Kanpur Museum

Kanpur Museum

Also known as the Kanpur Sangrahalay, this official museum of Kanpur is located on the Pool Bagh Ground. The Kanpur Museum exhibits artifacts and documents from the colonial period to the modern-day Kanpur. Formerly launched as the King Edward Memorial Hall in memory of King Edward VII, it was further renamed as the Gandhi Bhawan in 1999. It also has an in-house public library.


Cawnpore, or Kanpur, was known as the Manchester of Asia, in the British pioneer time frame. European dealers who had gotten comfortable with Cawnpore felt the requirement for European-style delight, so development started on a corridor for western style, traditional dancing. On the passing of King Edward in 1910, the corridor was set up as a remembrance to recognize his 1876 visit to Cawnpore and was named King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hall. The assets for the recreation center were gathered from European dealers who got comfortable Kanpur and Indian traders.

At the point when World War I broke out, development on the corridor was hindered and the lobby was utilized to house injured British officers. After the war, KEM Hall was a muscular recovery hospital. and became Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in 1920. Development of the corridor was finished after WWI in 1918. It was utilized by European pioneers for social exercises, and periodically it was leased to rich Indian vendors for wedding services. After freedom in 1947, KEM Hall was renamed Gandhi Bhawan. Gandhi Bhawan now houses a city library and the Kanpur Sangrahalaya Museum.

The exhibition hall was set up in 1999 and is situated in Phool Bagh Ground at the crossing point of Mall Road and the Kanpur-Lucknow Road. The historical center’s assortment incorporates an old frontier period big guns firearm.