Jawahar Toy Museum
Museum / Gallery
#12 of 29 Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Distance (From Pondicherry Bus Station): 2.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: 50 M From Gandhi Statue
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 2.5 km from Pondicherry Bus Station, The Jawahar Toy Museum is situated close to the Old Light House on Goubert Avenue near Gandhi Maidan in Pondicherry.
Jawahar Toy Museum is one of the popular museums carrying an exclusive display of a wide variety of toys. The museum has a collection of 120 dolls that are carefully labeled and dressed in beautiful costumes. These dolls and toys have been collected from several states in the country and are seen wearing the traditional dresses of that particular region. The rare collection of toys and decorated dolls represent the culture of different parts of the country. The museum is a must visit place for children.
Jawahar Toy Museum is one of the rarest toy museums in the country. The best collection includes dolls from Punjab, Bengal, Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Assam, Kashmir and southern states. Through art and display, the Museum educates people about the importance of dolls and toys in Indian culture.
The museum also has a section which displays a fairyland with the puppet doll of the Lord Ganesha. It is one of the best places to have fun and learning session for children.
Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM. Closed on Mondays and National holidays.