For all the postal fans out there, who love collecting postage stamps and souvenirs, National Philatelic Museum is your own personal paradise. Located in the Dak Bhawan, Sardar Patel Chowk, the museum boasts some of the oldest and unique stamps in India.
Indian Post has been a pillar of the way we used to communicate. Before computers, the internet and mobile phones came into existence, the post was the only way to communicate with far living relatives. Each one of us has sent a post at some point in time, although the number of such people is declining rapidly. To ensure that we remember the old practice, Indian Post opened the museum in Delhi. Reopened in 2011, the museum has served a place to reminisce our century-old traditions. The collection of stamps includes the first postage stamp that was used in the year 1854. One of the most visited museums in Delhi, National Philatelic Museum has also been hit amongst the youth who seek to experience the tradition of sending a post. In the museum, exhibits include the history of the Indian Post and it traces the evolution of the service over a period of one and a half century.
Today, Indian Post has terminated most of its old services like Telegram and Money Order but visitors here can get a glimpse of these old traditions. Visitors can also buy unique stamps that are exclusively developed by Indian Post. National Philatelic Museum is a must visit place for all those people who have used the century-old Indian Post.
Major Highlights of the Museum
- Unique Postal Stamps collection
- Display of old stamps some dating back to 19th century
- History and transition of Indian Post
- Souvenir shops
Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm
No Entry Fee
Dak Bhavan, Sardar Patel Chowk, Sansad Marg, New Delhi.
How to Reach
The nearest metro station is Patel Chowk metro station (Yellow Line). You can interchange for Yellow Line at Rajiv Chowk (Blue Line), Kashmiri Gate (Red Line) and Central Secretariat (Violet Line)