Sulabh International Museum of Toilets Winner of 2019 Experts’ Choice Award
Experts’ Choice Awards 2019: Fewer than 2% of attractions worldwide have received an Experts’ Choice award.
We are proud that for the Second year in a row Sulabh International Museum of Toilets has won the 2019 Experts’ Choice Award by TRIPEXPERT. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets established at Sulabh’s Delhi office has been recognised as an outstanding attraction by professional reviewers on TripExpert.com.
With recommendations from publications such as Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet and Atlas Obscura, Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is featured on TripExpert.com as one of the best attractions in New Delhi.
Fewer than 2% of attractions worldwide receive the award
Review by Lonely Planet
More than half of India’s 1.3 billion people still don’t have a toilet in their homes, but since 1970 the Sulabh NGO has worked to address India’s sanitation issues, constructing new public toilets. read more
This quirky museum traces the history of the water closet from 2500 BC to modern times
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, Review by Atlas Obscura
Made by a man on a worldwide sanitation crusade
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is a man of vision. It just so happens that his particular vision heavily involves toilets.
But while it may at first glance appear to be just a “quirky” museum, the Sulabh Museum of Toilets gets to the heart a very real health problem in India. The lack of proper plumbing and access to modern toilet facilities lead to the death of some half a million children every year due to dehydration caused by open defecation. read more
With a battle cry of “No body should go outside for defecation and every house in India should have a toilet” Pathak has set about bringing modern sanitation to India and raising the status of India’s lowest caste the “untouchables.”
About the Founder, Soldier of Sanitation, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is a great humanist and social reformer of contemporary India. He has the vision of a philosopher and the undying zeal of a missionary. He is the icon of sanitation and social reform who has made a difference in the lives of millions of people. With his efforts erstwhile untouchables have been allowed by the society to intermingle with them and to live at par with them, dine with them and offer prayers in temples. He has created a new culture which embraces the poor and extols the dignity of labour.
Open 365 days
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The Museum has a rare collection of facts, pictures and objects detailing the historic evolution of toilets from 2500 BC to date.
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Museum was established with objectives of educating and exploring historical trends in development of toilets across the world. To know all our objectives, please visit our objectives section
Sections at Museum
Museum has three sections, which describes about ancient, medieval and modern types of toilets, exploring entire history of toilets. know more…
Visitors to the Museum
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets has been visited by many dignitaries from India and abroad. click to know more…
Latest Info & Updates
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Museum has facility of wheel chair for visitors, also museum construction is done at ground floor with absolutely no stairs in order to help people easily explore the museum.
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