Located in Surat, Sardar Patel Museum is popularly known as Sardar Sangralaya by the local folks. Established in 1889, the Sardar Sangralaya exhibits rich collection of history and eclectic ethnic mix of Surat.
Although the silks, textile and exquisite diamond cutting is what Surat is majorly famous for, it is also known as the land of Sardar Patel. The various artefacts preserved here stand as witness to testimony to the Mughal and the British period.
Sardar Patel Museum is ideally a multipurpose museum and is located in Sonifalia region. The Museum showcases the details of the Bardoli Satyagraha. It was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who led the Bardoli Satyagraha in 1928.
The museum is also a love choice for the academicians and preserves the rich literary history of Surat. Antiques from wood, metal, sandalwood, ivory, porcelain, stone and terracotta are exhibited in the museum. heritage tourism is significant part of tourism industry and the national heritages preserved and displayed here attracts tourists from all nook of the land. With more than 10, 000 specimen of the various arts and crafts and the history of the Gujarat state, the museum is worth spending time with your family.
More to the museum, an open air theater is there alongside the museum and it can accommodate about 4000 people at a time. People can sit, chat, and enjoy a smoothing evening breeze here. The dormant history of Surat with the glimpse of the specimens attracts common tourists as well as archaeologists.
There is a Planetarium which runs a show in Gujarati, from 11:15am -1:45pm on Wednesday-Saturday and from 2:45pm-5:45pm on Sunday and Tuesday. The place remains closed on Monday.
Sardar Patel Museum is an itinerary for an evening and is easily connected to the rest of the city by local transport system like bus, cars etc.
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