Housing some rare and valuable exhibits, the Archaeological Museum, Gurukul is located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand and serves as a place to impart knowledge about the culture and history of ancient India.
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Gurukul Kangri, Vishwavidyalaya, Jagjeetpur, Haridwar
Entry Fees: Free
Located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, the Archaeological Museum, Gurukul Kangri was established in 1907-1908 on the banks of the holy river Ganga at Kangri Village. The century-old institute of national significance, the Archaeological Museum, Gurukul was founded to impart knowledge about the ancient culture and civilization of India to the general public and the mode of education has also been approved by UNESCO.
The Museum is one of the must-visit places in Haridwar as the amount of knowledge and insight one would get by reading numerous books can be attained just by touring the museum. The first fascinating yet insightful collections in the museum include two intact German canons known as Emadon, which were fired in the Madras Harbor during World War I and a model of telephone prepared by the pupils of Gurukul. The Museum serves the purpose of acquisition, preservation, and display of valuable items such as numerous art objects that were gathered in the museum in 1924. Other items of interest include ancient coins, terracotta, pottery artifacts, paintings, rare photographs, manuscripts, statues of idols, metal artifacts, and literature. The Museum also has a huge library containing numerous books and journals recording important events in Indian history. The ancient Gurukul tradition is kept alive in the school and visiting this place gives an immense sense of solace and a feeling of pride for our ancient civilization.