In August 194$ Teen Murti House became the official residence of independent India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru who lived here for sixteen years until his death on 27 May 1964. After his death it was decided that Teen Murti Bhawan should be converted into a museum and a library which would promote original research in modern Indian History with special reference to the Nehru Era.
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society was formed on the 1st April 1966. Initially, the Museum was set up in the eastern wing and the Library in the western wing of the sprawling building. With the passage of time and the rapid growth of research material in the Library, more space was required and an exclusive Library building was constructed.
It was formally inaugurated by the then President, V. V. Giri, in January 1974. However, the steady increase in the volume of material required for research further necessitated the construction of an annexe building which was completed in 1989. The Centre for Contemporary Studies was set up in this building as a new unit in 1990.
To commemorate the Foundation Day of the NMML. It has been decided to organise an Annual Lecture on the 1st April every year and name it Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Foundation Day Lecture.
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History : Teen Murti Bhavan was designed by Robert Tor Russel who also designed Connaught Place and few parts of Janpath. It was initially knows as Flagstaff House and it was used by British Forces as the residence of the Commander-in-Chief. After Independence, the house was taken over as the residence of Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India and after his death in 1964, it was turned into a library and a museum. The house gets its name from the Teen Murti ("three statues") Memorial, which stands on the road junction in front of its extensive grounds.
Timings : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ( Mondays Closed )
Address : Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), Teen Murti House, New Delhi - 110011
Website : www.nehrumemorial.nic.in
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Metro : Nearest Metro Station - 'Race Course(Yellow Line)' ( 15-20 mins. walk )
Ph.: 011-23414666, 23014475
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