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Ahmednagar may not have huge number of museums, but whatever few museums it does have do lend a very unique and absorbing experience to its visitors. As matter of a fact the very few museums that Ahmednagar do have are truly one of its kind in entire India. Here is brief information on all these exceptional museums that are today truly pride of Ahmednagar city.
Ahmednagar Fort Museum
As is clearly evident from the name itself, this museum is located inside the iconic Ahmednagar Fort. The museum is called ‘Leaders Block’ and is in fact one of the major tourist attractions of Ahmednagar Fort. It is actually a small prison house where Britishers had imprisoned many iconic freedom fighters like Pandit Nehru, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The very leaders who shaped the destiny of our country had spent some of the very important moments of their lives in this very prison. This prison house was also the place where Pandit Nehru had authored his most celebrated book ‘The Discovery of India’.
Today this museum exhibits and showcases all the personal collections/possessions of our freedom fighters. A visit to this museum will surely fill your heart with deep sense of patriotism.
The Tank Museum is unarguably one of the major tourist attractions of Ahmednagar city. Purely because there isn’t another tank museum in entire Asia and hence it is truly one of its kind museum in entire Asia. Besides this distinction, another unique distinction about this Tank museum is that all the war tanks placed here are historically very important. Since they have participated in historically important wars like World War I, World War II, Indo-Pak wars of 1965 & 1971 and many other important wars. This truly unique museum is part of the Armoured Corps Centre and School, which is an important military education institution of our country.
This museum simply known as Ahmednagar Museum is located very near to District Collector’s Office and is by far the largest museum of Ahmednagar city. The museum is mainly dedicated to preserving rich Indian and world history. It boosts more than 12000 manuscripts, more than 8000 coins, more than 50,000 Historical Documents and many other amazing historical artifacts. However, this museum isn’t very popular among visiting tourists, but decent numbers of locals do visit this museum every day. This museum is open on everyday expect on Thursday. Visiting timings are 10 am to 5 pm.