Dedicated to the brave hearts of Punjab, the War Heroes Memorial and Museum is a tribute to the immortal spirit of patriotism of the state. The building incorporates both modern and traditional architectural influences and houses a stunning gallery where various artefacts can be viewed. From photographs, paintings and illustrations to weapons and interactive panels, the museum is equipped to the hilt. A particular highlight is the collection of photographs from the 1965 and 1971 wars. A mural, which commemorates the 21 Sikh soldiers who were martyred in the 1971 war, occupies a pride of place in the gallery. 
The museum holds almost three eras of history within its precincts - Pre-British, British and Post-Independence. A 7D auditorium gives an interesting insight into the history of the military and war. The chief attraction of the place is a 45-metre stainless steel sword that represents the courage and valour of the soldiers who defended the country during various wars. You can also find exhibits of decommissioned aircraft carrier ship MiG-23, three tanks and INS Vikrant, a majestic aircraft-carrier of the Indian Navy that played a key role in naval blockades during the 1971 War. The museum lies close to the Indo-Pak International Border and can be visited before attending the thrilling Beating Retreat Ceremony at the Wagah border.

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