The Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Museum is a popular tourist spot which is dedicated to one of the most famous freedom fighters of India. The museum is about 4 kms from Kurseong Town in Giddhapahar. The museum gives insights into the freedom struggles of the country through the various letters, photographs and memorabilia that is present there which are housed in four galleries.
Netaji Museum is a historic house allied with sanctified memories of two well-known sons of India - Sarat Chandra Bose and Subhash Chandra Bose. Sarat Chandra Bose purchased the house in 1922 from Rowley Lascelles Ward.
Sarat Chandra was interned for 2 years by Britishers in this house between 1933 and 1935. Next year Netaji was placed under house arrest by the British Government in India in this house for 7 months. From this place, Netaji contributed a lot to national affairs. Sarat Chandra and his wife Bibhabati Debi used to visit the house frequently and spent considerable time during 1950-54. In 1996, Govt. of West Bengal acquired, restored and renovated the house, and placed it under the management of Netaji Institute for Asian Study, Kolkata.
The Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Museum
The 4-room museum was designed and developed by the Indian Museum, Kolkata and its picture galleries were opened by Sri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Governor of West Bengal on 20 May, 2005. Pictures and documents related to great historical events like Indian National Army, Haripura Congress Session, interaction with Rabindranath Tagore and Jawharlal Nehru, participation of Hill people in Indian National Movement, personal artifacts of Netajiand most importantly a lot of personal communications with his wife are displayed in the Museum.
Visitors of Kurseong and even the tourists going to Darjeeling must visit this place and spend at least one hour to pay homage to the great freedom fighter. The beauty of the place around is also very charming.