Museum Working Hours and days
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, 26 January, 15 August and 2 October
Indian Nationals: INR 10/-
Foreign Nationals: INR 250/-
Children (5 and below): Free
Partition Survivors: Free
How to get to the Museum
Distance from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport: 13 kms. Time: 25 – 30 minute drive.
Distance from Amritsar Junction Railway Station: 2.1 kms. Time: 10 – 15 minute drive.
Distance from Madan Lal Dhingra Inter-State Bus Terminal: 950 meters. Time: 7 – 10 minute drive.
Ola cabs, auto rickshaws are easily available to commute around Amritsar.
Paid parking is available at the Golden Temple parking lot (2 Minute walk to the Partition Museum, Town Hall)
Tips for Visiting
Town Hall, Amritsar is located at the start of the Heritage Plaza, a 5-7 minute walk from the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. It is a People’s Museum and is built through their donations and stories. When visiting, it is ideal to schedule at least an hour for the Partition Museum, especially if you are interested in history! Brother’s Dhaba, a popular local eating joint, is located right opposite the Museum. Hall Bazar is also down the road, the ideal marketplace to shop for traditional Phulkari embroidered cloth and Punjabi Juttis.
School children from all over the country have visited the Museum to learn about the Partition, which resulted in the largest migration in history. The Museum’s multi-media exhibits help students understand history in a more interactive manner and connect with the stories of the people who lived through it. The students take back with them a greater understanding of the nation they belong to and the people they are a part of.
We encourage schools to bring students of all age groups to the Partition Museum, to enable them to learn beyond what textbooks can teach, and sensitize them to the sufferings of the people as well as experience the hope and positivity the Museum strives to bring forth.
Please contact the Manager for details.
Accessibility and Facilities
The Museum is entirely wheelchair friendly. A lift is available to access the first floor.
Guided tours are available on demand. Please contact the Manager for details.
The Museum has restroom facilities which are also accessible to wheelchairs and prams.
Photography and videography is prohibited inside the Museum.
Many of the people who have visited the Partition Museum have been generous enough to spread the word and share their experiences at the Partition Museum, which is the first of its kind in the World. Read their reviews by clicking on the links below -
“Visited the museum, which opened in August 2017 a ten minutes walk from the the Golden Temple. Well worth a visit. Very heart touching articles and photographs of the ill Effects of Partition of India in to India and Pakistan and shows the trials & tribulations of families wrenched apart and whole lives overturned as people moved to safer areas as they thought fit. Estimates suggests that up to 18 million people lost their homes and up to 2 million people lost their lives. This Museum tells the todate untold stories of the huge number of people whose lives were turned upside down due to the migration both ways. An Haunting reminder of the trauma of the Partition- must visit and buy souvenirs which go back towards upkeep of the museum and a charity.The Museum covers 17000 square feet of area, across 15 rooms over 2 floors. The story is told of pre partition days, India’s independence struggles and discussions and events which led to the Partition and freedom from British rule and finally the Birth of India & Pakistan as separate countries.”
Naveena Sanjay, Google reviews
“Extremely poignant. Well preserved piece of history that should be a must visit destination. Hopefully the stories of the brave souls who overcame the trials of partition can teach us never to allow divisive forces to ever recreate the hell on earth they endured.”
“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.”
Sanu Kumar, Facebook
“A Must visit! This place is so informative,very unbiased and precise that I could actually feel the pain and loss of the people affected by the Partition! I especially loved the audio visual interviews of the people (via headphones) who had survived that horrifying time period! A real nice initiative by the museum team to bring to light the untold stories of the spine chilling event, which has been neglected by the government for the last seven decades.. The use of authentic newspaper clippings, pictures personal belongings of people and almost replicating the spine chilling atmosphere of that time gives one an emotion which will touch even the hardest of hearts! I highly recommend everyone Indian or foreigner to visit this little gem of a place located in the heart of the city Amritsar.. To witness and experience the tales of the largest migration in the history of the world..”
“I am a big fan of history museums and the Partition Museum truly impressed me. The storytelling is done beautifully as you move from room to room in chronological order. The artifacts are well curated and you can spend hours reading through them. Lot of audio-visual material as well which helps engaging people. One of the things I really loved is the last gallery with inspirational stories of people who have suffered through partition and the tree of hope at the center of the room – it leaves you feeling positive. It is also very clean and well maintained, which is not true of a lot of Indian museums. Very good experience and would love to go back next time I am in Amritsar.”