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Gandhi Museum - Madurai

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Address: Madurai, India
Phone Number: 0452 2531060
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Inspiring tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

One of the handful of Gandhi museums in India. Is a pretty inspiring place, chronicling the history of freedom struggle in India. Had a few personal belongings of Gandhiji... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bellevue, Washington

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the handful of Gandhi museums in India. Is a pretty inspiring place, chronicling the history of freedom struggle in India. Had a few personal belongings of Gandhiji including the cloth he wore when he was shot. I wouldn't rate it top class in terms of maintenance but hey, the admission is free and when you don't charge even... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exhibition is so so.There s nothing interesting much more than the history of india and all the history when the British came.However it s free enter,50RS for camera.

Thank BlessingBliss
Kochi (Cochin), India
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can know the History of India in this Museum, everything is portrayed in its walls. Mahathma Gandhi's Cloth also Kept in this place

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I was visiting Madurai, I managed to visit the famous Gandhi Museum. Frankly I was not too keen to visit the place but my father being a follower of Gandhi wanted to see the place. As they may not get the chance to visit this place again, I thought of taking them to the Museum. The building structure was... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has an excellent outline of India's history from 1600 when the East India Company was formed. Over 30 boards it tells the story of India up to 1947. You then proceed along a hallway to the rest of the display which I missed because the direction was not sign posted.

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Madurai, India
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gandhi Memorial Museum, is a memorial museum for Gandhi located in the city of Madurai , Since i live in madurai , during my school days, i have visited gandhi museum many times, Gandhi Museum, it is now one of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas (Gandhi Museums) in the country, there are huge collection of, letters, photos, are maintained in the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting and informative museum. It wasn't so large that the content was overwhelming. There were some handwritten letters that were good to read. The history of the Independence struggle was well explained. There is a really good bookshop nearby.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thirumalai Naicken Mahal & GandhiMuseum are good places to visit. One should also visit Azhagar Malai.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The exhibition is mostly simple wooden panels which have hand painted text and photographs added. There are some of Gandhi's personal possessions on display (including the bloodstained clothes he was wearing when he was assassinated). The exhibition may look a little out of date but it tells a great story in a simple and humble way, dare I say much... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Other han Minakshi temple, this is another tourist attraction in the city. It is housed in a big space with gardens all around. Avoid going during lunchtime as the museum remains closed. it houses many details, memorabilia and pictures related to mahatma gandhi and freedom movement of India.

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