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British Residency

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Address: Lucknow, India
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Interesting and historic site, let down by poor information

The site is historically interesting and a pleasant walk. The museum was a real disappointment. The basement was closed - looked to have been closed for some time. Upstairs there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The site is historically interesting and a pleasant walk. The museum was a real disappointment. The basement was closed - looked to have been closed for some time. Upstairs there was very little description of the siege, which could have been brought to life. Had to go back to the hotel to learn about the siege from the internet. Pity.

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Jaipur, India
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The building still holds its history. It depicts the history of treatment given by Britishers to Indians

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A place of British origin with historical importance. The spot of bullets on walls are heart rendering

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Mumbai
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33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Fascinating to visit after having read of the 'Bailley Guard Gate' & the 'Ballroom' et al in various accounts of the 1857 uprising. Moderately well preserved but with little signage or literature explaining the historic significance of the ruins. The various memorials to those who fell in defence (including that of Maj.Gen. Sir Henry Lawrence) were poignant reminders of spirit,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Whilst paying the meagre entrance fee, I was told I could not use my camera. I was disappointed, obviously, but when I saw the ruins and felt the history of the site I was doubly disappointed. Many, many more people were taking photos, but, being a single female traveller I prefer not to make waves. The site is large and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Having read a lot about the place, I was prepared to experience the place where India's first war of independence was fought. But what I was not prepared for was the magnificent atmosphere of war damaged buildings, memorials, guns and the wonderful museum located inside the residency campus. The museum displays the war locations and the various fronts where artillery... More 

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Must visit in Lucknow...the place drips with history and is well maintained. Nice for a evening walk...

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You can have a look at the museum, though it is not maintained well but yes it has real good relics. Not to be under estimated with looks this place can give you real insight about the history of Lucknow. Must visit if in town.

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Bombay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Lucknow Residency & Museum is spread over a large acreage of land. The bulidings here served as quarters for the British officers who came to take post in the region. When they covertly took over the management, the people revolted & surrounded the complex & brought down the buildings & the British officers with dynamite & gunshots. The gunshots are... More 

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I personally love Residency not because we get private place or watching other couples being mingled ;) but because it still tells of old story of British days. It walls have big holes of bombs and bullets which is self explanatory. If you are history lover then this is great place indeed. One should visit residency for below attractions 1:... More 

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