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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nehru Children’s Museum, Kolkata - 89

Guys, this museum has on display puppets depicting the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, dolls wearing national costumes from different countries, miniature working models of railway crossings and an elementary science gallery.

Nehru Children's Museum lies down in the midst of hustle and bustle of Chowringhee Road. It was constructed in 1972 as an expression of esteem to India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The chief aim of this museum was to contribute education to children through casual means and make the mode of learning more visual for the children. It also aims at disseminating knowingness to help people battle superstition and social evils.

The museum, which is spread over 4 floors, is a world of cherish for children. It helps children to travel to the world of epics (a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds), the world of science and to the world of imagination. According to the statistics, till the mid 2001, more than 90 million adults and 1 million under-privileged (the adults who are lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society) children have stepped inside this treasure world.

You can visit here on following schedule :

1. Wednesday to Sunday - 11.00 am to 07.00 pm
2. Tuesday – 02.00 pm to 07.00 pm.

This museum closed on Mondays.

Entry Fee: Rs. 2/- for Children, Rs. 5/- for Adults

Address: 94/1, J.L. Nehru, Kolkata – 700 020
Tel.: 2233517
Fax: 440-3890

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