The Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya (Prime Ministers' Museum) is a tribute to every Prime Minister of the country since Independence in 1947 and a record of how each one of them has contributed to the development of the country in the last 75 years.
This museum, at the Teen Murti Bhavan, is a history of collective effort and a powerful testimony to the success of India's democracy.
Each of the Prime Ministers left a significant footprint in the country's journey to development, social harmony and economic empowerment, which has enabled India to realise the true meaning of freedom. The country was rebuilt after gaining independence from British colonialism and all the Prime Ministers together have contributed towards turning the dreams and inspiration into reality.
Teen Murti Bhavan was the former residence of the first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru and was considered the appropriate site for the Prime Ministers' Museum.
The museum was started from the renovated Nehru Museum building in which the things related to the life and contribution of Nehru have been showcased among the people in a technically, more simple way and a new section has been started in it.
In the Prime Ministers' Museum, a large number of rare gifts received by each Prime Minister from across the country are on display. Earlier, these were not displayed. The foundation for the expanded museum was laid in 2016.
The idea of design of the Prime Ministers' Museum came out of the idea of a new emerging India. The construction of the museum was started in October 2018 while taking special care of the environment.
The total area across which the Prime Ministers' Museum stands is 15,619 square metre, of which the area which the Nehru Memorial Museum occupies is 5,128 metres.
Special care has been taken to protect the environment and the logo of the museum 'Dharma Chakra' has been designed which is a symbol of our democracy. A total amount of Rs 306 crore had been spent on this entire project.
Prime Ministers' Museum: 80K visitors in 4 months, a hi-tech hit
The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, which has been built with an aim to show the work and development of the Constitution of India and all the Prime Ministers, has seen 80,000 visitors in past four months.
Using modern technology, this museum is a place where all - youth, children, parents and elderly people - can gather information about India before Independence till now. Different galleries of 15 Prime Ministers have been set up in this museum. Along with this, there are a total of 43 galleries in the museum with cutting-edge technology, light and sound shows, holograms, virtual reality, multi-touch, multimedia, interactive boxes, computerised screens, and smartphone applications.
Prime Ministers' museum is the perfect amalgamation of history and art in which immersive digital technology brings to life the words and lives of the Prime Ministers so far.
On April 14 this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled this museum to showcase historical facts about the leaders of free, modern India. This museum has great tools to revisit the past, look into the future and know how the nation was shaped by its top leaders, with the 3D printed national emblem swirling in the air attracting people as soon as they enter.