Archaeological Museum of Delhi is located in the Mumtaz Mahal (palace) of the Red Fort. The main reason behind the establishment of the museum was to gather all the items reminiscent of the history of the city, left unknown, under one roof. Archaeological Museum includes the excavated objects belonging to the Maurya, Kushana, Sunga, Rajput and the Muslim period.
Archaeological Survey of India accepted excavations at the Purana Quila in 1955 and then again, from 1969 to 1973. The excavations came up with items such as pottery, coins, antiquities, jewelry, rock edicts, seals, remnants of old buildings and palaces, etc. One can also find fine arts, costumes, maps, calligraphic works, manuscripts and weapons displayed within the Archaeological Museum of Delhi. This museum includes a number of sections. The collection on display is primarily the excavated articles, symbolized by the Painted Grey Ware. Even though small, the museum is a treasure trove, showcasing antiques from dissimilar eras.
Other attractions of the Archaeological Museum of Red Fort comprises of crafted swords, chess sets, embroidered textiles, hookahs, decorative blue tiles, paintings, etc. The museum also dishes up as a venue for workshops and seminars, held by the idea of making the tourists a little-known with the history of the city. So, if you are engrossed in knowing the cultural and historical heritage of the capital city of India, the Archaeological Museum is your most excellent bet.
How to reach?
Nearest metro station is Chandni chowk on yellow line of Delhi metro, you have to walk for about 20 minutes to reach the Fort complex.
Entry to the museum is nominal i.e. Rs 5 for Indians and Rs 100 for foreigners.
It remains closed on Fridays and government holidays. On other days, it remains to unlock from 9 am to 5 pm.