A museum on Prime Ministers of India is to be set up in the Teen Murti estate area in New Delhi.
This proposed museum is dedicated to all the Prime Ministers of Independent India and is envisaged to give visitors a holistic understanding of the continued thread of initiatives, leadership, and sacrifice that have helped shape our nation since independence.
This museum is to depict modern India through collections relating to each of the Prime Ministers, their works, lives, and contributions made towards nation building. It will bring the country’s democratic experience alive to the visitors. It will also encourage curiosity and research about the role of PM and his office.
The proposed museum will include an orientation space, souvenir shop, space for organizing talks and lectures, seminar halls, library, auditorium, workshop areas, laboratory, documentation room, archive areas as well.
The Teen Murti estate has a total area of 25.50 acres out of which Nehru Memorial Museum building is occupying an area of 4286 square meters and the library building has an area of 4552 square meters, roughly around two acres both put together. It is decided to set up the museum in the remaining area of 23 acres of estate. The building complex shall be constructed with a built-up area of 10975.36 square meters comprising of basement, ground and first floor with galleries at all the three levels at a cost of Rs.271 crores.
The museum would be a single institution where the visitors can learn about the Prime Minister’s Office, its evolution, role and centrality to governance, and also all about the individual Prime Ministers. It will provide an interactive and informative experience to the visitors through state of the art, audio and visual technology, effective modes of communication as well.