National Sikh Heritage Centre
The National Sikh Heritage Centre is the first National Sikh Museum in the UK. It contains one of the largest collections of Sikh artillery in the world -with a rare cannon from the time of Banda Singh Bahadur. Another jewel in this collection is an ornate cannon barrel given as a gift by the Governor General of Delhi to Maharajah Ranjeet Singh in 1838.
The Sikh museum is further complemented with an extensive selection of weapons used during the Invasion of Punjab including a rare 3 in 1 single shot pistol/mace and axe. A Sikh chain mail from the Misl period (early 18th century) is also on display.
The museum has a collection of Sikh coins, Sikh stamps and other memorabilia associated with the Sikhs. Rare lithographic prints from the early 19th century complement the array of Sikh artefacts.
A reference library is also available for research with over 500 books associated with Sikh history, faith and politics. Schools will also have educational packs (in line with the National Curriculum) to accompany their visit.
A modern, packed, multi-channel museum with real artefacts that allow the visitor to appreciate the rich and complex heritage of the Sikhs.