National Rail Museum: The Odyssey of Cheapest Medium of Travel and Transportation

The National Rail Museum in New Delhi is top tourist attractions among national and international travelers. Visit here, go for a joy ride and learn about the cheapest medium of transport and travel. See here in virtual 3D reality different models of railways, old the new and upcoming.

The National Rail Museum in New Delhi offers you joy ride in a different type of trains. Here you will experience the rich Railway Heritage of India. Spread over 11 acres of land area in Chanakyapuri locality the museum performs both indoor and outdoor activities. You can take a joy ride in a toy train around Rail Museum. The museum is closed on Mondays and National Holidays. The Indoor Gallery gives you glimpses from the History of Railways in India. Here you can see models of different types of rail engines. Also, you can shop for Toy Trains. Children will love to have a train like Toys in their kitty.

The main exhibits of the National Rail Museum in New Delhi are:

Patiala State Monorail Trainways
Fairy Queen
Saloon of Prince of Wales
Saloon of Maharaja of Indore
Saloon of Maharaja of Mysore
Electric locomotive 4502 Sir Leslie Wilson
Electric locomotive Sir Roger Lumley

The National Rail Museum strives hard to entertain visitors and hence offers rides on different types of Simulator Trains.

A. 1:8 scale toy train: You can enjoy this ride on Wednesday and Friday between 2PM to 3PM.
Ticket charges Rs 100 per head per ride.

B. Diesel Simulator: You can enjoy this ride on Tuesday between 11.30AM to 1.30PM
Ticket Charges: Rs. 150 per head per ride.

C. Steam Simulator: You can enjoy this ride on Thursday between 11.30AM to 1.30PM.
Ticket Charges: Rs. 100 per head per ride.

Coach Simulator: You can enjoy this ride on Sunday between 11.30AM to 1.30PM
Ticket Charges: Rs. 200 per head per ride.

Travel Tips

Best time to visit New Delhi is from October to March months. During these months temperature in Delhi stays from medium to low. You will love outdoor activities at National Rail Museum especially in December / January months when the sky is partially cloudy. It will be like Sun Bath experience while on a rail ride. If you are coming with children, I am sure they will love riding in the toy train. The old and new models of trains will surely add to learning. Both children and adults will love to shop some toy trains from here for the memory.

If you are looking for budget stay in Delhi Hotels then summer months are great i.e. from April to September. In these months numbers of tourist visitors are low and hotel owners offer a heavy discount for a stay. You can stay in Delhi for a longer period on a budget.

How to Reach

The location of National Rail Museum New Delhi is next to Embassy of Bhutan in Chanakyapuri. From any part of Delhi, you can reach here by a City Bus, Metro Train, Car or Auto Rickshaw or Bike. Parking facility is available for visitors coming in personal vehicles.

New Delhi is well connected via Railway, Air and Road Network. Irrespective of how you are traveling to New Delhi, once you land here chose your preferred mode of transport to reach to National Rail Museum and learn from the Railway Heritage of India.


The National Rail Museum, New Delhi own a maximum number of rail simulators in the world. Go to the Indoor Gallery and experience working with different rail models in virtual 3D Reality. Visitors can also leave feedback and suggest ways to improve the overall experience in future. The Indoor Gallery is highly popular as you can experience here many rail simulators in less time without actually going for a ride.

Must enjoy the outdoor ride in a simulator train and you will thank me later.

Watching in and around National Rail Museum, New Delhi shall take 3-4 hours. From here you can go to Sarojini Nagar Market for shopping etc. Also, this market is great for trying Indian, Mughlai, Afghani, Italian, Spanish, French and American food varieties.

Timings & Season

The National Rail Museum, New Delhi is open every day other than Monday and National Holidays. The show time is from 10AM to 5PM. Visitors are not allowed to enter beyond 4.30 PM.


National Rail Museum
Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021


Mr. Michael Graham Satow and the then President of India Shri VV Giri thought the idea of a Rail Museum in the country way back in 1962. In 1970, the foundation stone of Rail Transport Museum (RTM) was laid by Shri VV Giri at its present site Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. On 1 February 1977, the museum was inaugurated by Shri Kamlapati Tripathi, the then Railway Minister of India.

By 1995, this site developed into a National Rail Museum of the highest standard. The museum is spread over 11 acres of land area. There are 6 Indoor Galleries and a Railway Yard for Rail Simulation. The museum also has a shop to sell toys in the shape of different types of trains. The museum own vast collection of Steam Locomotives build of Iron and Steel as well as wooden coaches.