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Shankar's International Dolls Museum

Shankar's International Dolls Museum Tours and Activities

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Equal parts kitschy and cute, Shankar’s International Dolls Museum was founded by political cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai to house one of the largest collections of dolls anywhere on the planet. Shankar received a single doll as a gift from the Hungarian Ambassador during the early 1950s and quickly developed a fascination. He began collecting them on his frequent trips abroad until his collection numbered more than 500.

When the museum was opened in 1965, the collection had grown to about 1,000, and another 5,000 were gifted over the next two decades. Today the colorful museum, located within the Children’s Book Trust, displays more than 6,500 dolls from 85 different countries — everything from Spanish flamenco dancers to Japanese geishas. The India exhibit — a highlight of the museum — has 500 dolls dressed in traditional costumes from around India.

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Open Tues-Sun 10am-6pm
4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, India
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Custom Private Delhi Sightseeing Trip with Optional Guided Trip

Custom Private Delhi Sightseeing Trip with Optional Guided Trip

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Experience New Delhi - with Private Car Driver with Air conditioned Car Option for all at your Disposal for 8 Hours For City Sightseeing. This is Private Car Driver facility for New Delhi City Sightseeing
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.07
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Private Day Tour of Delhi's Quirky Museums

Private Day Tour of Delhi's Quirky Museums

Take a walk on the ‘weird’ side during this 7-hour private exploration of Delhi’s most eccentric museums. Discover unusual collections of dolls, toilets, vintage trains, and much more. You’ll even get to learn more about India’s handicraft artisans. All transport during the trip, plus entrance fees, will be covered.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Visit to Rail Museum or Dolls Museum with India Gate (private hotel transfers)

Visit to Rail Museum or Dolls Museum with India Gate (private hotel transfers)

If you are looking for a perfect tour for your kids, look no further! Half-day India Gate & self-guided museum tour in Delhi. Visit the expansive lawns surrounding India Gate war memorial. The lawns are ideal for playing and spending some time. Later head to the Rail Museum or Doll museum (or both, as per options selected). Children and adults alike will admire the real life rail locomotives, scale models and working dioramas that are spread aver 10 acres at the National Rail Museum. Shankar's International Dolls Museum is a microcosm of cultures from India and around the world - with over 6000 dolls from 85 countries on display. Enjoy private air-conditioned transport with a professional, English-speaking driver, Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus entrance fees included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$29.34
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Private Day Tour of Delhi's Unusual Museums with Lunch

Private Day Tour of Delhi's Unusual Museums with Lunch

Focus on Delhi's most unusual museums during this private tour with a dedicated guide. See collections of handicraft items, toilets, dolls, and vintage trains, learning about the history of each through guided commentary. Travel via several modes of transportation, such as the local metro, cycle rickshaw, and tuk-tuk, which allows you to understand how locals move around the city through firsthand experience.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$176.00
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Private Day Tour of Delhi's Unusual Museums

Private Day Tour of Delhi's Unusual Museums

To get off Delhi's main tourist circuit and experience some of its quirkier attractions, join this private tour of the city's more unusual museums. Whatever your interests, you'll find something to satisfy them at museums focusing on everything from dolls and trains to toilets. It would be a challenge to find these lesser-known places on your own, but this tour makes getting off the beaten path easy.
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  • 7 hours
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$137.00
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Delhi 5 Museum Tour on Private Basis with Entrance Fees

Delhi 5 Museum Tour on Private Basis with Entrance Fees

In this Tour we will visit Delhi Famous Five Museums. In this tour you will see the Indian History and Indian Culture. We will include world famous Delhi situated below Museum... 1. National Museum 2. National Handicraft Museum 3. National Rail Museum 4. International Doll Museum 5. National Science Museum
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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What are Shankar's International Dolls Museum hours of operation?
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Shankar's International Dolls Museum hours of operation: Open Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shankar's International Dolls Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Shankar's International Dolls Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shankar's International Dolls Museum costs USD 29.34. Guided Shankar's International Dolls Museum tours start around USD 29.34 per person.
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