New Delhi, August 3, 2023: India is on the brink of achieving a historic milestone with the upcoming Yuge Yugeen Bharat National Museum, poised to become the largest museum on the global stage. This monumental endeavor is set to unfold a captivating narrative of India’s journey over the span of 5,000 years through eight thematic segments.
Positioned at the heart of the nation’s capital, in the North and South blocks, the Yuge Yugeen Bharat National Museum is expected to span an awe-inspiring 1.17 lakh square meters. Comprising a basement and three storeys, the museum will encompass a staggering 950 rooms, making it a truly expansive repository of India’s rich heritage.
On the occasion of International Museum Day on May 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a virtual walkthrough of this colossal museum. The inauguration coincided with the commencement of a three-day International Museum Expo at Pragati Maidan in Delhi. The virtual tour provided a digital glimpse into the museum’s meticulously designed gardens and galleries, offering a tantalizing preview of the immersive experience that awaits visitors.
The recently inaugurated International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex, named Bharat Mandapam, served as the platform for announcing the Yuge Yugeen Bharat National Museum. With an investment of approximately INR 2,700 crore and sprawling across 123 acres, this visionary project is set to celebrate India’s civilization and culture across millennia.
The thematic segments of the museum are meticulously curated to present a holistic view of India’s progression. The segments include ancient Indian knowledge, ancient to medieval eras, the transition phase, modern India, colonial rule, the freedom struggle, and the 100 years following 1947, encompassing a forward-looking vision.
The virtual walkthrough also unveiled glimpses of galleries showcasing ancient town planning systems, ancient medical knowledge, the Vedas, Upanishads, and the historical epochs of the Mauryan to Gupta Empires, Vijayanagara Empire, Mughal Empire, and other dynasties.
Reports indicate that the National Museum’s prized collection of ancient artifacts from Janpath will be seamlessly transferred to the North and South Block buildings as part of this monumental project.
Prime Minister Modi’s vision for the Yuge Yugeen Bharat National Museum echoes India’s commitment to preserving and showcasing its cultural legacy to the world. As the museum’s completion draws near, anticipation and excitement are building for an unparalleled journey through India’s captivating history.