Witness the traditional form of craft and art of India in the Sanskriti Kendra Terracotta and Metal Museums located in New Delhi. Housing a vibrant range of terracotta figures and sculptures created by craftsmen of distinct tribal areas, the Sanskriti Kendra Terracotta and Metal Museums are home to the beautiful and colorful creations of our talented artists.
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)
Location: Arjungarh, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Entry Fees: Free
Crammed with various kinds of museums to educate and fascinate the public, the capital city of New Delhi is a traveler's delight with everything from architecture, food, nightlife, and museums to woo your imagination and insight. Amongst the plethora of museums and art galleries that the city boasts of, Sanskriti Kendra Terracotta and Metal Museum are one of the must-visit places to witness and applaud the splendid craftsmanship of the Indian artisans and craftsmen. The Sanskriti Kendra museum complex houses three museums in its premises - the Museum of 'Everyday Art', the Museum of Indian Terracotta (tribal art), and the Textile Museum.
The Sanskriti Kendra Terracotta and Metal Museums are located within the artist village complex in Anandgram, New Delhi, on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road. It was established by OP Jain in 1979 under the administration of a non-profit organization for promoting culture and arts in New Delhi- 'Sanskriti Foundation' and showcases exclusive terracotta sculptures and statuettes. These terracotta figurines have been gathered from different tribal districts of India and are displayed in the setting of the respective tribal arts. The exhibited terracotta and metal sculptures and figurines have been crafted to perfection by the Indian craftsmen which reveal distinct styles of mastery and traditions of varied tribal groups in the country.
The Museum also houses well-documented presentations of terracotta crafts to offer deeper insight to the visitors about our traditional art and craft. There are over 150 terracotta articles on display and an independent segment assigned to the history of terracotta art in India. All the illustrations in the museum are backed by pictures and documents which helps the visitors get a deeper perception of the art form. The craftsmen are offered residential establishments and their own working space where you are welcome to admire their skills while they work. A great place to delve into the fascinating and impressive art and cultural tradition of India that often gets neglected, the Sanskriti Kendra Terracotta and Metal Museums is a one-stop destination for the artist in you.