National Philatelic Museum Delhi

National Philatelic Museum

"National Philatelic Museum A Place Worth Exploring in Delhi"


Only a true philatelist (stamp collector) can find out the existence of the National Philatelic Museum in New Delhi!

If you want to understand as well as appreciate the contents kept in that little space, you must have a philatelist’s eyes. The location of the National Philatelic Museum in the heart of Delhi makes it a place worth exploring.

Situated in the complex of Dak Bhawan on Sansad Marg, the museum is open on all days of the week without an entry fees. It doesn't matter whether or not you're a stamp lover, the place is worth to visit.

It was established in 2011 to promote interest in philately. It also provides a common platform to stamp collectors to interact with each other.

Post renovation, there have been added some more features that make it worth engaging.

The elements that it has:

  • A Neat Attractive Display
  • A Sale Counter of Stamp Related Merchandise
  • Recreation of a Few Stamps on Tiles
  • Amphitheatre
  • My Stamp Counter

The above elements make it able to reach out a wider section of audience becoming more evident.

The “My Stamp Counter” helps you get a sheet of personalised stamps for just Rs 300.

Display of Rarest Stamps: The Museum showcases a vast collection of stamps. Mostly ceremonial, it displays every stamp before independence onwards.

There are two sections- Thematic and Chronological.

Thematic Section: The thematic section showcases stamps based on themes. It houses 'Brides of India' stamps, having images of brides from every corner of India- Bengali bride, Rajasthani bride, and more. There is an exhaustive range in this section and covers each and every walk of our lives including cinema, art, music, power, railways, energy, aviation, heritage and more.

Chronological Section:This section includes stamps 1947 to date. It tells the narrative tale of India's journey post Independence. There you'll find a stamp on India's first Mt. Everest expedition to the first man on the moon, 100 years of telephone service and so on. The Department of Philately houses many artists on board who are involved in designing these stamps.

Stamps on Great Personalities: Here in the museum you'll find some great stamps on famous personalities across India. There are stamps on Sister Nivedita, Nicholas Roerich, Thakkar Bappa, Marie Curie, Saint Kabir, Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’, Meera, Tulsidas, and so on.
But Mahatma Gandhi is the one personality with maximum number of stamps.

There is one specific stamp showing Gandhi being thrown out of the train at Maritzburg Railway Station. This stamp was issues in 2007.

There is a stamp celebrating the centenary of electric light bulb pays tribute to its inventor Thomas Alva Adison by just showcasing an earlier and modern bulb.

Other fine specimens of stamps include a graphic stamp of Indian wildlife, tea,  first day features with cancellations on white winged wood duck, Bal Diwas stamps, and sheetlets (a set of 12 stamps) on Gita Govinda among others.

To attract kid folks, sceneries or graphics showcased on some stamps are made through dioramas. In fact, a corner has been renovated a jungle scene from the famous Panchtantra series with stuffed toys, animals, etc. It adds to the interactive quotient of the National Philatelic Museum, New Delhi.

Where: Dak Bhavan, Sardar Patel Chowk, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-01
Timings: 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM on every day except Saturdays and Sundays
Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk Metro Station
Contact Number: +91 11 2303 6447, +91 11 2303 6727
Entry Price: Free

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National Philatelic Museum
Dak Bhavan, Sardar Patel Chowk, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-01
Near by Metro

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