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Fortress Turban display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

26/1/2013 to 28/4/2013

This magnificent ‘fortress turban' is to go on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in the New Year, giving visitors a rare chance to explore the story of the Sikh Turban; a distinctive symbol of Sikh faith and history.

The fortress turban is on loan from the British Museum following a successful exhibition at the Museum in 2011. This Turban is known as a Dastaar Boonga or turban fortress worn by a group of skilled warrior Sikhs called Akali Nihangs. It was used to protect the head in battle and to hold their weapons, including daggers, swords and metal throwing discs. The free exhibition, which runs from 26 January - 28 April 2013, is on tour from the British Museum and will also include contributions from Birmingham's Sikh community explaining why the turban remains important to them today.


Times: Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10.30am - 5pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12.30pm - 5pm
Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH

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