Ranked 9 among Places to Visit in Amritsar
Time Required: 2-3 hrs
The Partition Museum, the first-ever museum in the entire world to focus on the stories and trauma of the millions who had to suffer from the bloody consequences of a ruthless partition; was recently opened up at Town Hall in Amritsar. Developed by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT), the museum is a part of the newly inaugurated Heritage Street at Amritsar, which begins from the Golden Temple and ends at the Town Hall. Collections at the Partition Museum include newspaper clippings, photographs as well as personal items that were donated by people who had witnessed and lived during the Partition.
TAACHT aims to establish the Partition Museum as a world-class physical museum which is dedicated to the memories of the Partition of the sub-continent in 1947. The museum is devoted primarily to the Partition's victims, survivors, and its lasting legacy. The Partition is undoubtedly one of the most brutal episodes in the Indian history, which witnessed the displacement of twelve million people to an altogether new homeland, and the painful demise of two million people!
Of course, such an aching and moving incident left behind many memories, which are excruciatingly painful and valuable at the same time. Still, there has always been silence about the Partition, and this is what made the development of such a museum extremely necessary. The Partition Museum has been visited by thousands of visitors ever since its inauguration. The list of visitors includes members from either end of the spectrum and comprises of school children, local families who were affected by the Partition, and also domestic and international tourists who visit Amritsar to witness the Golden Temple.
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