The Partition of India was one of the most defining events in the history of the subcontinent. It remains till date the largest mass migration in human history. Yet, despite the extensive loss to life and property, almost 70 years later, no museum or memorial existed anywhere in the world to remember all those millions.
In early 2015, a small dedicated group of people came together with resolve to establish the world’s first museum and memorial on the Partition. Unlike most Museums that start with a private or government collection, the Partition Museum started only with the resolve to build this collection as a collective effort from hundreds of Partition-affected families. Extensive work was also undertaken in archives throughout the world driven by volunteers, young and old, who believed in the mission of the Museum.
With the support of hundreds of people, who donated their time, family objects, funds, and skills, the Partition Museum worked towards opening the entire Museum in time to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Partition. On 17 August 2017, the Partition Museum opened and August 17 was marked as Partition Remembrance Day in tribute to the millions impacted.
Since then over a hundred thousand visitors have come to the Partition Museum. It continues to build its collections and archives of oral histories, art, and refugee artifacts. The Partition Museum welcomes support in its continued quest to document and remember the history of the millions impacted at the time of the Partition.
Amritsar Punjab 143001