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Lalla Rookh Museum

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Must see if you visit Suriname

I loved this museum, because it has captured the history of Surinamese Indians and tells stories... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2017
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Very interesting museum about the history of the Hindustani people in Suriname. Set up by... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
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Sep 25, 2017
“New in Paramaribo”
Sep 23, 2017
“Must see if you visit Suriname”
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In 1873 the ship Lalla Rookh arrived in Suriname with the first group of indentured laborers from British India (modern day India). They came to work on the plantations, replacing the freed slaves. Officially called indentured labor, in reality...more
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Lalla Rookh weg 54 | Lalla Rookh Complex, Gebouw 2, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

This museum is quite important for Suriname as it contributes to the preservation and knowledge dissemination of Indian traditions and the history of how British Indian people came to Suriname and their development overhere.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Lalla Rookh M, Curator Lalla Rookh Museum at Lalla Rookh Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Thank you for your positive review and for acknowledging the importance of preserving and transferring to the public the history & cultural heritage of the Hindustani community in Suriname. We hope to welcome you again!

Reviewed September 23, 2017

I loved this museum, because it has captured the history of Surinamese Indians and tells stories that are often hidden in mainstream narratives. The set up is simple but very informative and the people are super friendly. As a descendent of indentured labourers from India...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Lalla Rookh M, Curator Lalla Rookh Museum at Lalla Rookh Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic and comprehensive review. We appreciate your compliments and are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again!

Reviewed August 29, 2017

Very interesting museum about the history of the Hindustani people in Suriname. Set up by volunteers in a very professional way.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

The people are so friendly! There are very interesting objects and gatherings to gain a lot of knowledge. I'll surely visit again!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

This museum reveals the ancestors' period of the Hindustani's in Suriname. After hard work on the plantations they decided to stay in Suriname. We are our great grand parents thankful that they choose to stay and build their future here. The museum is quite new,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

The Lalla Rookh Museum is a very interesting museum which is very suited for all ages. You get all the information about the history of Hindustani contractworkers and you are also able to watch old photo's and videos. The text are also available in English...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Lalla Rookh M, General Manager at Lalla Rookh Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again.

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