The Duleep Singh Virtual Trail
The Maharajah Duleep Singh Family
East of England Heritage Virtual Trail
Follow in the footsteps of the Duleep Singh Family online
The Maharajah Duleep Singh Family Heritage Trail for the East of England is inspired by the Festival of Norfolk & Punjab, and the fascinating stories unearthed about Duleep Singh and his family. The last royal family of the Punjab settled in Norfolk in 1854 and left us important and valuable legacies, embedded in the people, buildings and landscape of the area. The trail takes you to museums, halls, houses and churches across Thetford, Norfolk and beyond, following in the footsteps of these significant historical figures, highlighting their influences and bringing their stories to life.
The project is supported by the Heritage Fund, working in partnership with Norfolk Museum Services and the Anglo Punjab Heritage Foundation.
Image credit: The Duleep Singh statue, photographer Carl Harding Palmera
Stay In and Play
Take a Virtual Tour from your living room!
Follow the virtual trail on googlemaps at http://bit.ly/duleepsinghtrail (embedded below)… perfect for those currently self-isolating, social distancing and in quarantine due to the Coronavirus. Click on each location in turn to read about its story and connection to the Duleep Singh Family. Please note that the virtual trail may not work on iPads and iPhones, due to compatibility issues with Google.
The accompanying Duleep Singh Family Trail Booklet provides an in-depth context, with an introduction by Sikh Historian Peter Bance and more information about individual family members.