Housed within the premises of the grand Teen Murti Bhavan in Delhi, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library is an autonomous institution established in the memory of the first Prime Minister of India- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Founded in 1964, after the death of Pandit Nehru, with an aim to foster research and preserve the modern and contemporary history and the Indian Independence Movement, the museum is currently managed and maintained by Department of Culture, Government of India. Besides being the prime source of detailed information on Nehru, the repository also has archives of Mahatma Gandhi’s writings, in addition to private documents of C. Rajagopalachari, B. C. Roy, Jayaprakash Narayan, Charan Singh, Sarojini Naidu and Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. Other than the umpteen talks, workshops, special shows and live interaction programmes, the museum also conducts quizzes and activities both for kids and for adults.
Sprawling over a vast area of 30 acres of land, the complex comprises of an elaborate museum in the eastern wing and a library in the western wing. Originally set up by Bal Ram Nanda and also managed by him for the next 17 years, the depository is a treasure trove of facts and data about the freedom struggle of India. The curated information along with the rapid growth in the research data required more space; hence an exclusive library building was added in 1974. Further, a centre for contemporary studies was also added in 1990. Every year, the museum celebrates its Foundation Day on April 1st. In addition to being a centre of research, the complex also houses a planetarium and is thronged by thousands of tourists.