Take a virtual tour of history: Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum to open for public from 2 October

The much-awaited phase II of Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum, featuring hi-tech storytelling through virtual reality and multi-screen projection will open for the public from 2 October, reported The Economic Times.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the museum in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and other dignitaries.

According to The Economic Times, one of the augmented reality experiences of the museum will take the visitors back in 1931. They can virtually walk alongside Mahatma Gandhi as he exits the Viceroy's House, after signing the historic Gandhi-Irwin Pact.

Omita Paul, Secretary to the President of India told NDTV that when the president took over in 2012, there were clear instructions that the precincts of the Rashtrapati Bhavan must be open to the public.

Visitors will get to see rare artefacts, gifts to former presidents and rare photographs. The museum also showcases old and rare horse-drawn buggies and a vintage Mercedes Benz, the report added.

According to DNA, the museum will be open six days a week with an initial ticket price of Rs 50. The museum, spread over 1.3 lakh square feet, was built at a cost of Rs 80 crore.

Updated Date: Jul 25, 2016 16:11 PM

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