Overview & History
The Chandigarh Architectural Museum is a modern work of art that houses the core of the city’s birth and growth inside it. The museum was designed by S.D. Sharma an ex-pupil of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Built in 1997, the model of this museum is based on earlier designs of Le Corbusier’s Exhibition pavilion in Zurich, Switzerland. The museum is located within the museum complex of sector 10 along with the Natural History Museum and Government Museum and Art Gallery.
A place where you can find every piece of information you can have regarding the history of the city; this museum is one of its kind. The letters from architects to the government and all the blueprints of layout plans of the city are present here. This place is a must-go if you want to know about the city and should be a part of everyone’s to-visit list when in Chandigarh.
What to Expect when visiting the Chandigarh Architectural Museum?
The Chandigarh Architectural Museum is a house of the city’s architectural history. From facts about the earlier planning of the city after India’s Partition and the role of each and every person who helped build it, all are present here.
Some reasons why you must visit the Museum are:
- The real letters from the time of the city’s birth between city officials are present here.
- The first to final layouts and blueprints of the city are displayed here for you to get to know the city better.
- The building in itself is an architectural masterpiece. It is simple yet modern which complements the style of the rest of the city.
Timings and Ticket Price.
The museum operates from 9:45 am to 4:30 pm and is closes on Mondays. The guided tours inside the museum is free and any other type of fares are very nominal. The ticket prices are always changing so any information regarding the entry can be found on the Chandigarh tourism website.