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Please help us to tell a story of Courage, Sacrifice & Bloody Genocide of a very Rich & Complex Heritage. Text, SIKH10 £1 to 70070. Thank you. ਖੁੱਲੇ ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਦੀਦਾਰਏ, ਸਿੰਘਾਂ ਦੇ ਤੋਪ ਖਾਂਨਿਆਂ ਦੇ। ਵਿਰਾਸਤ -ਏ- ਖਾਲਸਾ। ਇਤਿਹਾਸਕ ਨਜ਼ਰ, ਖਾਲਸਾ ਰਾਜ ਨੂੰ ਬਨਾਂਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਸਰਦਾਰ ਤੇ ਢਾੰਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਗਦਾਰ। ਸੇਵਾ ਲਈ ਕਿ੍ਪਾ 70070 ਤੇ ਟੈਕਸਟ ਕਰੋ ਜੀ code:(SIKH10) £1,2,3 ਜਾਂ ਜੋ ਵੀ ਆਪ ਦੀ ਇੱਛਾ। ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਦਰਸ਼ਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਉਡੀਕ ਵਿੱਚ, ਗੁਰੂ ਪੰਥ ਕੇ ਦਾਸਰੇ। ਨੈਸ਼ਨਲ ਸਿੱਖ ਮਿਊਜੀਅਮ ਡਰਬੀ। Or alternatively, direct transfer: Bank: HSBC Sortcode: 401937 Account: 71621351



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  1. Richard Bowden on January 15th, 2009

    A well thought, professional and friendly setup -well done.

    If you want to learn about the Sikhs and their heritage then come to this museum. You wont be disappointed !

  2. Baljinder Kaur on January 16th, 2009

    The museum is an inspiration and has encouraged me to learn about the history of my ancestors.

    I’d like to see some podcasts where teachers of Sikhi can tell us about the current state of Sikh artefacts and what we can do to help.

  3. Jane Southorn-Elliott on January 19th, 2009

    A well set up museum that presents the history of the Sikhs and the holocaust. I was not even aware there was a holocaust until I visited the museum; it was an enlightening experience. I will definitely visit it again.

  4. Avtar Singh on March 3rd, 2009

    I visited the museum with my relatives from London on the weekend.

    I am in absolute ore of the National Sikh Museum. The collections are magnificent.

    My favourite is the ornate chain mail AND the cannon from the time of Banda Singh Bahadar ! There is a certain mystique about the cannons and weapons -to think Sikhs died defending their faith holding those very weapons. WOW !

    Just goes to show when you have the entire Sikh community together what can be accomplished.

    This is a professional outfit with a strong network. Well done to the Gurdwara Sahib and Sewadaars.

    Avtar Singh, Toronto, Canada.

  5. Kamal Kaur Dhillon on March 3rd, 2009

    Sets the bench mark for other Sikh institutions around the world !

    A balanced and fresh perspective in an easy to understand manner.

    The narrative associated with the Sikh womens section was concise, accurate, clear and memorable. I learnt more about Sikh women and their contribution then anywhere else.

    The Sewadars are friendly and professional.

    Derby, UK should be very proud.

    Very inspiring.

    Kamal Kaur Dhillon, Toronto.

  6. Shivraj Singh Sandhu on March 13th, 2009

    a great website, very usable and accessible. Keep up the good work.

  7. Rajinder Singh on March 17th, 2009

    I very professional looking site and is a credit to the people who have dedicated time and effort to get this up and running.

    Just a small point, i found it hard to find on the site information as to where the Museum actually is and what is its address details and directions to get there and open/close times etc.
    Should be easily available maybe on the front page.

  8. PD on April 20th, 2009

    I wish to echo most of the comment by Rajinder Singh (March 17th)…. whilst the website gives useful background information it fails to tell visitors from outside of Derby where the museum actually is.

    I do not consider it a small point but a major omission.

    The address and a link to a site such as Multimap showing the location needs to be added to the Home page.

  9. Paramdip Kaur on May 11th, 2009

    How do I find out more about your collections ? And who do I email to talk about collaborative projects with London based museums and academic institutions?

  10. Renu Gill on May 18th, 2009

    Having visited the museum and gurdwara over the weekend, I was left with a feeling of a sense that I had actually learned something and had been touched in way that I had not before. I thought the set up was amazing and was an ideal way for children and adults alike, to learn more about their religion and way of life. The website is just as good and will be visiting more often!

  11. KattyBlackyard on June 15th, 2009

    The article is ver good. Write please more

  12. gagandeep Singh on June 16th, 2009

    Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh

    I am an Artist based in New Delhi who has been doing drawing works on Sikh Religion, heritage and History for the past few years. I would like to contribute my images for the website.

    Gurfateh

    gagandeep Singh

  13. Sharenjit Kaur on June 30th, 2009

    We recently took a class of 30 children from our Punjabi class which is based in Leicester to the museum and it was an enlightening and touching experience.

    Some of the children were surprised to learn of the horrors that Sikhs have faced and it proved a very educational visit.
    I would encourage all those who have an interest in Sikhism to visit the museum and would like to especially encourage parents to take their children to see these artefacts so we can make our youth aware of our history.

  14. Baljinder kaur Leicester on July 6th, 2009

    what can i say i was moved by it all learnd so much keep it up.

    proud to be sikh.

  15. ਸੁਖਬਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੌਹਲ on July 7th, 2009

    ਇਹ ਇੱਕ ਬਹੁਤ ਵਧੀਆ ਉਪਰਾਲਾ ਹੈ, ਖਾਸ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ ਸਾਡੇ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਲਈ|

  16. Sukhbinder Singh Johal on July 7th, 2009

    It is a very informative website about our religion and history. The museum will be a source of information for Sikhs as well as people from other religions who want to know about Sikh history.

    I have noticed that the website invites the surfers to sign up for receiving updates by email, but somehow it does not explain how. I entered my email address as requested, but then I found no command as to what to do next. I hope you will notice it as well, and sort it out.

    Sukhbinder Singh Johal
    Derby

  17. ਸੁਖਬਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੌਹਲ on July 24th, 2009

    ਇਹ ਬਹੁਤ ਚੰਗੀ ਗੱਲ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਅਜੋਕੇ ਬਿਜਲਈ ਸਾਧਨਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਸਿੱਖ ਧਰਮ, ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਅਤੇ ਵਿਰਸੇ ਬਾਰੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਰੇਡੀਓ, ਟੈਲੀਵਿਯਨ ਅਤੇ ਇੰਟਰਨੈੱਟ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਜਗਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ| ਵਿਗਿਆਨ ਦੀ ਤਰੱਕੀ ਨਾਲ ਸਮੁੱਚਾ ਜਗਤ ਇੱਕ “ਪਿੰਡ” ਬਣਦਾ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ| ਜਿੱਥੇ ਆਪਾਂ ਆਪਣੀਆਂ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ ਪੀਹੜੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਆਪਣੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਧਰਮ ਤੇ ਵਿਰਸੇ ਬਾਰੇ ਦੱਸਣਾ ਹੈ, ਓਥੇ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਬੋਲੀ ਨਾਲ ਵੀ ਜੋੜਨਾ ਹੈ|
    ਮੇਰਾ ਸੁਝਾਅ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਵੈਬਸਾਈਟ ਦੇ ਕੁੱਝ ਹਿੱਸੇ ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ ਲਿੱਪੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੀ ਰੱਖੇ ਜਾਣ, ਤਾਂ ਕਿ ਸਾਡੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਧਰਮ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ-ਨਾਲ ਆਪਣੀ ਮਾਂ-ਬੋਲੀ ਦਾ ਗਿਆਨ ਵੀ ਹਾਸਲ ਕਰ ਸਕਣ|

    ਸੁਖਬਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੌਹਲ
    ਡਰਬੀ

  18. tom mangialino on October 22nd, 2009

    This inquiry regards an email sent to me several months ago by a Mr. Gurjit Singh. He informed me that an image of a Khanda that I completed in gold, silver, brass and several precious stones was to be placed on exhibit in the museum. He had no other information and did not know when the image would be on exhibit or its location. Can anyone give me any information on this matter?
    thank you.
    thomas mangialino

  19. John Gaucher on November 8th, 2009

    I visited the centre and holocaust museum on 7 November – an open day with the Army – and thoroughly enjoyed, and was enlightened by, the presentation of the museum, exhibits and text. I wish the centre every success for the future and applaud the work of the volunteers who have produced this valuable resource. Unfortunately there is a ‘but’ – I walked round the museum without anyone welcoming me or even acknowledging my presence, not at all what I expected from the Sikh community. I hope to revisit at some stage as I am researching my father’s army service with the 17th Indian Division during WW2 and subsequent service in India between 1945 and 1947.

  20. raf on January 22nd, 2010

    Dear John,

    Sorry to hear that you were not welcomed to the museum. I can assure you that all visitors are very welcome indeed. Please, let us know when you intend to return next time, so that we can arrange to meet you personally.

  21. raf on January 22nd, 2010

    Dear Gagandeep,

    please feel free to send any items you deem suitable to:

    lappy35@btconnect.com

    I shall then ensure the museum view your art.

  22. Leeds Met Sikh Society on February 12th, 2010

    LMUSS thoroughly enjoyed the experience of seeing real life historical artefacts. Some of the members were shocked and deeply touched by what they learnt about Sikh history, but all agreed they had seen something which they hadn’t come across before. I wouldn’t be surprised if we visit again in the near future.

    It truly was worth braving the snow for!!

  23. Harnek Singh (Bradford) on February 21st, 2010

    On Sunday 24th January 2010, I visted the museum with a party of friends and family. The trip was organised by Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurdwara Bradford.

    Our party consisted of young and old people. Hence, the museum sewadaars oarganised us into two groups. Accordingly the sewadaars delivered two presentations, one for the children and the second for the adults, which addressed the more brutal aspects of our rich history. I found the sewadaars approachable, knowledgable and helpful. The museum is a very valuable resource, an excellant start for the UK, for all visitors who wish to learn and understand the Sikh legacy.

    The presentations are touching, the set up is well organised, and the contents are an ideal way for children and adults alike, to learn more about the Sikh religion and the way of life. I will visit again and again, because there is so much to take in, not possible to fully appreciate the many significant milestines in a single visit. I will look forward to taking my friends and relatives whenever an opportunity presents itself.

    Please keep up the good work, may Waheguru bless you all with increased success with the project.

    Harnek

  24. tavinder on June 11th, 2010

    I was wondering if the museum time could be extended on the weekend? I wish to bring a group of Sikhs from London on a Saturday but the museum is only open til 2pm.

  25. raf on August 16th, 2010

    Please feel free to contact the Head of Operations – Mr Gurpal Singh via the webiste and I am sure he would be more than happy to arrange a special visit for you.

    contact@nationalsikhmuseum.com

    Many thanks.

  26. Steev Stamford on February 6th, 2011

    I would like to thank everyone we had the pleasure of meeting today for being so kind, courteous and open. I had no idea that the Sikh struggle wa as bad as it has been especially so recently in history when WW2 showed clearly to the world the ills of persecution for a belief.

    I felt most ashamed that as a British person it was the politicians and leaders of my country that were willing to accept the help of so many Sikhs during armed conflcit yet even more willing to discard them so casually in their time of need.

    May your policy of open education and a warm, friendly welcome show many, many people what a sincere and worthy faith Sikhs have.

    My best wishes,

    Steev & Sally Stamford, Sinfon, Derby.

  27. Phil Austin on February 23rd, 2011

    We visited the museum this morning and were warmly greeted and made to feel very welcome.

    The museum is very effectively laid out – which enabled us to learn about the Sikh heritage and the Sikh religion. A most informative and enjoyable visit. Special thanks to the young volunteer who provided answers to lots of questions.

    Phil Austin and Family, London

  28. Phil Austin on March 5th, 2011

    I recently left some very positive feedback about our family visit on February 23rd. I’m not sure why you have decided not to publish this feedback?

    You have a wonderful mueum [which is very hard to locate].

    Phiol Austin

  29. Phil Austin on March 5th, 2011

    Please ignore my previous comment today ..I completely missed our comment which IS published.

    Apologies Phil

  30. rahul kumar on April 15th, 2011

    I just watched at televison.
    But i want see .it s very good for young genration.those who forgeting sikhism and culture.

  31. Jagjit Singh on May 30th, 2011

    A well presented collection of historical artifacts accompanied with a knowledgeable guide made the visit spectacular. The museum inspired all my family from my kids and my parents. Coming from a family with military heritage but little connection to the past this visit reconnected us to our roots.
    Thank you and I would be happy to support the initiative.
    I strongly recommend all Sikhs to take their kids to inspire them and connect them to their history.

    Keep up the good work.

  32. raspal on July 19th, 2011
  33. kanwar singh bhullar on July 26th, 2011

    GREAT.

  34. Elizabeth Chipp on October 18th, 2011

    We visited the museum this weekend and I was very impressed. The museum itself was well laid out, informative and very interesting – it really opened my eyes to some aspects of Sikh history which I wasn’t aware of and some of the exhibits were extremely powerful and moving. The guide was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable and I was made to feel extremely welcome, both in the museum and the gurdwara.

    Many thanks.

  35. Kawaljeet Singh on April 14th, 2012

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh

    I have visited this museum last week.It was a wonderful experience and really thrilled to see the art work/design and information about Sikhism and its Heroes. I would recommend all my Sikh friends and others in UK to visit this museum atleast once.

    I really appreciate the professional and sophisticated (yet in a simplicity) work done by Gursikhs of Derby, UK.

    Gurfateh…
    Kawaljeet Singh

  36. Harjinder Singh Chatha on June 17th, 2012

    SAT SRI AKAAL

    Visited the museum with a group of us from Wolverhampton, came to get ideas for a exhibition we want to set up in Wolverhampton. I was truely amazed with what our sevadar at the museum have been able to achieve for SIKHI. I consider myself quite knowledgeable when it comes to SIKHI but even I learnt a wealth of knowledge on this visit. The tour & information given to us by the Sevadaar was excellent. Actually seeing artefacts from the times of the SIKH EMPIRE makes me as a Sikh very proud.

  37. Harjinder Singh Chatha on June 17th, 2012

    SAT SRI AKAAL

    Visited the museum with a group of us from Wolverhampton, came to get ideas for a exhibition we want to set up in Wolverhampton. I was truely amazed with what our sevadar at the museum have been able to achieve for SIKHI. I consider myself quite knowledgeable when it comes to SIKHI but even I learnt a wealth of knowledge on this visit. The tour & information given to us by the Sevadaar was excellent. Actually seeing artefacts from the times of the SIKH EMPIRE makes me as a Sikh very proud.
    Will definitely take family for a visit.
    WAHEGURU BLESS all our Gursikh who had this vision & determination to set this up.

    HARJINDER SINGH CHATHA Wolverhampton

  38. raf on October 3rd, 2012

    Thanks for your comments Kataria,

    please be sure to keep following the website as we have some amazing plans.

  39. Terry Grieve on October 4th, 2012

    Thanks for a superior site dedicated to the Sikhs. I will definitely visit the museum if I ever get the visit the UK.

  40. Ravi on February 2nd, 2013

    Great work, very informative ! I wish we had a similar museum in Canada. Well worth the visit. It really opened my eyes about Indian state oppression of the Sikhs. Well done guys, your work is really appreciated.

  41. jagmail singh on August 5th, 2013

    fateh veerji and the team,

    WJKK
    WJKF

    central gurdwara visit 4th August 2013

    veerji & the whole team,

    we can’t thank you enough for the effort and time you gave us on our recent visit. All the sangat that travelled from central gurdwara manchester, were truly blown away by the explanations that were given during the tour of the museum. It was, i have to say, emotional is some parts. I don’t think we all realised the sacrifices that our sikh brothers and sisters have made for over the years.

    The children throughly enjoyed the tour and left a lot wiser..

    Keep up the good sewa.

    Waheguru ji bless you all.

    WJKK
    WJKF

  42. Pritpal Singh Makan on August 5th, 2013

    We visited the Gurdwara and museum yesterday with all our children from Central Gurdwara Manchester. The museum is an amazing resource and a must visit for all (our community and the wider community). Our lack of unity and lack of togetherness has been a total bane for us as a community. We are our worst enemy by not uniting and working together. Sikhs have had 8 holocausts against them over history. The Jewish community just the one. Yet everyone knows the Jewish story of pain and suffering and yet no one outside our community and even our children, is aware of ours. Full credit to the sewadaars their for their knowledge, dedication, devotion and passion. “Satgur Ki Sewa Safal Hai, Je ko Kare Chit Laye”. I not only came away with new knowledge but am now eager to learn and study much, much more. Please, tell all your friends and family and go and visit and learn our history of pain and suffering.
    Please support them in any way you can.

    Pritpal Singh Makan
    Manchester

  43. kewalsingh on November 27th, 2014

    thank you for all the efforts you people have made to o put these story of pain and suffering contribution and achievements on the web communication is the Best way to reach the world around our heritage is full of idea events causes you can get these story of pain and suffering of sikhs from all corner turban cases 5k.s struggle reverse discrimination specially internationalization of GurBani double standard of our code we have one guru Guru granth sahib but we are worshiping two its universal composing system is everlasting we have to protect the heritage

  44. Sunny Singh on May 23rd, 2016

    VJKK VJKF,

    I recently visited the museum and live locally. I have to say that i did not realise what a treasure of Sikh history we had in derby. I would definitely recommend the museum who would like to learn more about Sikh history. I was given a tour by one of the volunteers and it was comprehensive to say the least. There are artefacts from lots of different era’s at the museum which would interest a wide range of people. I will be telling friends and family to visit ASAP!

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