Kanpur Sangrahalaya

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Coordinates: 26°28′00″N 80°21′44″E / 26.4668°N 80.3622°E / 26.4668; 80.3622

Kanpur Sangrahalaya (King Edward Memorial Hall)
Established 1999
Location Phool Bagh Grounds, Kanpur, India
Type Museum

Kanpur Sangrahalaya / Kanpur Museum (Hindi: कानपुर पुरातत्व संग्रहालय) is a museum in Kanpur, the industrial hub of Uttar Pradesh in North India. It is the official museum in Kanpur. It was built by the British as King Edward Memorial Hall in honour of Edward VII. It is a storehouse of artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of the events and people who have influenced the making of Kanpur city and tell many interesting details about the historical past of the city.

Importance[edit]

As it is the official museum, it is the primary local institution serving as source of information about history of Kanpur.

History[edit]

(Cawnpore, Manchester of Asia, in British colonial period)

KEM Hall was an orthopedic rehabilitation hospital after the end of World War I[1] and became Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in 1920.

Location[edit]

As the city of Kanpur has expanded, the Kanpur museum is located inside Phool Bagh Ground and is at the intersection of Mall Road and the Kanpur-Lucknow Road.

Establishment[edit]

The museum was established in 1999.

Collections[edit]

  • Old colonial period artillery gun

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