A silent witness of the First war of India’s Independence -The history of the Residency can be traced back to 1774 AD when Nawab Shujauddhaula agreed to have a British resident stationed in Awadh.
Residency was established at Lucknow when the capital of Awadh was shifted from Faizabad to Lucknow in the year 1775 AD. Originally the site of the Residency belonged to Sheikhzadas.
Nawab Asafuddaula started the construction of Lucknow Residency in the year 1775 AD. You can view here a two storey Museum . Entry : Rs.5/- only.