The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (RBMC) represents Indian democracy, freedom, and unity. This museum, which was inaugurated on July 25, 2014, is the culmination of an effort to preserve and exhibit the numerous gifts received by Indian presidents over the years. In addition to these gifted objects, the museum's collection contains arms, furniture, sculptures, textiles, photographs, archival materials, and more.
Previously, the gifts received by Indian Presidents since independence were kept in the Toshakhana, a space for storage on the premises of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and displayed in the gift galleries. For this purpose, heritage structures, The Stables and The Coach House were conserved and converted into a magnificent state-of-the-art museum. Gates of the Stables and the windows have horse-shoe patterns on them even now.
It is truly intriguing how each stall has been transformed into an enclave and decorated with gifts and works of art. There are 22 such enclaves on exhibit in the Phase I Museum.
Three corridors divide The Stables: the Left Corridor, the Long Hall, and the Right Corridor. While paintings and gifts are displayed on the Left and Right corridors, the Long corridor is divided into three sections: the War Scene Gallery, the Furniture Gallery, and the PBG Gallery. In addition to the corridors, the RBMC Stables contain a Coach House.