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Museums of Punjab
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH MUSEUM, AMRITSAR
A fine collection of paintings, arms, manuscripts and coins of 18th and 19th
Centuries are featured.
GOVERNMENT MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, CHANDIGARH
Gandhara sculpture, paintings form Mughal, Basohli and Kangra are the main attractions on display.
ANGLO SIKH WAR MEMORIAL, FEROZESHAH
There are portraits of historical personalities as well paintings depicting scenes of battles of the Anglo-Sikh wars on display. Poetic couplets of the contemporary poet Shah Muhammad are also a popular exhibit of the museum.
ART GALLERY, PATIALA
The gallery mainly features arts and crafts from the Punjab region. The highlight of the museum is its collection of medals, the largest in the world. There is also a collection of embroidered phulkaris, shawls and miniature paintings from the Sikh school.
The main exhibits are the archaeological finds of Punjab’s ancient civilization. A Stupa from a Buddhist monastery dating back to 1st century is the most popular display.