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“A deep look into India partition”

The Partition Museum
Ranked #5 of 76 things to do in Amritsar
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Wow, what a museum. It was an international standard museum with deep insight into India's partition from the time it was only a concept. You can hear victims' first hand account, see the items they carried with them or left behind at the time of exodus, read about the sentiments of people, the connivance of British in tearing the country apart and the role played by political leaders to further their own ambitions.

I entered there at 12 PM and at 6 M they literally had to throw me out! I could have easily spent another 2 hours in there.

The museum is newly built and very well curated. The audio and video clips are such an interesting addition to it. For Indians, the ticket is Rs. 10 and for foreigners it is Rs. 250 but trust me it is totally worth it!

I will certainly recommend you to save an entire day for this museum if you are interested in India's history.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

It was suprising to find so much information on how badly we treated the population on India and yet they still welcome us to thier country

Thank Peter1948
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Visited here after having the early morning bicycle tour of city on pedals. They recommend me to try this one. And I was amazed to see how well it is maintained and give the glimpse of partition. I personally receommend this to everyone who is in the city. It's near the golden temple are.

Thank ShikharChaudary
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Some interesting stories on the partition which was a terrible time in India’s history - worth a visit

Thank Woody56
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This museum is one of Amritsar's hidden treasures. The artifacts kept in this place are priceless, it's housed in the old British townhouse of Amritsar which lends it more authenticity, and it's maintained very well. While everything on display evokes strong emotions, perhaps the most emotional moment for me was reading a letter of an Indian displaced person from his Pakistani friend. While reading the letter, I had visuals playing in my mind-in black and white- of an era gone by.

Thank Vikramdchoudhury
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