Get ready to walk down the memory lane of the election process of India’s democracy - the largest of its kind in the world. Election Museum in Delhi is a great place to learn and to know about the Indian electoral legacy through its well-preserved exhibitions. Established on 18th October 2016 with an aim to create a learning place to commemorate India’s rich electoral legacy, Election Museum is located in the vicinity of Chief Electoral Officer’s office. Being one of its kind in India, Election Museum is touted as one of the best places of tourist interest in Delhi. In total, there are four sections - library, audio-visual room, photo gallery, and electoral management section that together boasts a rare and finest collection of more than 200 archived photographs, maps, artefacts, and references in order to showcase the electoral journey of the country to visitors. The first section - Library, houses a great assortment of books on the election and its procedure. These books are available in both English and Hindi literature for both staff and visitors.
Second, the Audio Video exhibition is one of the prime attractions of the museum. It displays an archival documentary - “The Great Experiment” that covers the first general election (1952) of Independent India. On the display, the section also includes metal ballot boxes which were used in 1952 during the time of the first general elections in India; the ones used in 1996 are also included in the exhibition. This section also showcases the vast transformation of Indian election process through an exhibition of ballot boxes, Electronic Voting Machines and Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT). Next, the Electoral Management Section exhibits information on every aspect of election procedure. However, the prime attraction of this section is an electoral poll (1923) from the pre-independence election. Apart from this, a specially dedicated section on Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of democracy has been put up on display in this enticing museum in Delhi. From its inception, this museum is serving as an important knowledge centre, especially for kids who wish to enhance their learning through a visit to Election Museum.
Major Highlights of the Museum
- Old Ballot Boxes
- Electronic Voting Machines
- Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail
- Documentary movie on the first general election of India
- Old Photographs
- Artefacts, and more
Monday to Friday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday are closed.
Old St. Stephen's College Building, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi - 110006
How to Reach
Kashmiri Gate is the nearest metro station from Election Museum that lies on the Red, Violet, and Yellow line. From the station, the museum is located at a distance of around 2.3 km.