Things to do in Delhi with Kids- National Rail Museum

My childhood visits to Delhi meant a day well-spent at Appu Ghar water-park. At best we did the rounds of the Rose Garden and the Qutub Minar (have been to the top of it, which is out-of-bounds for visitors now). But now that I am a mother of two who have luckily a Delhite for their father, I am seeing a whole new Delhi through my kids’ eyes and experiences. There are so many things to do in Delhi with kids that having an in-house guide was a bliss! This weekend in Delhi we came close to riding the royal salons at the National Rail Museum and had a bite of Indian culture at Karims, Nizamuddin.

First for the National Rail Museum, Delhi
Bang in the heart of Delhi, in-between the embassies lies this small little piece of heritage. Not in the best shape now as it is in the process of an overhaul, it was still a great experience for our twins and their cousins. The place was buzzing with school kids, college groups and families out for their weekend activities with kids.

The fee: Well it is almost free with tickets for just Rs. 20 for adults and Rs 10 for kids between 3-12yrs. They charge you another 10-15 Rs for the toy-train ride available inside. It will top my list for things to do in Delhi with kids, on a shoe-string budget.

Closed: Monday

Wheel Chair and Pram-friendly: Yes! And that is rare in India. Even some hotels, shopping malls and other public areas forget to account for this.

The Toy-train ride – Although the train looks little old, with its starting-whistle the child inside you takes the front seat on the fun train.

The Park Gym – It was a fairly hot day, as the winters have only greeted the early-mornings and late-nights in Delhi, yet. But these curiosity-generating swings and slides got us moving. The see-saw was a rather interesting version of the normal one. Another check for things to do in Delhi with kids.

Heritage Rail Cars on display: They had a really old, all wooden bogie (almost falling apart though) on display. What captured my imagination was the one that belonged to a royal family and had golden ornate carvings in the inside. 

The miniature model and its tracks: Well this is what is in the offing. But its tracks, bridges and even tunnels were almost ready and we even got a peek-a-boo of the train itself. The museum staff ensured us that in 3 months the museum will be on the international list of things to do in Delhi with kids.

Food: Well I am not sure whether we missed any canteen in the campus, but they sure have a snack counter where you can buy drink and chips and biscuits. Oh and the water is the authentic ‘Rail Pani’ brand of bottled water, straight from the Indian Railways Kitchen car! And we were anyways headed for Karims, Nizamuddin for food, so we saved our appetite.

Honestly after the wonderful day we had spent in August at Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon, today seemed slow and old. But while heading home, three blissfully sleepy tots and a happy 10-year-old assured us that it was a day well-spent and that the evening was going to be well slept!

Comments (16)

Marlie Posted on Jul 21, 2018

Enignhteilng the world, one helpful article at a time.


Prerna Sinha Posted on Nov 05, 2017

National rail Museum, seems interesting! Will surely take my kids here ⚡️


Judy Morris Posted on Nov 05, 2017

I have to plan this soon with my son. It looks so engaging & knowledgeable for him.


Snehal Boricha Posted on Nov 04, 2017

This place is so cool and fun for the kids!


Gunika Posted on Nov 04, 2017

That\'s a very informative read... honestly I never knew few of them...time to explore now


Deepika Verma Posted on Nov 04, 2017

In spite of being born and brought up in Delhi I did not know all these places


Minakshi Bajpai Posted on Nov 04, 2017

You know i was looking for something like this in Delhi that keeps kids busy for full day. Rail Museam sounds very exciting and they would love to explore toy train. Would visit soon.


Khushboo Posted on Nov 04, 2017

That\'s a good place for kids to enjoy and learn..


Nisha Malik Posted on Nov 04, 2017

This looks fun. Kids would defiylove it. Would like to visit it with my son..


Amreen Shaikh Posted on Nov 04, 2017

Wow! That is so informative and loved the images. Nice article :)


Shubhada Bhide Posted on Nov 04, 2017

Glad you shared these things to do in Delhi with kids. I am planning to visit Delhi this coming December. I am sure that my kids enjoy out travel visit there in Delhi


Priyanka Patwari Posted on Nov 04, 2017

wow such a good place with the cheapest entry fee.. I think u had a awesome time there


Ruchi Verma Posted on Nov 04, 2017

Oh this is like great time for delhi visit with kids much to do and explore.


Jhilmil Posted on Nov 03, 2017

Oh, my son loved Rail museum so so much. In last 3 months we have visited it twice and it was great fun.


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