First, we entered the museum. There were a lot of cabinets filled with different artefacts from Sikh history such as: art, a replica of the golden temple, the five K`s and many more exciting things. In here we took off our shoes to show respect. In the kitchen, they would normally give a special food, but as we were a school they just gave us a digestive biscuit. Millie and Millie
As you walk into the Gudwara you will see a large Community Kitchen where people eat, everyone shares their food and it is a happy place to eat in. The food that they can’t have/eat goes to the homeless or other Gudwaras. Sikhs only eat vegetarian food; rice, pasta, vegetables etc. The next room that we went in was a small museum with lots of paintings, objects and different Sikh items (this room was our base room which we spent most of our time in). We learnt a lot about what Sikhs do as you know they have to wear a turban or scarf on their head to cover their hair as a sign of respect to God, you also have to take your shoes off in the Gudwara. For a couple of minutes we went in another room where the holy book was being read from start to finish we didn’t stay in there for long as a family had just lost a relative and it was quite hard for them. Overall it was a great experience and I really enjoyed it. By Jessica and Kayleigh
We walked through the entrance and instantly we saw the langar hall, in front of us we also saw a family eating a supper on the wooden tables. Straight after that, we walked downstairs into the mini museum which was full of miniature models and pictures which represented all of the great things that happened while Guru Nanak was alive. After the man talked to us about all the amazing things there he showed us all the things he was wearing that represented the gods: the kesh, kara, kirpan, kangha and the kercha. Next, we went upstairs (where the book was) and the man was singing and we also got cookies. Samuel
When we arrived at the temple we were in the langar hall where the food is served/stored; if the food is not used it is given to the home less or to other Gurdwaras. As we went down the long-twisted stairs, we went into the underground museum. While we were there, we learnt about the 5 K’s and WWI and WWII. They would normally give out this special type of biscuit: since we were a school we just got a chocolate digestive.
This was a religious experience meeting all the people that showed so much passion for their faith and beliefs. I enjoyed speaking to Mr Singh: he taught us about so many interesting artefacts. Tom and Om
Firstly, you see a room called a Langar. As you are aware, it is where they share food to the people nearby. After that, you go to a museum downstairs, there is a lot of special and mesmerising artwork, they wanted me to do the fantastic pictures myself.
Upstairs, there was a family; we had to respect them as a fellow relative had recently passed. Cem and Will
The Gurdwara is a good area for people. The place is a sharing, caring and peaceful. We felt relaxed and calm. It has mesmerising items that you do not see every day. It is a place you should go…
The langar is a place where they cook their food; it is just like a kitchen. They serve vegetarian food only, they will allow dry food as well. Anyone is allowed to help, the place shows that teamwork is used everywhere.
Mune and David