A museum dedicated to the king of the Sikh province, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the museum houses several relics, manuscripts, paintings, and ancient coins to throw light on the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his era.
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Location: Lawrence Road, Ram Bagh, Company Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab .
Entry Fees: Rs10 per person.
About 4km from the magnificent Golden Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is one of the very popular museums in Amritsar, Punjab situated in the middle of the beautiful Ram Bagh Garden. It is one of the best museums in Amritsar and also one of the very famous tourist attractions. The museum was initially a summer retreat of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the first king of the Sikh empire, and was later transformed into a museum in 1977 CE.
The museum is a treasure trove showcasing the history, culture, art, and architecture of the Sikhs of the 18th and 19th century AD and throws light into the life of the Sikh monarch Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The museum showcases the personal belongings of Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armors, beautiful paintings, and ancient coins and documents. Among all the paintings in the museum that depicts the court of the king, the one that displays Lahore through vibrant colors is the most popular. The coins and the manuscripts at the museum depict the secular reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the rich history of the Sikh domain.
The weaponry segment of the museum displays a rich assortment of weapons and ammunition which were used by the warriors and were predominant in that era. Next to the museum is a beautiful Panorama of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which is an everlasting visual record that captures the life of Maharaja. The panorama is displayed in a two-storied circular building that showcases spectacular paintings, which represents six of his main battles along with life-size three-dimensional figures such as a statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh on a horse.