The Partition Museum
The Partition Museum
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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
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • Srinidhi Rao
    Mumbai, India200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem that must be done for sure especially with children. They need to know history
    A hidden gem that every family needs to see and spend at least an hour with their children. A complete 100 years of history wonderfully laid out with newspaper articles, memorabilia, information and photos. What our ancestors went through
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2023
  • P V
    Pinner, United Kingdom177 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perspective what refugess went through during the partition
    Please go and visit this museum even if you short of time and have to rush through it. It is just mind-blowing to see what humans had go through during the India/Pakistan partition. Whole families were uprooted and/or split up. It just puts into perspective what refugess went through and even do during modern war times because of some stupid policy makers and arms dealers.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 18 March 2023
  • SAURABH_PAL_MAPLE
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A call to Partition!
    You must take at least an hour in hand while visiting this museum, located at town house of Amritsar! The museum closes at 5.30 PM sharp. Will give you a detail of the cause and effects of partition of Punjab in 1947!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 March 2023
  • Paula L
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So Enlightening!
    This museum tells the very human stories of the people in the Punjab who suffered through the colonization of India. You can learn so much history here. It's very well laid out and the way the exhibits are presented make the information very memorable.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 26 April 2023
  • Explorer677045
    New Delhi, India7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A well stocked museum
    A well stocked museum so prepare yourself for a lot of reading and learning. In the old town hall, the layout is great and you wind your way around. A lot is told of the events leading up to the partition (from about 1930s onwards) and then goes into detail about the aftermath but less so about the partition agreement. I did find it lacked a lot on the partition: why did people have to move, why did neighbours kill one another, why did trains get stopped and people kill the passengers, who did the killing, who orchestrated it? The museum focuses mainly on the Punjab experience of the partition (not Bangladesh/East Pakistan) and not much is mentioned of Sikhs/Jains/Christians. All of this has left me wanting to read more which is a good sign of a museum!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Raena Reddy
    Chennai District, India26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must see for everyone
    I’m absolute must see. A beautifully curated museum, recounting, history and many unknown facts. The museum takes you on a journey of India prior to independence, the partition and life after. No history book has what this museum holds. This museum had me shocked, heart, sad, tears and at the end of the journey, a lot of hope Do not miss this.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 November 2023
  • Sarika P
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Humbling, heartbreaking lessons about our past
    A very well thought out collection telling the story of India’s struggle for independence and the brutal savagery of partition. Over 2 floors - need longer than the hour suggested on the website as I went about 4:45pm and they were then closing at 6pm around me. Historical artefacts coupled with videos of personal, tragic stories of desperation. The artefacts are well kept - first floor about the struggle for independence and then the 2nd floor about partition itself and it’s human impact is just so emotional- hearing and reading the stories of families, communities ripped apart, the journeys families made to cross new terrains, the terrible atrocities against women of that time. Just really profound. Only improvement I would suggest is to ensure the layout is more logical between rooms to follow the chronological events. Also not all videos were working.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 December 2023
  • Sumedha D
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible journey into history
    The museum is simply a wonder. It is as well made as many European museums. The displays are very well categorised and documented. India's partition history can be told in no better way. It's commendable that the upkeep of the place is so good. This is a place one must never miss in Amritsar. More museums should become like this. Well done!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,434 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must.
    Well laid out, easy to navigate and so much to learn. Very informative. Information boards are in English too. Cheap entrance fee. Clean. You need maybe an hour to an hour and a half at the most.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Nicole S
    Boston, Massachusetts48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit
    Fantastic museum. There is a ton to read and many pictures/videos to look at/watch. We got the audio guide, which was very helpful and quite lengthy in its descriptions. We spent between 2-3 hours here and did NOT read everything; if you did, you would be at the museum for much longer. The history is very thorough and goes through the many aspect of Partition
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 January 2024
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Nicole S
Boston, MA48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Fantastic museum. There is a ton to read and many pictures/videos to look at/watch. We got the audio guide, which was very helpful and quite lengthy in its descriptions. We spent between 2-3 hours here and did NOT read everything; if you did, you would be at the museum for much longer. The history is very thorough and goes through the many aspect of Partition
Written 23 January 2024
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Abovetheclouds
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Well laid out, easy to navigate and so much to learn. Very informative. Information boards are in English too. Cheap entrance fee. Clean. You need maybe an hour to an hour and a half at the most.
Written 9 January 2024
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Mayank Tyagi
Noida, India43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This place will definitely make you feel the real pain of partition, since you may easily relate and visualize the real condition of that time. A must visit place.
Written 24 December 2023
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Cassie
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We have a feeling that this museum only shows the hardship partition brought on and does not focuse too much of what a bad idea partition itself was. Merely our thoughts.
Written 22 December 2023
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Sumedha D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The museum is simply a wonder. It is as well made as many European museums. The displays are very well categorised and documented. India's partition history can be told in no better way. It's commendable that the upkeep of the place is so good. This is a place one must never miss in Amritsar. More museums should become like this. Well done!
Written 16 December 2023
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Sarika P
Lytham, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A very well thought out collection telling the story of India’s struggle for independence and the brutal savagery of partition. Over 2 floors - need longer than the hour suggested on the website as I went about 4:45pm and they were then closing at 6pm around me.
Historical artefacts coupled with videos of personal, tragic stories of desperation. The artefacts are well kept - first floor about the struggle for independence and then the 2nd floor about partition itself and it’s human impact is just so emotional- hearing and reading the stories of families, communities ripped apart, the journeys families made to cross new terrains, the terrible atrocities against women of that time. Just really profound.

Only improvement I would suggest is to ensure the layout is more logical between rooms to follow the chronological events. Also not all videos were working.
Written 1 December 2023
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Raena Reddy
Chennai District, India26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I’m absolute must see. A beautifully curated museum, recounting, history and many unknown facts. The museum takes you on a journey of India prior to independence, the partition and life after. No history book has what this museum holds. This museum had me shocked, heart, sad, tears and at the end of the journey, a lot of hope Do not miss this.
Written 24 November 2023
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SafariLondon
London, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
An absolutely stunning, numbing and humbling experience. A "must-see" for sheer factual learning. It is amazing that people put up with this imposition a mere 75 years ago. Certainly a must see for any British visitors for whom it is important to learn about this part of history. The complete randomness of how this great civilisation was plundered and then divided. There is too much romanticisation of colonial behavior, and the brutality and cruelty is often brushed under the carpet. It is here to see and learn about so that we can at least hope that humanity will absorb some lessons from it.

The museum is well organised and staffed by very polite people. 250 rupees entrance fee for non-Indians. No photography allowed (but you can make notes, as I did).
Written 12 October 2023
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Arjun Verma
New Delhi, India149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Near the Golden Temple, a museum which is well maintained. It has different sections that give the visitor a good idea of how the partition happened. It gives a very good picture of the old records of the time of partition. It immerses you in history when you go there.
Written 19 September 2023
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India20,917 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It is located in old historical Town Hall Building. It's an eye opener. The biggest tragic partition in human history is depicted through paper cuttings audio visuals and 100 interviews which can be heard with head phones. Over 20 millios people were displaced. It is for the first time in our life that we can see the horror and torture through which the refugees went through. There are so many articles and artefacts of that time donated by the families of refugees. You need minimum 2/3 hours to see it properly. The photography inside is not allowd.
Don't miss it an any cost...
Written 12 September 2023
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