Shaheed Bhagat Singh Museum, Khatkar Kalan, Nawanshahr (About 57 km from Ropar)
The museum is a commemorative tribute to Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh and his compatriots who had raised the banner of revolt against British Raj to wrest freedom and independence for the motherland. Mementos and relevant material relating to the great martyrs and revolutionary have been preserved in the Museum as a token of homage to the brave sons of Punjab. In the Museum these half-burnt bones and blood-stained sand along with the blood stained newspaper on which these were collected have been preserved and displayed. A copy of the judgment of the 1st Lahore conspiracy case in which Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha was sentenced to death is also a notable exhibit. S. Bhagat Singh’s scribed notes (in his own handwriting) on this copy of judgment, a copy of the Gita with his autographs which was presented to S. Bhagat Singh while he was in Lahore Jail and the other personal belongings are also on display.
Archaeological Museum, Ropar (Punjab)
The Archaeological Museum is situated about 40 kms north east of Chandigarh on the Rupnagar – Chandigarh highway on the bank of sutlej river. It was opened to public in the year 1998.
The museum houses the archaeological remains of excavated site near Ropar, the first Harappan site excavated in Independent India. The excavation revealed a cultural sequence from Harappan to medieval times. Important exhibits include antiquities of Harappan times, Painted Grey ware culture, Saka, Kushana, Gupta times such as Vina Vadini (lady playing on vina), steatite seal, copper and bronze implements, ring stone, yakshi image, gold coins of Chandragupta. Besides, the visitors can have a glimpse of important protected monuments of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and World Heritage monuments.
Timings of visit: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Closed on – Friday
Entrance Fee for Indians and visitors of SAARC (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan) and BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar): Rs. 5.00
Entrance Fee for others : Rs. 100.00
(Children up to 15 years free)