Visit the National Philatelic Museum and recollect the old days when communicating with a distant relative or friend required stamps on the postcard. Housing a plethora of century-old stamps in its gallery, the National Philatelic Museum is a must-visit place for visitors of all ages.
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm (All days)
Location: Sansad Marg Road
Entry Fees: Free
Celebrating the history and journey of the postal service in India and from around the world, the National Philatelic Museum in New Delhi houses an archive of stamps gathered from India and from around the world as well and is presented systematically. Established in 2011 and run by the Department of Post, the museum aims to preserve the traditional and significant way of communicating in the past, before the computers and internet raged the world. The museum also aims to track the political and socio-economic growth of different economies and houses a limited-issue assortment that covers historical events such as landmark political events, birth and death anniversaries, and much more.
The museum is a dream come true for a person with a stamp collection hobby and has in its premise an exhaustive number of stamps which includes the first-ever stamp issued in India by the Sindh Dak in 1854. The panels in the museum also adorn the stamps administered by the kings of the princely states before independence. One of the most visited museums in New Delhi, this place has also been a hit amongst the youth as well who want to reminisce or experience the traditional process of sending a post. The exhibits in the museum disclose the history of the Indian Post and it traces the progression of the postal service over the decades.
In today's time, many of the old postal services have been terminated by the Indian Post such as Money Order and Telegram, however, many people still visit the place to get a peek at these old conventions and means of communication. Visitors can also buy distinct stamps that are exclusively generated by the Indian Post. The National Philatelic Museum is a must-visit place for all those people who have used the Indian Post or to educate the young generation about the old customs of postal stamps.