Nehru Museum and Planetorium is situated on the Teen Murti Marg in the New Delhi. Once the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the British forces, Teen Murti House was converted into the official residence of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, after independence. For 16 years, till his death in the year 1964, this building served as his official home. After the sad demise of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, it was converted into a museum and a library, dedicated to Panditji.
Delhi Nehru Museum & Planetorium uses visual media to portray the
life and works Jawaharlal Nehru, even his Kashmiri lineage. Also on
display are several photographs of the erstwhile Prime Minister, along
with the Bharat Ratna medal awarded to him in 1955. There is a Gifts
Gallery in the museum that showcases some of the priceless gifts that
Nehru received during his engagements in India as well as abroad.
Another one of the major attractions of the Museum and Planetarium of
Nehru in New Delhi is the Jawahar Jyoti.
Jawahar Jyoti is an eternal flame that keeps burning day and night in
remembrance of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The front lawn of the museum
houses a massive granite rock inscribed with short extracts from the
destiny speech delivered by Nehru in the midnight session of the Indian
Constituent Assembly. The Nehru library boasts of books on religion,
culture, sociology, economics, politics and development in India. Also
included in the collection are pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals,
research material, rare journals, etc.
There is also an admirable collection of manuscripts, consisting of
institutional records and papers and correspondence of individuals, both
in the museum as well as the library. On the formal grounds of the Teen
Murti House is situated the Nehru Planetarium. Here, you will get to
know about the Space Program of India, the Universe and even the Capsule
that took Rakesh Sharma to space. Also, astronomy shows are daily
organized at this planetarium, with special programs for school