INA War Museum

Museum Address
INA War Museum, Moirangthem Leikai, Moirang, Manipur - 795133
City
State
Manipur
Pin Code
795133
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
Yes
First Name
Nepram
Last Name
Dwijamani Singh
Mobile Number
When was the museum established?
1969
Main category
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

The Indian National Army (INA) War Museum is located inside the INA Memorial Complex in Moirang, Manipur. It is the only official museum dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the rise of the INA, and Netaji'scontribution to the Indian independence movement as well as the Second World War. Inaugurated on September 23, 1969, the museum showcases relics from WWII that were found in the fields of Manipur such as bullets, bombshells, soldiers' helmets, etc. It also displays over 100 photos of Netaji and the INA, maps, insignia, currency notes, facile letters of Netaji, INA badges, and Japanese amulets.

The museum has a gallery of the historical personalities of Manipur, as well as a gallery of Manipuri soldiers who were in the INA. The INA Memorial, of which the museum is a part, was also the location where the Indian tricolour flag was hoisted for the second time on Indian soil on April 14, 1944.  A lot of the artefacts from WWII are not a part of any private collection but were collected by the government during various excavations, or were just found lying around. There are a library and an auditorium on the premises as well. 

Photography
No
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
Yes
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
Yes
Library and archives services
Yes
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
Yes
Conference/ Seminar hall
Yes
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
State Government
Person-in-charge of the museum
Curator
First Name
Mrinashree
Last Name
Mairembam
Mobile no.
What is the average duration to see the museum?
less than 1 hour
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
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The entrance to the INA War Memorial and Museum
Gallery Images
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A bust and life-sized Statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
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Description of the Image

According to the museum guide, this is a photograph of Netaji delivering the speech in which he said the iconic words, 'Give me blood, and I will give you freedom.'

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A rare photograph of Netaji Addressing the INA
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Description of the Image

The museum houses some relics from WWII found in the fields of Manipur. These are shredded uniforms and pins etc., used by soldiers at the time. 

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Personal effects of soldiers during the Second World War
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Description of the Image

In 1944, the INA formed a provisional government. This provisional government not only had a Cabinet but also issued stamps, which have been displayed at the museum. 

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Unreleased stamps issued by the provisional INA government
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A gallery of portraits of historical personalities of Manipur
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Description of the Image

A replica of the INA Memorial in Singapore, the foundation stone of which was laid by Netaji in 1945, but was subsequently demolished by the British Armed Forces. 

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A replica of the INA Memorial in Singapore
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
INR 10 (adults), INR 5 (children), INR 50 (foreign nationals)
Getting there
Moirang is around 45 km from Imphal. You can either hire a cab from the Manipur capital or take a local bus from the Inter State Bus Terminal.
Opening Days
Sunday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
04:00 p.m.