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Gandhi Museum - Madurai

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Address: Madurai, India
Phone Number: 0452 2531060
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A moving visit

The Ghandi Museum occupies a 17th century Nayak queen's palace and concentrates on the history of India’s struggle for independence from 1757 to 1947 and, in particular, the role... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Ghandi Museum occupies a 17th century Nayak queen's palace and concentrates on the history of India’s struggle for independence from 1757 to 1947 and, in particular, the role Mahatma Gandhi played in the later part of this story. The Museum develops the theme with lots of pictures, clippings and photos and the English text explains things very well, albeit... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

How could a Queen of Madurais Palace has been renamed to Gandhiji.? This is the question arised in my mind. A very beautiful and peaceful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Mahatma decided not to wear shirt in Madurai. Madurai is remembering Mahatma forever. It is a nice place and every tourist must visit

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Varkala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

So interesting to visit this museum. you get a lot of interesting news about India and especially this unique personality who led India into independence. You HAVE to visit this museum, if you visit Madurai.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A must visit place in soth India to know more about father india ! It was really informative and amazed to lot about Gandhi ji. Its maintained well but need some renovation.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

By European standards, the Ghandi Museum is desperatly in need of a makeover, but by Indian standards, it is very good. The tour starts by taking you through Indian history from 1000 years ago to present day. From an English point of view, it is a bit biased, but quite informative. I learnt a few things that I didn't know.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very well maintained . Excellent exhibits depicting in detail important events in Indian history leading to the India's freedom. Exhibits of Gandhiji's life, his writings, his belongings etc....brought goosebumps as you saw them and read the exhibits. I realized how blessed we are and how thankful we should be to our leaders and the millions of ordinary citizens who sacrificed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There is a lot of interesting stuff in this museum but unfortunately everything looks a little drab and in need of modernisation. Less would be more as they say. Every wall is covered in boards that are covered in writing and it becomes a bit of an effort after a while. The whole place could do with some investment and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Really, its a load of information boards. If all you want is to read about the great man then there is lots of literature available in libraries and on-line! I was expecting a bit more, and I think he deserves a better tribute than this.

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This museum, has some articles related to Gandhi, other than that, it has nothing major to boast of. It is sitting on some seriously prime real estate and i am sure the city can do something with this and build a good monument. the building itself looks great and the place is kept very clean. Other than that if possible... More 

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