The Golden Temple of Amritsar

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The first major exhibition dedicated to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, the epicentre of the Sikh faith. Organised by the UK Punjab Heritage Association, the exhibition of photographs, carvings, paintings and engravings illustrates the history of the temple and a time when Sikhs, Mughals, Afghans and British vied for control of land in the region. There are also eye-witness accounts from those who visited the shrine in the nineteenth century, including European spies, artists, travellers and memsahibs.

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Beautifully put together exhibition - intelligent and interesting. The organisers are more than happy to talk through any of the exhibits. Highly recommended for all ages.


Fantastically well put together exhibition, eye opening and educational. There is also a well thought of kids area where younger children can sit and colour in and draw etc. One thing i found really helpful was that there were many organisers wandering around the exhibition who were friendly and helpful with any questions on the artefacts, well worth it tapping them on the shoulder as it becomes a lot more an interesting experience. Highly recommended!


An amazing exhibition full of breathtaking images and artefacts. Bring all the family and a take the time to to learn much more about one the most special places on earth. An incredible effort by the organisers and the venue.


The exhibition showcases nearly 80 priceless artefacts of Sikh history including stunning arms & armour & dazzling jewellery - plus a receipt for the Kohinoor diamond! It offers a form of time travel, over 2 floors, highlighting the temple & Sikhs at the peak of their artistic & political power. Add rare archive film & wonderful images of the temple & the variety of peoples it has attracted over the centuries (including the earliest known painting & photo) & you have one of the gems of this summer in London: a must see!