The Partition Museum

The Partition Museum, Amritsar: Hours, Address, The Partition Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Partition Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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cagauravj2018
Mumbai, India181 contributions
Good to know about history
Mar 2021 • Family
Very good place to know why the partition was happened, what happened at the time of partition and after partition. Ticket is INR 20 per person, which is reasonable.
Written 27 April 2021
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Barbara A
Goa, India413 contributions
an ok museum
Feb 2021
It was a nice museum to see the partitioning off of India and Pakistan. Very informative about how the partitioning came about wish it had been a bit more concise.
Written 11 February 2021
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Sunil N
Pune52 contributions
Good to visit
Dec 2020
well maintained, many details around partition which are typically not part of our school history books, must visit for kids.
Written 15 December 2020
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SRKK2013
Guwahati, India430 contributions
Tale
Feb 2020
It has well accounted history of partition of erstwhile pre independence India. The place is good. entry fee is applicable
Written 14 December 2020
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jatin joy krishna
Noida, India95 contributions
Under maintenance
Jul 2020 • Friends
This place is beautiful museum.
I want to visit this place but due to under maintenance this place was closed.
Written 18 July 2020
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Sperafucile
London, UK37 contributions
One of the best information sources on Partition
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a quite superb museum and gives a very accurate account of this terrible time. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Written 28 April 2020
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Saravanan Srinivasan
Chennai (Madras), India38 contributions
visual encyclopedia of India -Pakistan Partition
Aug 2019
This place is walkable distance from Golden temple and has a entry fee of INR 10 or 25 for Indians. It is air conditioned hall which hides a whole lot of information within the four walls

One can literally feel the pain brought by the partition to the citizens of both the countries, the devastation caused by it lingers for a longer time even after coming out of the museum

The museum has pictures, artefacts,audio-visual equipments which takes you back to the 1940s .You can spend an hour or so if you are interested in history, partition else it will be just a walk through

This place has a AV room and it is not recommended for kids since the pics are disturbing but one can feel the real pain of partition
Written 23 April 2020
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Odyssey553508
Port of Spain, Trinidad15 contributions
A MUST VISIT
Jan 2020
So much invaluable information housed therein! It requires a minimum of 3 hours to get a good grasp of the lessons in historyt. A real treat for anyone with an interest in Indian History.
Written 18 April 2020
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Naresh S
Mumbai, India34 contributions
WOUNDS INFLICTING EXPERIENCE !
Mar 2020
Even if you are not borne before independence you can experience the miseries of the people who were the most affected on account of the partition of India. There are written letters of the persons who have suffered during the partition, experiences shared before and after the partition between two communities which are divided on the basis of religion. The letters describe their own experiences in their own words which makes the viewer or the reader experience those feelings. Today,s neighbours and friends of the same culture turn into tomorrow's enemies and foes of distant cultures. Individual and mob psychology plays a great role in such situations. The pictures, self-written letters, newspapers, and so many personal things that are displayed show the loss of humanity in the days of partition with hatred and animosity played by the so-called leaders of the community. Every article displayed in this museum gives you a unique experience of the pain that is suffered during the partition. The British policy of Divide and Rule is employed by the British Governors even at the time of giving Freedom to the country. Independence with partition created divide among the great people of India forever and the British succeeded in their policy so as to never unite the country after independence. We get Horrible experience even through the articles, letters, newspapers, souvenirs, kept in the museum and hence cannot imagine the agony and bizarre experiences suffered by the real victims.
Written 9 April 2020
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lynda763
East Sussex, UK25 contributions
interesting
Mar 2020
This was a nice little musuem ,lots to read although i found a lot of it was just going over the same stuff.Didnt take long for us to go around it.Guard was making it clear that you were not allowed to take any photos although people seemed to ignore him
Written 2 April 2020
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