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Welcome to NMML

Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), a memorial to Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of modern India, is housed in the historic Teen Murti House campus located south of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, the capital city of India.
Designed by Robert Tor Russel and built in 1929-30 as part of Edwin Lutyens' imperial capital, Teen Murti House was the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief in India. In August 1948, after the departure of the last British Commander-in-Chief, Teen Murti House became the official residence of independent India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who lived here for sixteen years until his death on May 27, 1964. Soon thereafter, the Government of India decided that the Teen Murti House should be dedicated to him and house a museum and a library.
On Jawaharlal Nehru's 75th birth anniversary on November 14, 1964 Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, President of India, formally dedicated the Teen Murti House to the nation and inaugurated the Nehru Memorial Museum.
Founded as an autonomous institution, the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), is dedicated to the objective of promoting advanced research on Modern and Contemporary India.
On 1 April 1966, the Government set up the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society to manage the institution, which has today emerged as a place of pilgrimage for the Indian masses on the one hand and as a premier research centre and a forum for intellectual activity on the other.
Initially, the Museum was set up in the eastern wing of the Teen Murti House and the Library in the western wing. With the rapid growth of research material in the Library over the years, there was a pressing need for more space. An exclusive Library building was constructed adjacent to the Teen Murti House and inaugurated by Shri V. V. Giri, President of India, in January 1974.
The steady increase in the volume of research material further necessitated the construction of an Annexe building, which was completed in 1989. The Centre for Contemporary Studies was set up as a new unit of NMML in this building in 1990.
Over the past four decades, the NMML has emerged as a premier institution of research on the Indian history and society of the modern and contemporary period. Endeavouring constantly to maintain and enhance its reputation as a centre of academic excellence, NMML is simultaneously engaged in trying to popularize the ideas and values of Jawaharlal Nehru and the movement for India's independence.
Our institution is an important example of a vibrant and enduring academic culture in India.
Lectures and Seminars, which constitute an important activity of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, are organized regularly and their deliberations are published.
The NMML has enhanced and expanded its academic resources considerably in the recent past. Today, the Library houses not just an exhaustive collection of published material on numerous aspects of modern and contemporary history but also possesses an impressive and diverse archival holding. Regularly updated, expanded and made available for research, these holdings make the NMML a major academic destination for Indian and foreign scholars from diverse disciplines and varied fields of interest.
The General Council and the President and the Vice-President of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society are nominated by the Central Government. Read More

Nehru Museum

The Museum at Teen Murti House has been primarily developed as a personalia museum. Some of the rooms, such as the bedroom, the drawing room and the study have been preserved as they were at the time of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death.
The Museum portrays through visual media the life and work of a heroic individual, who was the leader of India’s struggle for freedom, the architect of modern India, and a passionate champion of world peace. It gives an intimate glimpse of Nehru’s rich and complex personality; the radical nationalist and world statesman; the scholar, idealist and historian; the man of strong family affections, who also bestowed his love on the common people of India. The Museum is not only a place where people come to pay homage to the departed leader; it also tells them of his achievements and highlights the ideals cherished by him.
A massive granite rock put up in the front lawn is inscribed with excerpts from the historic "Tryst with Destiny" speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru in the midnight session of the Indian Constituent Assembly on August 14-15, 1947. Excerpts from the "Will and Testament" have also been inscribed in Hindi and English on two marble tablets which visitors see as they walk up to the main building. The "Will and Testament" is more than a will; it is a moving testimony to his deep love for India and her people.
A series of interlinked exhibitions have been mounted in the Museum which provide a vivid account of the life and work of Jawaharlal Nehru, against the background of the struggle for political freedom in India through contemporary photographs, photocopies of manuscripts, letters, newspapers, periodicals and other documentary materials. Significant events portrayed in the exhibitions are India's response to the West; Revolt of 1857; genesis of the Indian National Congress; Home Rule Movement, emergence of Gandhi; Non-cooperation Movement; Civil Disobedience Movement; demand for Pakistan; Cripps Mission; 'Quit India' Movement; formation of the Indian National Army; Cabinet Mission; events leading to the independence and partition of India in 1947 and the process of framing of the Constitution of India.
Another attraction is the gifts gallery which displays some of the most beautiful gifts received by Nehru during his travels in India and abroad. In addition to the permanent display in the Museum, special exhibitions are arranged periodically to depict different facets of Nehru's life and phases of the Indian national movement.
The old Museum Sales Counter which has been converted into a new Souvenir Shop in the ground floor of Teen Murti House has souvenirs, books, photographs and audio cassettes of the selected speeches of Nehru.
The campus has a protected monument called ‘Kushak Mahal’ which was probably used as a hunting lodge (shikargah) and was built during the reign of Firuz Shah Tughluk (A.D. 1351-88)
The Nehru Museum remains open from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm on all days, except Mondays. Guides are provided free of cost to conduct visitors in groups around the Museum. On an average, more than 10,000 visitors throng these galleries daily to know and experience our struggle for freedom and the making of a resurgent India.
Millions of admiring and grateful countrymen, from all walks of life and different parts of India, international dignitaries and tourists have passed through the legend-filled rooms and corridors of the Nehru Museum at Teen Murti House and its lawns.
It is a matter of pride that the Museum continues to maintain its popularity even after four decades of the passing away of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Library

The NMML also houses a specialized Library which has been designed and developed as a specific research and reference centre on colonial and post-colonial India with its very rich and varied collection of books, journals, photographs and other resource materials on microfilm.
Open to bonafide researchers on payment of a nominal fee, the Library offers valuable opportunities for doing advanced research and reference work on social sciences, with an emphasis on modern Indian history.
Its relevance is augmented by the archives of rare non-official research materials; an Oral History Project to record the reminiscences of the makers of modern India and the NMML's Centre for Contemporary Studies, which awards Fellowships for exploring new areas and issues of research in social sciences. Over the last four decades, scholars on modern and contemporary history have found the institution almost indispensable for carrying out their research.
The Library has succeeded in acquiring the back volumes of several important newspapers and periodicals which are valuable sources for the study of modern India. The Library has a rich collection of material on microfilms and microfiche. It includes more than 18,231 microfilm rolls of private papers, missionary records, newspapers and old and rare journals and 51,322 microfiche plates of research materials. The Reprography Division of the institution has contributed substantially to augment these research resources, which are increasingly drawn upon by scholars.
The holdings of the Library cover a wide range of subjects and aspects related to modern and contemporary history, roughly covering the period from the eighteenth century onwards up to the present times. The collections are enormous and diverse ranging from books, journals, photographs, periodicals, newspapers, private papers and oral history records. Currently, the Library maintains a collection of more than 267 thousand printed books and over 200 thousand photographs related to Jawaharlal Nehru and the Indian freedom movement. Regular purchase of printed material and donations by various individuals and institutions help NMML update and expand the holdings of its Library.
The Library has grouped its holdings of published works about Jawaharlal Nehru and on issues and subjects related to him under the heading 'Nehruana'. This collection of published books concerning Nehru has his writings; numerous collections of his correspondence and speeches; academic works relating to diverse aspects of his life, thought, politics and leadership.
Similar collections have been prepared for Mahatma Gandhi under the head 'Gandhiana' and for Indira Gandhi under the title 'Indirana'.
Journals and periodicals are housed in a separate Periodicals Section within the Library, which currently maintains a collection of 487 journals in English, Hindi and other regional languages.
The Photo Division of the Library housed within the Library, possesses an impressive collection of photographs of the freedom movement in India and national leaders of the pre and post independence periods. This collection currently stands around 2,02,415 photographs and negatives of another 100 thousand images. Apart from being utilized for different exhibitions held in the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, the photographs are being used increasingly by newspapers, authors, publishers and various government and non-official agencies for multiple purposes including exhibitions, documentaries and television programmes.

Nehru Planetarium

Since its inception, the Nehru Planetarium has been playing a seminal role in disseminating knowledge about celestial space sciences and promoting education in astronomy. With a view to bringing its equipment and infrastructure at par with other planetariums in the world the Nehru Planetarium was modernized by installing a Hybrid Projector in the year 2010. With its various innovative and informative shows like ‘Ultimate Universe', 'New Solar System' and ‘Astronaut’, it enlightens its visitors about the mysteries of the sky. The planetarium is amongst the few in the world, which has frequently updated full dome shows, which have been created completely in-house.
The strength of the Planetarium lies in its live interactions and programs, which have been constantly improvised and innovated, over the years, for visitors, students and amateur astronomers. Programs for school and college students and amateur astronomers along with workshops and observing activities are organized throughout the year. Astronomy quizzes and art competitions are held in the months of February and August.

  • Bed Room of Jawaharlal Nehru at Teen Murti House

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  • Teen Murti House Front View: An old photo

  • Bed Room of Jawaharlal Nehru at Teen Murti House

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  • Teen Murti House Front View: An old photo

  • Bed Room of Jawaharlal Nehru at Teen Murti House

  • Teen Murti House

  • Teen Murti House Front View: An old photo

  • Bed Room of Jawaharlal Nehru at Teen Murti House

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  • Teen Murti House Front View: An old photo

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