So what is your plan for the coming weekend if you are in Gurgaon, if you don’t want to be in a mall or . find yourself dining out ? What if you crave for something different. A place which can interest your entire family, which has you and your kid equally excited. Heritage Transport Museum near Manesar is one such place you must definitely check out.
Reaching Heritage Transport Museum from Gurgaon
We all have our special memories to behold when it comes to our cars and motorcycles, with them being part of our lives every day. The airplanes and trains have always fascinated us as they remarkably improved the way we travelled. Imagine colorful master-pieces of these in one place and you have the Heritage Transport Museum near Manesar. From Gurgaon it is a fairly straightforward drive of about an hour. Google maps has the place pinned and you should reach there without a fuss.
Following is the direction to reach there from Huda City Centre.
What to Expect at Heritage Transport Museum
At the entry gate you have a old FAHR tractor which greets you, only a glimpse of what is to follow. As you walk towards the museum’s door you can look at an old Tram on the side and two vintage locomotives. That is enough to get your anticipation going for what would be in the store at this museum. As soon as you enter you are surprised by a very sophisticated ambience, the outdoor façade here misleads a little. The entry ticket for adults is at 400/- and kids below 12 years is 200/-. Very reasonable considering you get an audio guide, complementary to take your through three floors of some breathtaking and beautiful pieces from the history of transport. The stories. courtesy the audio guide, add a sense of history to your already excited mind. Also included in this entry fee is a one hour documentary which you can choose to watch. The museum also houses a café where you can keep coming to for little breaks. There is no limit to the amount of time you want to spend as long as you wind up before the closing time of 7.00 pm. So earlier you reach the better it is. The day begins here at 10.00 am.
All that has Wheels is Here on display
The tour aptly begins with the invention of the wheel. Although the wheel initially was used for things like pottery but soon it came to be used in the different modes of transport which we have used for thousands of years. The very first installation explains this journey of wheel through the centuries. After that first station you get a glimpse of almost every man made mode of transport which has ever used a wheel. The primitive carts, medieval carriages primarily driven by horses to the modern automobiles, it was all there in this one of the most fascinating collection of everything transport you will ever come across. At each station your audio guide will ensure that you have the background story of what is in front of you.
While all you see in this museum has been so carefully preserved, as if they have time travelled from their prime to this place, but there are some things of beauty which leave you awestruck. One of these is one railway coach from Bombay Baroda Central Railways – The Jodhpur Saloon. With its original decorations fully in tact it was a piece of sheer luxury and a window to how the elite travelled in yester years.
Another interesting section is that of public transport showcasing the ancestors of today’s buses. The legendary Volkswagen Van is what catches your eye apart from the antique school buses, ambulances among others.
Then there is the whole collection of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds which were once the icons of their times. Once they ruled the roads as the choice of the common man now they bring back a little bit of nostalgia in this museum, especially if you are someone who has good memory of 80s and 90s.
Finally there is one floor full of cars glittering in different colors making you drool. There is a whole century of history in this one floor and it alone would take you sometime to absorb all that is there to see. And if you love cars you will just not get enough of it. There is Ford, Chrysler, Roll Royce, Volkswagen, Fiat and so much more
This museum is fascinating place to be and time just flew by. Do plan a day put with your family as it is real good fun.