Netaji Museum

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Museum Located near Giddhepahar, Kurseong

Netaji Museum is a historic house associated with sacred memories of two illustrious sons of India —- Sarat Chandra Bose and Subhash Chandra Bose. Sarat Chandra Bose purchased the house in 1922 from one Rowley Lascelles Ward. A couple of weeks before his death in Darjeeling on 16 June 1925, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das visited this house.

Between 1933 and 1935, Sarat Chandra was interned for 2 years in this house. Next year it was Netaji, who was placed in this house for 7 months under house arrest by the British Government in India. Second time Netaji visited this house in October 1937. From this place, he contributed a lot to national affairs as well as to the personal affair of communicating with Emilie Schenkle. Sarat Chandra and his wife Bibhabati Debi used to visit the house frequently and spent considerable time during 1950-54. In 1996, Govt. of West Bengal acquired, restored and renovated the house, and placed it under the management of Netaji Institute for Asian Study, Kolkata.

The 4-room museum was designed and developed by the Indian Museum, Kolkata and its picture galleries were opened by His Excellency, Sri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Governor of West Bengal on 20 May, 2005. Pictures and documents related to great historical events like Haripura Congress Session, interaction with Rabindranath Tagore and Jawharlal Nehru, Indian National Army, participation of Hill people in Indian National Movement are displayed in the Museum.

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