Established in 1965, Shankar’s International Dolls Museum on the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi
was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a renowned political cartoonist. It was inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. The Museum has one of the largest collections of costume dolls anywhere in the world. The Museum is divided into two sections. One section has exhibits from the U.K., the U.S.A, Australia, New Zealand and Commonwealth countries. The other section has exhibits from Asian countries, the Middle East, Africa and India. There's also a special display of 150 authentic Indian costume dolls, made at the Dolls Workshop attached to the Museum.