The International Dolls Museum in Chandigarh was built in 1985 with a collaborative effort of the Chandigarh administration and the Rotary club. Initially made as an idea of a play zone for kids this museum soon gained an international audience due to its variety display of dolls from around the world. This appeal to an international audience makes it a one of its kind museum in Chandigarh.
The international dolls museum has a wide range of dolls on display from around the world including, Denmark, Netherlands, Korea, Germany, Russia, and Spain. Apart from all these dolls from all over the world the museum also displays Indian cultural models from different cities. It also displays models from folk and fantasy tales like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Snow-white, and Aladdin.
Why visit the International Dolls Museum?
The museum when started was just meant to be for kids but soon with more traditional and fantasy elements it drew the eye of adults. So, if you are a kid or an adult with the heart of a kid you will be fulfilled when visiting the museum.
Some elements of the museum that will surely catch your eye when making a list of places to visit are:
- Kids being mesmerized when visiting the museum. They get to see dolls from around the world with specific descriptions. This is not only a part of their playing schedule but it also helps kids learn about different cultures through these models.
- Dolls specific to different states of India display the cultural variations within the country. It is not only the most beautiful experience to have but is knowledgeable to both kids & adults.
- The mythological depictions of Indian culture including models from the Ramayana and Mahabharata period are very interesting to international visitors. They get to understand the pillars of Indian culture through these lifelike models.
- The dolls from over 25 different countries make it one of the few museums in the country that bonds the Indian & international cultures.
Timings & Ticket Price
The timings of the museums are 10:00 am – 4:30 pm and it is closed on every Mondays.
The fare is very nominal Free for the Childrens, Rs. 20 for Adults. Camera fee is Rs. 20 (only still photography is allowed). It is open from Tuesday to Sunday.