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The museum is housed in the Naubat Khana of the Red Fort

The Indian War Memorial Museum is located in the Naubat Khana of the Red Fort in Delhi, northern India.


Diorama of the first battle of Panipat in 1526

Weapons displayed in the museum

The museum is located on the first and second floor of the drum house. It contains several galleries pertaining to the military history of India during the first and second world war.[1]

Items that are on display is a diorama of the Battle of Panipat (1526), in which Babur defeated the forces of Ibrahim Lodi and established the Mughal Empire.

Further objects on display are traditional weapons such as daggers and gupti, as well as arms and helmets. The advent of the industrialisation brought in new weapons such as machine guns and grenades.

Various badges, ribbons, and uniforms of Turkish and New Zealand army officers, and flags are also on display.

The dress of Maharaja Pratap Singh of Idar, a renowned soldier and military man, is displayed, which includes the kurta (long shirt), belt, trouser, turban with zari work, shoes and inscribed sword with sheath.


  1. "Indian War Memorial Museum, Red Fort (New Delhi)". Archaeological Survey of India. 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 

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