanatic, this museum also has an auditorium where movies are screened daily. Additionally, if you feel like enhancing your intellectual fervor, Deemed University is located on the first floor and offers Masters and Doctoral level courses in Art History, Conservation, and Museology.

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Here is what Wikipedia says about National Museum, New Delhi

The National Museum in New Delhi, also known as the National Museum of India, is one of the largest museums in India. Established in 1949, it holds a variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It functions under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The museum is situated on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road. The blue–print of the National Museum had been prepared by the Gwyer Committee set up by the Government of India in 1946. The museum has around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years.

It also houses the National Museum Institute of History of Arts, Conservation and Museology on the first floor which was established in 1983 and now is a Deemed University since 1989, and runs Masters and Doctoral level courses in History of Art, Conservation and Museology.

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