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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial


This National Museum is housed in the Moti Shahi Mahal in the Shahibaug area. It was constructed between 1618 and 1622 for the Shah Jahan. The building was later used as a British cantonment to house the senior officials. In the year 1978, the building was transformed into a national memorial dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Now the museum has been further enhanced with the latest technological interventions, for a more interactive experience. This building is also known as the Motishahi Mahal.


In 1878, the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore stayed here when he was only seventeen years old and this building served as an inspiration behind his story The Hungry Stones. After the Indian independence, from 1960 to 1978, this palace became the Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Gujarat In the year 1978, The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel museum was set up in the year 1978 by Shri Babubhai Jasbhai Patel, the then Hon. Chief Minister. The museum was later enhanced in 2013 with the inclusion of interactive exhibits, under the guidance of Shri. Dinsha Patel and other members of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Memorial Society. Shri RS Patel with his vision and leadership significantly contributed to transforming it into a museum of international standards.Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon. Prime Minister of India, H.E. Dr. Kamala Beniwal, Governor of Gujarat and Shri Narendra Modi, Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurated the museum on 29th October 2013.

Full Address

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial, Gandhi-Sardar Smruthi Chowk,Opp. Circuit House, Moti Shahi Mahal, Shahibag, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004.


Type of Place

  • Museum

Prefered For

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport
  • Kalupur railway station.

Important Information

  • ◆Open timing- 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM ◆3D show timing - 7:00 PM to 7:45PM( Saturday & sunday only ) ◆ Monday closed ◆ Fees - ●adults - ₹30 ●children - ₹10


  • ◆ Multimedia 1 (MM1) :-This multimedia hall is a state-of-the-art experience Center that details the lifestyle of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The interactive exhibits in this hall include: • Gesture wall • Wall projections • A short film on the Ironman of India ◆Multimedia 2 (MM2) :- This multimedia hall is a state-of-the-art experience center that shares information about SardarVallabhbhai Patel interactively. The interactive exhibits in this hall include: • Mural with LCD displays • Archived newspaper • Tribute messages • Timeline sliding LCD • Jail zone • Interactive Charkha • Speeches of Sardar • Multi-touch table • Interactive Quiz • Feedback & 3D show, museum, Mughal garden are the most attractive things here.

Things to Buy

  • A great place to shop for handloom and handicraft items prepared by local artisans, Ahmedabad Haat gives you ample opportunity to shop to your heart’s content. You can look forward to buying artifacts representing the culture of Gujarat, traditional embroidery, dress material, bandhani from Kutch and Jamnagar, oxidized and pearl.

Things to Eat

  • ◆ Khakhra•“A Pure Indulgence of taste and Health”, Induben’s is the perfect stop for Khakhras and other Gujju Nashtas. Famous for their khakhras, fafdas, Namkeen, Papad, Chutney and Mukhwas, Induben snack shop boasts about their spicy, tangy and delicate preparations. ◆Khaman - This soft and spongy Gujarati delicacy is a must element of the street food guide of Amdavad. Often confused with Dhokla, Khaman is softer, juicier and Tangier. Served with freshly chopped onions, Sev and garnished with mustard seeds, green chillies, and coriander leaves, Khaman is an inseparable part of Gujarati snack. Do check out Das kaka’s Khaman outlets all across the city.

Things to enjoy

  • One should enjoy here 3D shows, attractive and beautiful artifacts in the museum, & and fun time in Mughal garden.