National War Museum


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National War Museum Overview

Ranked 17 of 410 sightseeing in Pune

National War Museum was built by Express Citizen’s Forum, an organisation of Pune citizens. After the stone laying foundation held in November 1977, the museum was opened in October 1998. Situated at Pune Cantonment, an area reserved for armed forces, the museum is made of pillars and measures 25 ft in height.

Its construction done by collecting funds from the citizens of the country made it the only war memorial in South Asia to be built by raising funds from the public. On display in the museum is a MIG 23 BN that was used in the Kargil War.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Er. rahul

Er. rahul4.3/5

184 reviews

National war museum

The museum owes its existence to the efforts and contributions of countless people from all walk of life. It has hence, become a popular attraction for the town, that celebrates and creates increasing awareness and knowledge about Indian army and its soldiersRead M
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Raunaq Panwar

Raunaq Panwar4.3/5

21 reviews

A must visit monument by every Indian

Feeling very proud and nostalgic when we visited this monument a must for every Indian. It is in the Pune Cantonment area. Should visit during the day time as it can be viewed better.


A S3.9/5

453 reviews

Good to watch

Pune is also the hub of the Indin Airforce may be that is the reason why the National war museum here is a well maintained palace with such immaculate indoors that someone can actually live there for real if required. There are several interesting models from the defence including all three wings of army, navy and air force.

Shivam Gupta

Shivam Gupta3.6/5

127 reviews

Tribute to Martyrs

It is a war memorial dedicated to post-independence martyrs of our country.One of the major highlight is a MIG plane (used in Kargil War) which is on a display for visitors.

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National War Museum, Pune