Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai

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At Gandhi Memorial Museum, explore one of the five museums in India dedicated to Gandhi, located in the impressive Tamukkam Palace. The memorial museum was established in 1959, after an appeal by the citizens of India, who wanted to see memorials built in Gandhi’s honor. Wander through the historic palace, and discover the blood-stained clothes worn by Gandhi when he was assassinated in 1948. You’ll also find many letters of interest on display, as well as collections relating to India's fight for freedom, Gandhi's life story, and the nation's political history. A visit to Gandhi Memorial Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Madurai day trip tool to plot your vacation.
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  • Located in a quiet place, this memorial of Gandhi contains a "Visual Biography of Bapuji" containing photos, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, quotations and selected copies of his letters and...  more »
  • This 17th century palace of the Madurai Nayakkan Kings and Queens, now serves as a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Nicely laid out museum with important artifacts  more »
  • This is a great museum to visit for anybody interested in the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. It is interestingly laid out. It also has on display a piece of the garment that the Mahatma wore when.....  more »
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  • We should be actually proud to have this museum in our city..It is a pity that the museum has not changed in so many years. It is looking just the same way since my school days that is in 70s. So many things could have been done to make it a great one .Hope things would turn around and it will be given a facelift...
  • Gandhi is the treasure of our country. One of the iconic places in South India is Madurai. Gandhi museum has been an iconic Placeto visit in Madurai. One can see various things and other day to day materials used by the father of our nation. Proud to be an Indian.
  • A must visit centre to know in detail about the life, sacrifice, contributions of the Father of Our Nation Mahatma Gandhi. His rich early life, studies in United Kingdom, work in South Africa, the process of Satyagraha, Tolstoy Farm, are well depicted. After coming to India, how Gandhi travelled all over India and discovered India and it's poverty and spiritual richness are well documented. A must visit to every Indian to understand how we got freedom and how much care we need to take in order to keep it safe.
  • The only peaceful place in the whole of Madurai as not many people visit the museum. It was a refreshing change after the hustle and bustle of the temples. The content of the museum is mainly in written form and younger ones will quickly loose interest. We specifically went looking for couple of artifacts which we had read about earlier and couldn't go through the entire content of the museum due to our restless 7 year old. Museum could use some better upkeep and upgradation in terms of lighting, display cases etc.
  • Amazing museum. Strange thing is there is no entry ticket for Indian or not even for foreigners! Still it is very well maintained, information posted is worth reading. You need at least 2-4 hours to read or see it perfectly....

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