A museum is a place where antique things and art Murrells are preserved for the public to be seen. A visit a museum imparts us knowledge about the civilization of the past.

I was fortunate enough t have a chance to visit National History museum in Delhi. It is housed in a huge building, divided into various sections. Each section has different exhibits.

In the arms section are displayed old swords, spikes, daggers, helmets, bows and arrows and other weapons of war. There is a mode of battle scene in a glass cage.

The adjoining room has articles of household use, dug up from the old historical sites. They give a picture of the domestic life of the ancient people. There are pots and pans, silver ornaments, bangles, footwear’s, clothes and musical instruments of various kinds. In the sculpture section are the life-size status of Gautam Buddha and idols of gods and goddesses.

Yet another section has a large number of paintings. These are paintings of court scenes, horses races, fights of wild animals and dances. The paintings of the Mughal period are wonderful specimens of art.

One section has models of irrigation schemes, dams and hydroelectric projects. There are records of the achievements made by Indian states after independence. They show how our country has been marching ahead towards progress and prosperity.