History of the Gurdwara

Guru Nanak Gurdwara is the first Sikh Gurdwara in Leicester.  It was originally set up in the 1960s on New Walk, moving into this former building in 1989. The area around the Gurdwara is known as Holy Bones, taking its name from the medieval street that led to the nearby St Nicholas Church. The Gurdwara (the residence of the guru) is not only a place of worship, but also houses a Punjabi school and library and acts as a community centre offering food, shelter and companionship to all those who need it.

A Sikh Museum dedicated to Sikh culture and history is also on the premises. It was set up in 1992. It contains an impressive collection of models, including one of the Golden Temple of Amritsar, as well as paintings, photographs and artifacts relating to the history of the Sikh religion and the sacrifice and devotion of its followers.