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“Museums” as repositories for the preservation and exhibition of the objects of Historical, Scientific and Cultural interests. There are many museums in many cities of many countries throughout the world.
In Newdelhi there is a “Museum of Toilets” set up by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the Founder of “Sulabh International”, a pioneering non-profit voluntary organisation (NGO) in the field of Sanitation in India. It is a rare kind of museum displaying the evolution of toilets and their various designs used in different countries at different points of time.
The museum is situated at the central office of the organization at Mahavir Enclave, Palam Dabri Road in New Delhi, India and has consultative status with Economic and Social Council of the U.N
The Museum has been established with the following objectives :-
1. To educate students about the historical trends in the development of toilets;
2. To provide information to researchers about the design, materials, and technologies adopted in the past and those in use in the contemporary world;
3. To help policy makers to understand the efforts made by predecessors in this field throughout the world;
4. To help the manufacturers of toilet equipment and accessories in improving their products by functioning as a technology storehouse; and
5. To help sanitation experts learn from the past and solve problems in the sanitation sector.
We can visit “Sulabh Museum” in New Delhi, India or we can just browse their website where they bring the museum onto our monitor-screens, virtually.