Story of a Passion -Heritage Transport Museum.

Tarun Thakral, GM Le Meridien, Delhi had a passion about cars which has now turned into a Heritage Transport Museum.


It is 90,000 Sq ft of air conditioned space spread over four floors, on a three acre plot, off the NH 8 at Tauru-Gurgaon. It has exhibition galleries, a library and reference centre, conference rooms, a mini auditorium and a museum shop cum cafeteria. It has been set up by a non-profit Heritage Transportation trust registered under the Indian Trust Act (1882).

Heritage Transport Museum, Tauru, Gurgaon.

Apart from Thakral there is a bunch of other people who have helped him in this dream project showcasing the evolution of transportation in India.


Ministry of Culture, Government of India is also involved as they have granted 6 crore Rupees to offset the cost of construction of the museum building. The balance funds came from corporate and individual donations and sponsor ships.
The Museum is divided into sections.

• Automobile Gallery – showcasing the evolution of the Indian car industry plus cars that have been used in India since the advent of motoring.

Buick 1944
Chevrolet 1955
Chevrolet Phaeton 1932.
Beetle 1963
Mercury Sedan 1944

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• Two-Wheelers Gallery – showcasing the evolution of early two wheelers in India including bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, and mopeds. Some indigenous systems of transport such as phat-phat, chakhda, jugaad, and ganesha are also on display.

• Pre-mechanised Transportation- Beginning with the story of the wheel, palanquins, howdahs, bullock carts, horse carriages, and camel carts are on display.


• Aviation – Evolution of Indian aviation industry. A restored 1940s Piper J3C Cub aircraft, in chrome yellow is displayed.IMG_0441-4

• Collectible India Toys on Transport.IMG_0410IMG_0443-4

• Contemporary Art Gallery.IMG_0381 IMG_0383

• Heavy Mechanised Transportation showcasing restored buses.
It is an absolutely must see Museum if you are in Delhi NCR or visiting it.

3 thoughts on “Story of a Passion -Heritage Transport Museum.

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    July 9, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    The Triumph…is a 500 BSA M 20 .
    Do you have some phat-phat to display?
    I had some very nice time with those vehicles.

    • rdmathur
      July 10, 2016 at 2:42 am

      Hi Jacqui thanks for stopping by.
      Plesae get in touch with the Museum directly. I do not have this information.


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