Gandhi Museum, Madurai

Gandhi Museum

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About Gandhi Museum

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.30 PM

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

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  • Very Good 2
  • Good 1
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Soaib Aktar

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  • Soaib Aktar
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 4 Reviews
  •  112 readers

"Gandhi museum"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 12, 2017
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.
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Chandan kumar bhattacharjee

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  • Chandan kumar bhattacharjee
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  684 readers

"Great experience to go through the history of India"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 13, 2017
It is worth visit to learn history. The library is good having books on Gandhiji and freedom struggle. Ambience 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.
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Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath

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  • Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath
  • 110 photos
  • 63 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  33748 readers

"Mahatma Gandhi's memorial museum, Madurai"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 2, 2016
The Gandhi Museum is one of the five sangrahalaya of Gandhi in Madurai. It's 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 written by Gandhiji. The surrounding garden around the building is beautifully maintained.
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Purshottam Maheshwari

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  • Purshottam Maheshwari
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 6 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  9286 readers

"Good place for history lovers"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 17, 2015
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 Gandhi's life are displayed here, when you are at Madurai you must visit this place, you will like this place.
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Vignesh Murali

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  • Vignesh Murali
  • Lives in Erode
  • 8 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  6842 readers

"Good visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015
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 Gandhiji. Its very useful.
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  • 2 votes

Kandharaj Johnson

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  • Kandharaj Johnson
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  5448 readers

"A Museum to know about the life of Mahatma Gandhi"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 23, 2014
This Gandhi Museum at Madurai, was supposed to be Rani Mangammal's summer palace. Now this Museum has Gandhiji's blood-stained cloth, which Gandhiji had worn when he was shot dead. Also, it has a lot 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 many activities involved.
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ravipad

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  • 12 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  13701 readers

"Place to learn for children"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted May 19, 2014
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 is really good. Even the dhoti is not well preserved. It could have been easily preserved in a air-tight glass container filled with inactive gas.
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  • 2 votes

Roy Simon

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  • Roy Simon
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 4 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  7778 readers

"Impressive Museum"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2013
Quite impressive to have visited this Museum although not much of time I spent there, but overall quite and experience.
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  • 3 votes

Suryanarayana Murthy

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  • Suryanarayana Murthy
  • Soulseeker
  • 10 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  93 helpful votes
  •  29864 readers

"Happy to know certain facts"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 6, 2013
A great and memorable occasion to note and recollect. Happy to know certain things / facts by observation. High end of attraction.
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Venkat raman

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  • Venkat raman
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  • 27 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
  •  32385 readers

"In memory of Gandhi"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2013
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 p.m.to 5 p.m.
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