Curiosity, the passion to collect homogeneous objects, the search for the rare, unique and often elusive is what impassions all collectors. This is where it all started for the Heritage Transportation Trust. Registered under the Indian Trust Act (1882) as a non-profit organisation it was conceived to document, exhibit, educate and disseminate information about transportation. In collaboration with five other trustees, we have brought together a passion for collecting all forms of objects related to transportation in India. After over two decades of research about the evolution of the modes of transportation that formed the plinth of the collection in possession of the Trust, the Heritage Transport Museum was initiated as India’s first comprehensive transport museum. The museum showcases the evolution of transportation in India and sets a benchmark in interpretation, exhibition and in communication. As the first private museum of its scale in India, it is conceived as a didactive space that engages visitor participation in learning while remaining a family experience.
Vehicles that have become a part of the history and heritage of India are beautifully displayed here at Heritage Transport Museum, the one of its kind museum in country. The exhibition gallery displays about 100 historically significant and artistically inspired modes of transport used in India, mostly one-of-a-kind models dating from the turn of the 20th century. With its dramatic displays, in-depth interpretation, extensive collection and exciting opportunities for visitor participation, the museum is sure to take you back in time. The museum aims to be an evolving space that would seasonally change and adapt its spaces to ensure that repeat visitors would always have something new to view.
The Heritage Transport Museum is situated on a three acre plot, off National Highway 8 at Tauru-Gurgaon. A built up area of over 90,000 square feet of air conditioned space spread over four floors houses the exhibition galleries, library and reference centre, conference rooms, mini auditorium, the museum shop, and a restaurant facility.
The Ministry of Culture, Government of India has accorded a grant of Six Crores to offset the cost of construction of the museum building. The remaining investment is the fruit of corporate and individual donations and sponsorships.India may now boast of the anti-museum, a space for fun and learning, experiential and yet experimental.
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