Parliament museum is a museum in the Parliament of India Library Building in New Delhi, close to the Sansad Bhavan.
Be assured, there is no need for online booking here, so you’ll have to roll up your sleeves and buy the tickets from the venue itself (it’s only Rs.10, so no big deal). And don’t forget your ID proof, even the kiddos need one. Oh, and leave your cellphones, earplugs, and pendrives at home, or at least in the cloakroom, because they’re not allowed inside.
The museum is located right opposite the Gurudwara Rakabganj, which is pretty central and easy to find. You’ll be part of a group and escorted by an official, which is great, but just a heads up – the group might be a little too big, like 45 people big. And if 39 of those people are from a college and their faculty, well, let’s just say it might be hard to hear the escort’s tales.
The complex is beautiful and serene, and heavily guarded, so you can be sure your stuff is safe. The museum itself isn’t very large, but it’s packed with information and exhibits about the Parliament and Constitution process.
Some of the audio narrations weren’t working, but it’s all good, you can just read the signs.
The highlight of the trip for will be a replica of the Assembly on 14-15 Aug 1947. The life-size figures of Pt Nehru, BR Ambedkar, and others looked so real, like they were about to start talking any moment. And the “tryst with destiny” speech is the actual one from Independence Eve, and it’s quite interesting.
There was a souvenir shop with limited things. The museum is open only from Tuesday-Saturday and closed on all public holidays.