This museum is one of the unique museums in India. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum is small but a well-maintained museum. The museum consists the variety of dolls from all around the world. Japanese, African dolls collection is awesome.
If you are the one who loves to see antique stuff full of creativity then this is the place for you. you can visit this place with anyone whether they are your parents, kids or with your friends. The thing which is for sure that, you all will enjoy this place equally.
Exquisite place to be. It transports you into the different dimension when you try to read color, features, and dresses of dolls. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum teaches you everything about people from different parts of the world…You only need to have an eye for details described in these dolls.
Location: Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
Shankar’s International Dolls Museum in short commonly known as dolls museum is a is a large collection of dolls in Delhi, India. It was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. Housed in the Children’s Book Trust building on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, accessed through a separate entrance, a winding staircase, leading up to a foyer.
Dolls Museum is one of the most renowned museums in New Delhi which has a huge collection of dolls from across the globe. The renowned political cartoonist, K. Shankar Pillai (1902–1989) founded this museum in 1965 with thousand dolls.
Did you know that Shankar Pillai was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award by Government of India in 1976.
Today the volume of the doll has increased to 6,500 exhibits from almost 85 countries, adding to its international character. Entry only Rs.50/-(adult) and 10/-(children).Monday the museum is closed. ITO is the nearest metro station. Photography prohibited inside the museum.