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The Partition Museum

Town Hall, Amritsar | 5 minute walk from Golden Temple, Amritsar 143001, India
+91 81300 01947
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Eye opening visit

We visited this museum with our two teen aged kids, who had read about the partition at school but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Olaulim
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Goa, India
Re living tales of partition narrated by parents/grand parents

Words cannot express the pain, agony and suffering people experienced during the partition.My own... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Satish C
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The world's first Partition Museum is now open at the historic Town Hall building in Amritsar. The Partition of India was one of the most defining events in the nation's history. It was perhaps the largest migration in human history, with some 18 million affected. The Museum is part of the newly inaugurated Heritage Street at Amritsar, which starts at the Golden Temple and ends at the Town Hall.
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Town Hall, Amritsar | 5 minute walk from Golden Temple, Amritsar 143001, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this museum with our two teen aged kids, who had read about the partition at school but came to realize the horrors and grim reality so much better after this visit. Highly recommendable

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Words cannot express the pain, agony and suffering people experienced during the partition.My own parents and grand parents who came from erstwhile Punjab in Pakistan to India had told us innumerable times the suffering undergone,tragic deaths of close relatives who were butchered by frantic mobs...More

Thank Satish C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Words cannot express the pain, agony and suffering people experienced during the partition. The museum deserves attention and glory being the first partition museum in the world. Each pictures, items, photo, painting and other artifacts have a story to tell and tears came down reading...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My visit to this museum was my first comprehensive educational experience of the Partition - perhaps one of the saddest episodes in Indian recent history. The museum has a good collection of artefacts relating to the partition and the narrative they wove is very informative...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though i did not experience partition or don't know anyone who has experienced India-Pakistan partition, the stories presented in this museum were so over whelming that i couldn't stop crying. The museum is beautifully and thoughtfully designed. A small space compared to other museums but...More

Thank URP70
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum of amritsar is specially unique. Many things here are worth seeing time of partition. Must visit place for evey indian.

Thank Aarav K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has an excellent display of remains from the partition time. Any person who is having memories of that time can contribute to the museum. Photography is not allowed though.

Thank adityainc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well curated museum which is a great surprise in Amritsar. The core staff is very courteous. The ground floor is centrally air conditioned. Unfortunately the first floor is not. Also there is no indication at the enterance that there is an elevator. As the steps...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited a wide range of museums in India, and this is in a class by itself. It is obvious that a great deal of thought and care went into the planning, and the execution of that plan is stunning. The format is a nice...More

Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a new attraction...just opened in Aug'17. Please spare about 2 hours to experience it properly. It is heart wrenching to see & hear the tales of partition.

Thank Ritesh S
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The first floor is accessible through a lift which is normally used for exiting the museum. The staff is very courteous and helpful and if requested I am sure they would allow a reverse entry to the first floor thoough the... More
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