partition museum

Amritsar- The Holy city! We are sure when you hear these words, a majestic image of the grand Golden Temple Amritsar pops up in your mind. Amritsar is always associated with the splendid golden temple, well why not? It is the golden temple that has given Amritsar international recognition.

But do you know the Amritsar isn’t just holy but historically rich too? The city has endured the golden era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and on the other hand, has also survived the brutality of Britishers. Not just this, city Amritsar has also suffered a lot due to the horrifying Indo-Pak partition.

Time heals the wound but the ugly scars remain the same. Just like Jallianwala Bagh Amritsar signifies the barbarity of Britishers, the Amritsar Partition Museum tells the pain of the India-Pakistan partition. The historic significance makes it an important site to visit, and we are certain you too don’t want to miss it. So here are some specifications about the partition museum that will make your site visit a bit more interesting and free from hassles.


The Partition Museum was located in the Town Hall Amritsar.


The Amritsar partition museum stands right in the center of the city, so we assure you that you won’t face any transportation troubles.

Proximity from Railway Station, Airport, and Golden Temple

  • Distance from the railway station is nearly 1.6 KM. One can reach the museum from the railway station within 10 minutes. For travelling you can either use public transport or you can even hire Ola or Uber depending on your comfort.
  • Distance from airport is nearly 12 KM. It takes nearly 30 minutes to travel the distance, depending on the type of conveyance that you use and traffic on the way.
  • The distance between the golden temple and partition museum is just 700 meters. It is advised to walk down the distance because the beautiful heritage street area is transport restricted.

Timings and Parking Facilities

The partition museum opens 6 days a week that is from Tuesday to Sunday. It opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM. The parking facility near the museum is confined. But there is nothing to worry you can park your vehicle in the golden temple parking plaza which is merely 50 meters away from the museum. The parking fee may cost up to 20 rupees.

Entry fees/ticket

The entry ticket of the partition museum is very nominal if you are an Indian resident. You just have to pay 10 rupees to visit the site while if you are Non-Indian or a Foreigner you will have to pay rupees 250 as entry fees to the museum.

Best time to visit

Amritsar being a tropical city faces extreme weathers, in both, summers and winters. Based on its weather conditions the best time to visit the city is from November to March. Weather during these five months is relatively pleasant for sightseeing while the temperatures during the month of December and January can fall down to 4 degrees Celsius.

History of the Partition Museum

The museum holds the most refining stories, materials, and documents related to the post-partition riots that trailed the partition of British India into two independent countries: India and Pakistan. The museum was inaugurated on 25 August 2017. The partition resulted in the largest mass migration in the history of mankind.

Lakhs of people who survived the traumatic situation of partition had to undergo a lot, both mentally and physically. Museum also holds the details of post-partition riots that turned a number of people from both the countries orphan and homeless. Who else can transcribe the pain of partition better than the survivors themselves? Therefore to make the museum more informative videos of survivors telling their traumatic tales are played in the museum.

Places to halt nearby

The partition museum is centrally located, which means you have a perk to explore the local market nearby. So here are the places that you can explore when you visit.

  • Local food market

Are we even talking about Amritsar if the word food isn’t mentioned? Well, the soul of Amritsar its food is known worldwide for its rich flavours.  Your trip isn’t complete if you don’t treat your taste buds with the flavours of Amritsar. The best restaurants around the partition museum are bharawa da Dhaba, Kesar da Dhaba, etc that offer you with the best Punjabi cuisine. You can also visit launga wali Devi mandir just opposite to the partition museum to taste local sweetmeats.

  • Jallianwala Bhag and the magnificent Golden Temple

If you are at partition museum, then you are just a few steps away from the Jallianwala Bagh and the Golden Temple. It will be a big loss if you do not visit these attractions in spite of being so close to them. Both these attractions are within 700 meters range, so you don’t even need transport to travel.

  • Stop to shop

When you visit the partition museum, the colourful local market will fascinate you and will bound you to shop from them. The nearby market has a wide range of products available. You can shop for toys, clothes and other traditional accessories from the local market.

  • Don’t skip Punjabi Jutti’s

Jutti is a Punjabi word for traditional footwear. The market around the partition museum offers you a full range of colourful Punjabi juttis. The handmade ones are absolute stunners and nothing else can match their comfort level. there is nothing better if you are a good bargainer, with some good skills you can grab discounts and keep your pocket warm.

How can you reach?                       

  • Public transport

There are a number of public transports available in the city that can take you to the desired destinations at a very nominal fare. For instance, if you hire auto-rickshaw from the golden temple to partition museum it will just charge you 10 rupees per member. other options like manual rickshaws are available.

  • Personal Conveyance

Nothing can compete for the comfort of travelling by own conveyance. You can turn it anywhere to enjoy your trip to the fullest. Also, you do not need to worry about parking as the parking area near the museum has ample space.

  • Taxi services

Thanks to the ola and uber, the taxi services are always a few clicks away. So you always have the option of hiring the taxi service wherever you need.

  • Hop on hop off bus

Exploring the city in a double-decker bus has its own charm. Several packages are also available that include a trip around the city covering all the major attractions like the Wagah border, Durgiana Temple, Gobindgarh fort, etc.