War Memorial & Museum

War Memorial & Museum, Amritsar: Hours, Address, War Memorial & Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

War Memorial & Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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War Memorial & Museum, Amritsar charting battle history from antiquity to 1999 in 8 Galleries & a 137-ft.-tall sword memorial.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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SahilChrungu
New Delhi, India1,202 contributions
Historical Place
Jul 2020 • Friends
Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum showcases the fabulous Bravehearts of Punjab. The museum immortalizes the bravery of the soldiers of Punjab, displayed throughout with a spirit of patriotism. Built in both a traditional and modern architectural style, it houses a state-of-the-art gallery where Punjab's martial tradition and military campaigns can be viewed.

Numerous illustrations, photographs, paintings, artefacts, weapons and interactive panels can be found here, letting the tourists go back in time. The museum has a collection of photographs of the 1965 and 1971 war. A mural has been built to commemorate the work and pay tribute to the 21 Sikh soldiers who were martyred in the 1971 war.

Much like the Gobindgarh Fort, the walls are constructed with the Nanakshahi brick. Tourists can travel back 3 eras, through the pre-British, British and post-independence periods with the special light and sound show organised here. The 7D auditorium is a must-do experience during your visit here, transporting visitors to the war zones of the past.

With its proximity to the Indo Pak International border, the museum is a prime attraction for tourists before the Beating Retreat ceremony at the Wagah border. The chief appeal of this fascinating museum is the 45-metre stainless steel sword preserved at the centre of the place. The sword represents the strength and courage of the people defending the nation at the peak hour of war. The glorious sword is placed on a water body with 3500 martyr names inscribed on the memorial wall.

The decommissioned aircraft carrier ship MiG-23, INS Vikrant, and 3 tanks are also exhibited here. Not only does this place serve as a tourist destination, but the museum also stands as a constant source of inspiration for the youth and a reminder of the sacrifices for freedom.

The Entrance fees per person is Rs.100/-
Written 5 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cagauravj2018
Mumbai, India181 contributions
Great history of Indian Wars
Mar 2021 • Family
If one is interested in history of wars then it the best place to visit. Minimum 2 hours required to see entire museum. Entry fee is INR 100 per person which is on higher side.
Written 27 April 2021
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Zinal Desai
7 contributions
Worth every visit
Jan 2021
Do go for the visit. A perfect meusem. Donot miss. The heaviest sword is worth every watch. its beautiful.
Written 21 January 2021
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andymuni
Penang Island, Malaysia256 contributions
Amazing atmosphere
Mar 2020
The parking is a little distance away. Need to walk. Foreign nationals showing their passport are escorted to nice siting area with good view of the show. The atmosphere during the flag lowering ceremony is the best.
Written 3 April 2020
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719caramel
Singapore, null, Singapore122 contributions
Tribute to war heroes and punjabi culture
Mar 2020 • Couples
Nice museum with lots of information about past wars in India.Also tribute to the courage of Punjabans.7d theatre provide a surreal experience.
Written 13 March 2020
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rufusjack
11 contributions
Excellent historical museum
Feb 2020
High quality vignettes and signage in english provide a tour through India's fascinating history. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to walk through the 1965 war portion.
Written 20 February 2020
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Amitav Ash
New Delhi, India75 contributions
A Must Visit if you are in Amritsar
Sep 2019
Very well designed, presented and educative. Must visit for students and those who want to be aware of history.
Written 13 December 2019
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vijayknagariya
Mumbai, India210 contributions
An Interesting and Engaging Museum with a Unique 7D presentation
Nov 2019
This place has monuments, tanks, aircrafts , 7 galleries showcasing the entire sikh history and also of the Indo-Pak , Indo-China and all other wars fought till date and a 7D Theatre.
Very well maintained and Neat and Clean.
The highlight of this place is the 7D Cinema.
Written 10 November 2019
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Tannu D
Srinagar District, India92 contributions
knowledge
Oct 2019
its a place close to pakistan india boder. its a place of facts and history. very enlightening. must vist.
Written 17 October 2019
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Niksi34
Kolkata (Calcutta), India14 contributions
Worth a visit
Oct 2019
This museum is located on the way to the Border and definitely worth a visit. It illustrates all the wars that have been fought in India and in Punjab. To see it properly, keep at least 2 hours in hand.
Written 17 October 2019
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War Memorial & Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 09:30 - 18:30