Gain a deeper understanding of the age-old community, history, and tradition of Tibet and glimpse a marvelous assortment of relics and artifacts in the Tibet House Museum located in New Delhi. Established by His Holiness Dalai Lama, the Tibet House is the premier destination for taking a peek into the Tibetan and Buddhist culture along with obtaining some rare and beautiful Tibetan souvenirs.
Timing: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (Saturday Sunday closed)
Location: Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Entry Fees: Rs 10
Keeping the essence of Tibetan culture intact and nourishing its identity in many forms is the Tibet House Museum in New Delhi. Being a major part of the Tibet House established by His Holiness Dalai Lama in the year 1965, the Tibet Museum demonstrates the history, culture, art, legacy, and traditional aspects of Tibet. To honor their culture and to protect its heritage, several Tibetan refugees offered varied types of relics and artifacts to His Holiness Dalai Lama as a token of love and appreciation which are now housed in the panels of the museum. Among other exhibits in the museum, some of them are offered as gifts to the Dalai Lama by the people of the Tibetan Community taking place in India.
The main aim behind establishing the museum is to create a harmonious confluence of the past and present of the Tibetan culture and showcase its rich lineage to the general public who are keen on gaining a deeper insight into it. Numerous travelers from around the world come to visit the museum to know the chronology, art, and culture of Tibet along with getting enlightened by the guiding principles of His Holiness Dalai Lama. The Tibet House Museum is inoculated with invaluable like Copper statues, gilded bronze, sandalwood, paintings, figurines of Lord Buddha, wooden sculptures adorned with vibrant colors, Tibetan ritual objects, ancient carpets, household accessories, and much more.
The Tibet House is a five-story structure that includes the Tibet museum along with a library and Resource Centre. The Library shelves over 1500 books in English, 3000 Tibetan books, and manuscripts that narrate the sagas of the culture of Tibet and Buddhism. All these books and manuscripts are read by the researchers, readers, and scholars to discern this culture and to know the influence the Tibetans had from that time till now. The visitors are also welcome to the shows and seminars hosted by the museum on music, folk dance, lectures on Padmapani, and the ancient dharma text along with numerous workshops that are conducted here based on the involvement of the people who often visit the museum.