The Dolls Museum, situated near Pragati Maidan, is the perfect place for the entertainment of children. It displays a huge collection of almost 6000 dolls collected from as many as 85 countries. Almost one third of the collection of the Delhi Doll Museum is assembled from different parts of the country. The dolls are even dressed up in the traditional costumes of the country or the area to which they belong. The museum is divided into two parts, each consisting of wall mounted glass cases, approximately 1,000 ft long.
In one segment are exhibited dolls from European countries, the UK,
USA, Australia, New Zealand, etc. The other segment is dedicated to
dolls from the countries of Asia, Middle East, Africa, etc. Shankar's
International Dolls of Museum Delhi also comprises of a workshop and a
Doll Designing Centre. Along with viewing, you can also buy dolls from
this museum. Dolls Museum of Delhi facilitates cultural exchanges.
Since, the dolls are displayed in their traditional attire, with
conventional costumes, jewelry, etc, they tend to represent the true
culture of their country/ area.