A traditional venue showcasing weaponry and artifacts dating back from the revolutionary times to the current period, the Kolkata Police Museum attempts at collecting, preserving, and displaying information and exhibits about the Kolkata Police department and its expansion over the centuries
Timing: 11 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)
Location: 113, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Road, Machuabazar, Kolkata, West Bengal
Entry Fees: Free
If you are a history enthusiast exploring the sweet city of Kolkata and have wandered to almost every museum and place illustrating the glorious history of the city, then the Kolkata Police Museum must be the next stop on your list. A demonstration of the establishment and expansion of the Kolkata Police department, the museum will leave you encouraged with a sense of pride and respect for the brave hearts of our country.
Located on the same plot which formerly belonged to the revolutionary activist Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the founder of the Brahma Samaj and the forerunner for the abolition of the Sati Pratha from India, the Kolkata Police Museum was established here in 1996 paying honor to the Kolkata Police. Spread in an area of 2000 acres of land in one of the personal mansions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the museum has old-style wooden staircases with Corinthian pillars that give off the colonial architectural vibes. The plot is enclosed with beautifully manicured gardens and trees and also resides the Deputy Commissioner of Police, North in one of the mansions. An enthralling place to pay your visit, the museum showcases a plethora of exhibits in eight galleries which are:
The numerous artifacts on display will surely leave you spell-binding and in awe. Some of the exhibits that are housed in the museum that take the visitors back to the historic era are – Book of Law, Disguise of terrorists from the American Centre attack of 2002, Netaji’s files, Bombs from WWII, Antique artworks, Revolvers, pistols, and guns, Three-wheeler motorcycle, Bullet-belt, Pen revolver, and much more. The Police Museum of Kolkata showcases several more artifacts that are worth paying your visit and will give you goosebumps as you continue to explore this heritage place.