New Delhi,The new Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum will open for public viewing from August 1, 2014 (Friday).
The Museum will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 0900 hrs. to 1600 hrs. except on Gazetted Holidays.
Entry and exit for visitors will be through Gate No. 30 on Mother Teresa Crescent Road. Visits can be booked on-line at the website www.presidentofindia.nic.in. Contact details of the Visitors’ Management Cell are 011-23013287, 23015321 Extn. 4662, Fax No. 011-23015246 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org for any further assistance which may be required. Visits to the Museum will be completely free from August 1, 2014 to October 30, 2014. From November 1, 2014, there will be nominal registration charges of Rs. 25/- per head (Children below the age of 12 years will be exempt from these charges). Visitors in group of 30 persons will be charged Rs. 600/- lump sum per visit. Visitors in a groups more than 30 persons will be charged Rs. 600/- for 30 visitors and Rs. 25/- per visitor for additional persons.
These charges are meant to enable Rashtrapati Bhavan maintain and improve services to public. The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum is established in an erstwhile stable of the Rashtrapati Bhavan which housed horses and ceremonial coaches. It is a story telling Museum which will narrate the story of the Rashtrapati Bhavan using sound-light-video animations. It has a simulated battlefield with arms mounted on warriors, examples of furniture designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for the Viceroy’s residence, ceremonial coaches, photographs and memorabilia of the President’s Body Guard, paintings of the 19th Century, sketches and gifts received by successive Presidents from national and foreign dignitaries etc.