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“Well maintained piece of history”
Review of British Residency

British Residency
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Private Tour to the Residency of Lucknow
Ranked #3 of 82 things to do in Lucknow
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Well maintained piece of history”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

The British Residency is where a lot of eventful history took place in 1857. The place is very well maintained by ASI.

Note: The museum within doesnt allow us to carry cellphones or cameras and these have to be deposited outside. they do have a deposit box but it is better to not carry or take turns outside.

Visited March 2013
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Delamere, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

This beautiful historical site is well maintained and very enjoyable. There is a small charge to take in digital cameras. You are free to roam round the site however you choose. It was very clean and seemed like a refuge of peace compared to the rest of the city. The buildings were very interesting and well preserved - you can still see the shot marks from the siege.

The Residency Museum was the on,y disappointment - despite large signs stating it would be open every day, the museum was closed when we were there.

Visited June 2013
3 Thank RoryA2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“In The Footsteps Of History”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

When we visited Lucknow we were keen to visit The Residency site as the city where we live in England. features very strongly in military history, the story of The Siege is well known and there are local memorials and connections. Having travelled through the bustling city you enter the Residency Gates and come into an oasis of peace and it is hard to imagine the events of 1857. However as you go through the Inner Gates you begin to see the shattered buildings which have remained largely untouched and in many cases still carry the pockmarks and burn marks from The Siege. As you travel through to the main buildings there are story boards which explain the chronology and a visit to the burial grounds is a must where you can follow the fate not only of the individual defenders but also their families that were caught up in events. At the centre of the site in a restored building is the excellent Memorial Museum with many photographs, drawings and eye witness reports plus a very helpful scale three dimensional plan of the whole area. We were able to spend good time in this building but could easily have stayed longer there is so much to see. It really does bring home the terrible waste of human life. We understand opening hours of the site are from sunrise to sunset but these may vary and you would need to check. Go, you will not be disappointed.

Visited April 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Touching experience”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is a place that reminds you of what and how everything went wrong in India with the British. The museum is a great place, but unfortunately it was closed on Friday, so please ensure not to plan your trip on this day. Do compliment a visit with Tornos Studio, where you will not only get a lot of reading material on the uprising, but also get to interact with very knowledgeable and articulate managers of this place. Do remember to book a prior appointment, as we could not get the appointment on the day we wanted to visit.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank caroline_dutton
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Museum area needs attention.”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Impressive to see the Residency and imagine how it was both before and during the Siege. However, the Museum is very sad with missing signs and need for upgrading. Could learn from Gandhi's Ashram in Ahmedabad.

Visited April 2013
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