Opposite the Residency, on the bank of the river Gomti, stands a white marble memorial amidst a beautiful park. It was built in the 1970s and is dedicated to the martyrs who laid down their lives during the Freedom Movement of India.
The Shahid Smarak Meerut devoted to Martyrs of India and specially associated with the first war for freedom of India 1857. It is situated on Delhi road about 6 km. North-East from the city Railway Station and at a distance of about 200 mtrs from Delhi Bus Station (Bhaisaii). The compounds of Shahid Smark is well decorated, lush and green, with a Shahid Stambh in the premises devoted to the Martyrs Freedom Fighters. In the compound of Shahid Smark there is situated Government first Freedom Struggle 1857 museum.
The museum collects, preserves, documents and exhibit cultural property of glorious past depicting important episode of the war of independence 1857 through paintings, relief and dioramas.