Whether you have only a few minutes or an hour or two, you must pay a delightful visit to the Kolkata Police Museum. The idea of visiting a police museum might not sound appealing but hey, don’t judge the book by its cover.
This place is a hidden gem and absolutely worth a visit. If you have an hour or so to spare, you can enjoy a delightful visit to the Kolkata Police Museum that reflects the rich tradition and history of policing in our city. The exhibit includes various arms and ammunitions seized during the freedom struggle of our country.
It also has 64 files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his family members, kept for public viewing in a separate Gallery.
Some interesting things to look out for in this museum are:
- Curious firearms of the pre-independence era
- Police medals
- The rise of various departments in the police force
- Iron, copper and brass bomb shells used in the Alipore Conspiracy case
- Satyendra Nath’s pistols, revolvers and firearms
- R.B Rodda arms loot case
- Netaji’s hand-written page from his unpublished autobiography
- Walking stick gun
- Pen-knife pistol
- Book bomb
- Pen pistol
- Knife shaped pistol
- Narcotic drugs
- Fragments of bombs taken out from people’s body,
- AK-47 bullets,
- Long belted cartridges
- Manual traffic signal used in earlier times
- Japanese bomb dropped in Calcutta during the 2nd world war
The list is more than fascinating. You need to visit this Museum in Kolkata it to believe it.
The museum is open to the general public from Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is free of cost.