The City Museum is devoted to chronicling
the planning, evolution and architecture of the city. Planned by
Corbusier, the City Museum is housed in a building that is part of the
Chandigarh Museum complex in sector 10, Chandigarh. The objective of
setting up of the museum was to document and display the sequential
planning that went into this unique urban experiment and to bring out the
distinctive and significant aspects of its layout and design.
Mr. I. K. Gujral, ex-Prime Minister of India, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of India's independence and to spread awareness about Chandigarh, inaugurated the City Museum on 17 December 1997. The history, planning and architecture of Chandigarh is brought together in this display of valuable archival material containing original documents, notes and sketches together with maps, photographs, plans and models of important buildings. The Arts College, whose innovative studio sections were sketched by Corbusier, is also part of the museum complex.
Students, professionals, visitors, tourists as well as resident, continue to enjoy as well as be educated by their journey through the city Museum. Guided tours as well as special guided tours on nominal charges are provided on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.