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Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : Indian Visitor - INR 15
Foreign Visitor - INR 200

Date : 1800

Completed by : Nawab Sadat Ali Khan

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1857 Memorial Museum Residency, Lucknow Overview

Located in Qaiserbagh, the 1857 Memorial Museum Residency is a dedicated piece to the First War of Independence of 1857. Containing relics and antiques of the time, the museum also has visual displays of the war.

Besides, it has umpteen photographs, maps, manuscripts and paintings depicting the struggle. Constructed by the British colonisers of Awadh in 1774, the Lucknow Residency was further completed by Nawab Sadat Ali Khan in 1800. However, the 1857 war caused massive damage to the Residency's infrastructure.

Today, the Archaeological Survey of India manages the 1857 Memorial Museum Residency. There are organised tours and packages alongside national events that are regularly held here.

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1857 Memorial Museum Residency Collections

The gallery and artefactual collections of the 1857 Memorial Museum Residency has significant preserves of documents and lithographic pieces of art from the time.

There are also an antique collection of war swords, rifles, shields, terracotta items, crockery, canons, medals and even badges from the 1800s.

How to Reach the 1857 Memorial Museum Residency

The 1857 Memorial Museum Residency is about 3 km from the Lucknow city centre and can be reached with an 11-minute drive or a 30 to 40-minute walk.

Visitors could opt for shared autos or shared cabs if looking for a budgetable option. Cycle-rikshaws are a much cheaper travel mode. There are quite a few buses as well. 

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