National Philatelic Museum

Philately is the study and collection of postage stamps that is having several enthusiasts all over the world. It is also very famous in India having many philately groups that are active in several areas of India. Delhi’s National Philatelic Museum is a very unique initiative that is taken by the Government of India’s postal service to introduce the rich postal heritage of India and also to promote the interesting hobby of making groups amongst the kids and adults.

In 2011, the inauguration of the National Philatelic Museum took place in order to promote the interest of people in philately and to also provide common platform for the enthusiast for philately from India in order to interact with each other. The museum is situated near Connaught Place on Sansad Marg and it is easily accessible taking any public transport. This museum is Dak Bhavan building’s part and it is located in the building’s basement.

Rarest of Stamps

An extensive stamps’ collection is showcased by the museum, taking back to the times of the 1st time issued in the country which is amongst the rarest stamps. It is seen there along with some rare stamps that were issued before India’s independence by India’s Princely state. There are many thematic stamps like on armed forces and transportation, science & technology, important public people, flora, wildlife etc.

Along with this, it is also having stamps from all over the world. Army Postal service & India Security Press, Nashik is a special stamp in the museum. It is an amazing experience for all philatelists to have a look at such priceless and rare postage stamps.

Facilities

The museum is all equipped with the amphitheatre for the purpose of organising events in order to encourage philately. There is a reference library as well having many journals, literature and books on philately. It is available at minimal cost exchange and a person has to get registered for membership.

The postage department has also set up a corner of an artist that displays process and the techniques of designing stamps. The corner has a plan in coming future to invite the artists from all over the world for the purpose of live demonstrations related to designing the postage stamps. There is an outlet in the museum for the philatelists who are interested in purchasing the Indian stamp’s special edition.

Visitor Information

This museum is open for weekdays for the public except weekends and there is no charge or fee for entry. It even permits the requests of school groups on Saturdays. The national philatelic museum’s timings are 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

Location

Dak Bhavan, Sardar Patel Chowk, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-01, Sardar Patel Marg
Nearest metro station – Patel chowk

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