Swaraj Bhawan

Museum Address
Swaraj Bhawan
Swaraj Bhawan Road
Tagore Town
Prayagraj (Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh 211002
India
City
State
Uttar Pradesh
Pin Code
211002
Phone Number
Museum website
http://nehruportal.nic.in/swaraj-bhawan
When was the museum established?
1970
Main category
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

Swaraj Bhawan once belonged to Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru's father, who had bought the bungalow nearing decrepitude for a sum of  Rs 19000 and turned it into a palatial residence.

Swaraj Bhawan is associated with the memories of many historical meetings and campaigns that germinated in its high-ceilinged rooms. The senior Nehru furnished the place with the choicest of furniture he came across during his visits to Europe: Persian tapestries, Venetian glassware, and many things in-between and beyond.

Today, Swaraj Bhawan serves as a museum, with scores of photographs of the Nehru family and its scions on exhibition. However, a section of the house is out-of-bounds for common visitors.

Photography
Yes
Videography
Yes
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
No
Drinking water
No
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
Yes
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Others
Others:
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
Additional information ( if any)
Entry fee applicable if moving from Swaraj Bhawan to Anand Bhawan, the latter being a ticketed venue.
What is the average duration to see the museum?
1-2 hours
Map your museum’s correct location on the map given below.
Is the museum currently closed?
No
Image for museum exterior/building
Swaraj Bhawan exterior
Gallery Images
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Image title
Collection of photographs on display
Image
Description of the Image

Here, Indira Gandhi can be seen addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

Medium
Digital print on paper
Image title
Indira Gandhi addressing the UN General Assembly
Name of the artist
Unidentified photographer
Year
1968
Image
Image title
A carriage on display
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Image title
Younger Indira Gandhi with her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, and her sons, Rajiv and Sanjay
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Image title
Collection of photographs
Image
Description of the Image

Here,  Gandhi is hosting Lyndon B. Johnson, the then President of the United States of America, and Robert McNamara, the then US Secretary of Defence, at the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C., United States of America.

Medium
Digital print on paper
Image title
Indira Gandhi with Robert McNamara and Lyndon B. Johnson
Name of the artist
Unidentified photographer
Year
1966
Image
Image title
Gandhi with her two sons, Rajiv and Sanjay
Image
Image title
Verandah connecting the rooms
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Image title
Indira Gandhi with some renowned dignitaries and heads of states
Image
Image title
One of the several halls with Gandhi's photographs on display
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Getting there
Being located in the center of the city, Swaraj Bhawan can be reached by taxi or autorickshaw with ease. The bus station is located about 3 km away, the railway station about 5 km away, and Bamrauli airport about 15 km away from the museum. Swaraj Bhawan shares the same premises as those of Anand Bhawan.
Opening Days
Sunday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
05:30 p.m.
Other Information
None