First look: museum after makeover

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By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 4.02.14

The Indian Museum, which turned 200 on Sunday, will reopen on Tuesday. It was closed since September to facilitate the restoration of its mammoth structure. The vast edifice — the outer walls cover 5km — had never been thoroughly repaired before. The refurbished galleries look smart and airy with the new lights. They are not crammed with objects now. The focus is on individual pieces, both small and monumental. Here is what visitors can expect to see in the more viewer-friendly museum.

Visiting hours: 10am-4.30pm from December to February; 10am-5pm from March to November. The museum is closed on Mondays and some public holidays.