Dagshai Jail Museum

Dagshai Jail Museum

A former British prison, Dagshai Jail Museum is the only museum of its kind in the country, apart from Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Mahatma Gandhi stayed in this jail for a year to give moral support to the Irish, who were in open mutiny against the British. Walking through the museum is a chilling experience. It houses 54 cells that have two doors, about three feet apart. One of the cells was especially used to mete out harsh punishment to prisoners, and other was a VIP cell that housed luxuries like a washroom and a fireplace. The cells have no source of light or ventilation and no doubt it was infamous for being inescapable. Today, the museum exhibits about 160-year-old history of the region.

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