Nehru Children’s Museum
Have you ever wondered what a children’s museum would look like? Well, I have and I visited one right here in Kolkata.
The building is host to both a museum and a school for extracurricular activities. The museum part takes up 3 floors and has a display of dolls from 88 countries as well as two Indian epics retold with the help of clay models.
Dolls from 88 countries
I have went through the exhibition in search of Lithuania and Denmark. Lithuania was not present and Denmark, to my surprise, was not represented by LEGO (something the company should take note of).
The pictures below are just pictures of countries hand-picked by me which I think would be the most interesting to the people who I know are reading this blog. You didn’t expect me to put pictures of all 88 countries, did you?
This one is not exactly a bedtime story. Just to spark your curiosity, it involves a lot of marriages, five brothers, gambling, demons, a battle and suicide.
The display consists of more than 60 sets and being the longest Indian epic, the story has so many names and events happening that I’m not even going to try and tell it to you. The pictures here are just the sets that looked alluring on their own.
This story had a lot less gore and was much easier to follow. It involves a family feud, a kidnapping, a gathering of forces and a battle.
Like the first one, it has more than 60 sets and is the second longest Indian epic, so I’m not going and try to tell it you. Here are just some of the more impressive sets and maybe someone who knows the story will find them amusing.