The Partition Museum

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

The Partition Museum
4.5
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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
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
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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Sophie M
Ermenonville, France226 contributions
Solo
Do not miss this museum if you come to Amritsar. This place is unique in that there are to my knowledge no museums about the partition on the world apart firm this one. In addition, it is in a superb location, the old Town hall and everything is very well exhibited. So informative and modern. It will move you and make you understand the history of this country much better.
Written 3 August 2022
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Medha Shrirang D
Bengaluru, India82 contributions
If you want real knowledge and good visuals on history of India, this place is a must visit. You can easily spend more than an hour and the documentation and collectibles is impressive. I found this place better than Jallianwala bagh.
Written 11 July 2022
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GPierce
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Before we went on our trip to India, we watched a documentary on the evil that took place that day. When we found out that the museum was only about 5 minutes from the Golden Temple, we knew we wanted to go. It really hurts your heart when you see the well that they jumped in to trying to save their lives....or the actual bullet holes in the brick work. It just made me sad. We are so glad that we went though and were able to see first hand the horror that these sweet people must have faced.
Written 14 June 2022
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latheshrao
Bengaluru, India578 contributions
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It highlights the partition which took place during independence. Covers newspapers clippings, showcases videos of personnel affected during partition, photos etc. The set up is well thought off and touching. A must visit especially if u are around golden temple.
Written 8 May 2022
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Avirupa Bhaiya
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It is a must go place in Amritsar. It takes an hour to view everything in details. A lovely place to know about the partition facts
Written 15 April 2022
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Sunnywin
Edinburgh, UK458 contributions
I already knew quite a bit about partition but this museum really brought it to life with personal stories and aspects that I hadn't considered before such as how the arts were affected. The information was presented in an easily accessible format and was free from bias. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 10 April 2022
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amaru2018
Mumbai, India38 contributions
The partition museum is really detailed and illustrates the local experience of the partition in Amritsar and Punjab. A lot of artefacts from this time period can be found on display. All texts available in English also. I recommend around 2 hours to fully take it in.
Written 7 April 2022
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Santosh R
Pune50 contributions
Good collectibles from history. Its locate close to the golden temple main entrance road and can be visited in afternoon as its completely indoors and has AC. The collectibles kept here give a good perspective of partition times specially for kids and adults.
Written 28 March 2022
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Piuli Paul
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The Museum has become one of the favourite places I’ve ever visited in the country. The collection is rich and every room tells heart wrenching stories about the Partition. I believe every single person who visits Amritsar (Indian or otherwise) should spend a few hours there. It really puts a lot of things into perspective and makes one ponder upon what was and what could have been.
Photography is not allowed inside and for good reason. The property is well maintained and the staff are friendly and helpful. They even wanted me to give a video testimony but being camera shy, I opted to write a review instead!
Written 15 March 2022
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Niket Kumar Dixit
Bengaluru, India43 contributions
If you are in Amritsar, go to this place and experience the agony which people would have experienced during the partition.
Written 4 January 2022
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