A beautiful museum showcasing the Sikh history and culture through photography, ancient arms and documents and informing the general public about the Sikh leaders who shaped and developed the Sikh religion. The entry to the museum is absolutely free and it is open to public display the whole week.
Timings: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
Location: Golden Temple Road, Atta Mandir, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab
Entry Fees: No entry fees
The Central Sikh Museum in Amritsar, Punjab, is dedicated to Sikhism and to all the Sikh leaders who contributed to the development of the religion by exhibiting paintings of the Sikh gurus, saints, Sikh warriors, and many other Sikh leaders. The museum has a rich assortment of coins, old arms and ammunition, and olden manuscripts. It also has a huge library with a vast collection of books pertaining to the Sikh gurus and the religion and guide service is also available on request. The museum is open for visitors all days of the week and entry is free.
A visit to Amritsar is not complete without paying a visit to the Central Sikh Museum. It was established at the beginning of the 1960s and some of the talented Sikh artists such as S. Kirpal Singh, Thakur Singh, Parbodh Chandra, Sobha Singh, Gurdit Singh, Amolak Singh, and Phulan Rani enhanced its grandeur and beauty by drawing the history of the Sikhs on canvas. There are some rare pencil sketches made by Princess Bamba which add to its glory. Other highlights of the museum that are preserved here are musical instruments like Saranda of Baba Sham Singh along with some antique stringent instruments and guns of Sikh Raj, Wooden Canopy supporters covered with silver from the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The wooden comb (Kangha) of Guru Gobind Singh, iron chakras which were worn by the warriors on the turban, iron jacket made of wires (Sanjoe), and arrows and bow are worth watching. The museum is worth a visit to anyone interested in the Sikh history and to all the history afficionados.
The museum has many other attractions in its vicinity that you must visit if you are visiting the Sikh Museum. The other nearby attractions are: