Gandhi Museum


14.3/5(15 Ratings)

Gandhi Museum Overview

Ranked 7 of 15 sightseeing in Madurai

Gandhi Museum consists of memorabilia of Mahatma Gandhi and is one of the five Gandhi Museums in the country. The museum houses blood stained dhoti that he was wearing at the time of his assassination along with photographs of his lifetime.

The museum was earlier the palace of Rani Mangammal of the Nayak dynasty. It was later converted into Gandhi Museum by the Gandhi Memorial Trust after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.

The premises of the museum have a bookshop, which provides a collection of books on the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum encompasses an open air theatre which can accommodate around 8,000 people. This theatre is used to organise cultural programmes, weekly film shows and public meetings on special occasions.

What travellers are saying about Gandhi Museum

Experience scale
  • Excellent 4
  • Average 2
  • Very Good 2
  • Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM

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67% voted as clean

Review and Ratings

Soaib Aktar5.0/5

4 reviews

Gandhi museum

GANDHI museum from we can know the history of GANDHI family,It is all about their family,we also can make few purchase from nearby shops related to their family.

Chandan kumar bhattacharjee2.9/5

5 reviews

Great experience to go through the history of India

It is worth visit to learn history. The library is good having books on Gandhiji and freedom struggle. Ambiance is cool and peaceful. Toilet facility is available but dirty and stinking. Drinking water is available through taps provided in the open. Armament of yester years placed in showcases are worth viewing.

Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath5.0/5

63 reviews

Mahatma Gandhi's memorial museum, Madurai

The gandhi museum is one of the five sanghralayas of gandhi in madurai. its beautifully renovated by the government. In the north wing there is an library, open air theater etc. The museum contains many books and some historic letters writen by Ghandiji . The surrounding garden around the building is beautifully maintained.

Purshottam Maheshwari4.3/5

12 reviews

Good place for history lovers

The Museum displayed the actual photos of freedom war of india . The place having original letter written by BAPU.The Museum having original DHOTI, CHAPPAL, CHASMA and THALI of bapu.Rare photos of Gandhiji life are displayed here.when you are at madurai you must visit this place .you will like this place.

Vignesh Murali5.0/5

8 reviews

Good visit

A very neat and cleaned surrounding. Having plenty of photos of our Father of our nation Shri.MK Gandhi. Having total history from birth to death of Ghandhiji. Its very useful.

Kandharaj Johnson4.3/5

6 reviews

A Museum to know about the life of Mahatma Gandhi

This Gandhi Museum at Madurai, was supposed to be Rani Mangammal's summer palace.Now this Museum has Gandhiji's bloodstained shall which Gandhiji had worn when he was shot dead. Also it has lots of things which was used by Gandhiji and during his time period.There is also an art museum inside the campus. The place is big and has lots of activities involved.

Ravi Padmanabhan2.9/5

12 reviews

Place to learn for children

Not many South Indian children would know about the contribution of the locals to the freedom movement. Apart from the famous blood-stained dhoti no other exhibit was really good. Even the dhoti was not well preserved. It could have been easily preserved in a air-tight glass container filled with inactive gas.

Roy Simon4.6/5

4 reviews

Impressive Museum

quite impressive to have visited this Museum although not much of time I spent there, but overall quite and experience.

Suryanarayana Murthy5.0/5

23 reviews

Happy to know certain facts

a great and memorable occasion to note and recollect.. happy to know certain things / facts by observation .. high end of attraction ..

Venkat raman3.6/5

27 reviews

In memory of Gandhi

The Gandhi Memorial Museum is one of the places to visit in Madurai city. It is housed in a 300 year old Maharani palace and dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.There is a picture gallery,a library related to Mahatma Gandhi and an exhibition of South Indian Handi craft. It is opened betwee 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 5 p.m.