Chandigarh Architecture Museum

Museum and Art Gallery
Chandigarh, CH - 160011

Type: Arts Museums
0172 274 5510
  • Jeeva Stunner
    Jeeva Stunner
  • José L Noronha
    José L Noronha
  • Rippy Bedi
    Rippy Bedi

The Chandigarh Architecture Museum is a captivating space that celebrates the city’s architectural heritage. Let’s delve into its intriguing features:

  • Purpose and Establishment:
  • The museum was established in 1997 to document, preserve, and showcase rare documents, drawings, sketches, and archives related to the creation of Chandigarh.
  • It serves as a repository of knowledge, tracing the city’s architectural journey from inception to the present day.
  • Distinctive Design:
  • The museum building itself is a work of art. Designed by architect S.D. Sharma, it reflects the Corbusian spirit.
  • Its sculptural form stands out, capturing the essence of modernist architecture.
  • Visitors enter through a tube-like staircase, adding an element of intrigue.
  • Archival Treasures:
  • The museum houses a rich collection that sheds light on Chandigarh’s evolution.
  • Key exhibits include:
  • Master Plans: Revealing the city’s initial vision.
  • Sketches and Photographs: Chronicles of Chandigarh’s growth.
  • Monuments and Landmarks: A glimpse into iconic structures.
  • Governor’s Palace: A historic touchpoint.
  • Lake and Rock Garden: Celebrating Chandigarh’s green spaces.
  • Partition and Creation: Reflecting historical context.
  • The American Team: Their role in shaping the city.
  • The Mayer Plan: An influential urban planning concept.
  • Corbusier and His Team: Insights into their collaboration.
  • Master Plan Modular: A blueprint for Chandigarh’s layout.
  • Visiting Details:
  • Location: The museum is part of the Museum Complex in Sector 10, Chandigarh.
  • Timings: It opens from 10:00 am to 4:45 pm on Tuesdays through Sundays.
  • Contact: You can reach them at 0172 274 5510.

Whether you’re an architecture enthusiast or simply curious about Chandigarh’s urban history, the Chandigarh Architecture Museum offers a fascinating exploration of design, creativity, and vision.

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