British Residency 1/undefined by Tripoto
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mondays Closed
history tours
Indians- INR 10, Foreigners- INR 100

British Residency

This is cluster of buildings in Lucknow which were built by and during the time of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, the ruler of Lucknow during 1800 AD. These were buildings erected to serve as the residences of the British Officials of the East India Company who were posted over here. This is also an important site of the freedom fight of India. Once there was a dangerous seige and a firing which claimed innumerable number of lives and witnessed the revengeful victory of the British generals. Later during a canon fire, this cluster of old buildings got destroyed majorly and still remain that way in spite of being a Heritage Site.
Damini Aggarwal
A historical landmark that takes you back to the Revolt of 1857. The walls still have marks of canon ball. Graves of British soldiers are also located in the complex. The museum in the Residency is like a picture gallery. The green lawns add beauty to it.
Nancy Nance
It used to be a complex of buildings for British residents during 1700-1800. The place is a mesmerizing place of history. Many events took place here during the fight for Independence in 1857. The museum depicts the history of treatment of Indians by Britishers during those events.