Monday, 14 January 2019

Have you ever heard about the museum of toilets | Sulabh International Toilets Museum

The Museum of Toilets is operated by the Sulabh International and it is dedicated to the global history of toilets. The Sulabh international museum of toilets is listed among the "10 weirdest museums around the world. The museum is located in the capital city of India - Delhi, which displays the generation of toilet systems from the civilization of Indus Valley in 2500 BC to the 20th century. While walking through the corridors in this museum, you will see the replicas of toilets used by Mughal king Akbar in Fatehpur Sikri, the Maharajas in Jaipur, King of France Louis XIII and Queen Victoria.
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This museum is a part of non-profit organisation started by Sulabh International Social Service Organisation and Recently, it revealed the biggest toilet pot model in the world at a village in Haryana state, the village is popularly called as ‘Trump Village’. The toilet pot is 20 ft tall and 10 ft wide. The main aim of this NGO is to spread the awareness about sanitization issues and educate students about the historical changes in the development of toilets.

Sulabh international toilets museum is open for all days expect Indian national holidays, from Monday to Saturday it is open from 8am to 8pm and timing on Sunday & National Holidays is from 10 am to 5 pm. You don't have to pay any cost to enter in this museum, parking and guide tour is also free of cost. So if you want to see something unique and if you are interested in history, then plan to visit this toilet museum in Delhi.

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The idea of making this Sulabh international toilets museum is came in the mind of Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak. His passion for finding details about the development of toilet system in the world from the history periods is a reason behind the establishment of this unique museum in 1992. The detailed information about each toilet is displayed systematically in this museum. It shows the development in the toilet system of the world from last five thousand years to the end of the 20th century. The sanitization story of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro is known as a professional and systematic work in the field of sanitation.

This museum not only shows ancient toilets models but also shows the information about different types of modern toilets. The toy-commode from China, electric toilet from USA and the model of the biggest toilet complex in the world at a religious place called as Shirdi in Maharashtra. The museum is also displays some of the ultramodern electronic toilets from Japan, South Korea and some other countries in the world. This Sulabh international museum of toilets has been visited by many dignitaries from India and other countries, the Timothy J. Roemer (American Ambassador), Prime Minister of Belgium, Thai Princess and lots more.

This place is good option for you to know some interesting and funny things about the history and it is well maintained place with knowledgeable and helpful staffs to guide you through the museum. Here you can know the history of toilets and its importance for humans. It seems to be weird at first, but after one visit you will enjoy the experience by knowing the history of toilets, modern toilets in different nations and rare poetry on toilets.

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