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Gandhi Museum - Madurai

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Address: Madurai, India
Phone Number: 0452 2531060
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The enlightening story of a great man

All Brits who come here should experience this museum. We treated India shamefully and this man stood up to us. The story is told here in panels covering the history of India... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom
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Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

All Brits who come here should experience this museum. We treated India shamefully and this man stood up to us. The story is told here in panels covering the history of India during his life-time, so as you walk through you discover what happened. He is rightly venerated in this, the city where he decided to identify with the farmers,... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Located in the centre of the city, the museum is no different from any other Gandhi museum in the country, standard exhibition of gandhi's cloth during this execution, his slippers and photos of his early life and mission can be seen. Large open space in the campus will be good option to spend time leisurely. Near Rajaji Children's park is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Realising that my title sounds very condescending , but I am taking into consideration the other 5 museums visited on this trip . I found the story of Gandhi and Indian independence really interesting , with the quaint picture boards and old photos . They at least took you through step by step and made me realise what an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A place to visit if you are in Madurai. Many locals even visit this place. This is a place were kids can understand about what is freedom struggle and how our earlier generation fought a war with english people

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Having the memories of Gandhiji near Madurai medical college is more special. Such a nice place to have the Museum. I have seen the old things of Gandhiji. His slippers, walking stick, clothes, etc. Must visit the home of the father of nation

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must visit museum to know more about Gandhiji. When he came here for the first time he was taken a back because most of the people who gathered to see him do not have proper clothing and here only he shed his upper clothing and became a half naked faker.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Gandhi Museum is the one of the best museum maintained by Archealogical Survey of India. It has excellent photographs of Pre-independence memories of India.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Gandhi museum is a 10 minute walk from my hotel, mostly along a relatively quiet road (by Madurai standards). At the end of the road is a cross-street with the museum on the other side, so you get to look at it for a while as you come closer. The building is an attractive older mansion. The exhibits are... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After the Shree Meenakshi Temple, the Gandhi Museum is probably Madurai's #2 must see site. There are 2 main groups of exhibits. The first deals with the repression that Indians endured under colonial rule and the birth and rise of the Independence movement through to when Independence was achieved in 1947. The second deals with Ghandi's life, philosophy, teachings and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The gandhi museums is perhaps one amongst the best museum of Mahatma Gandhi in the country. It's maintained by archaeological survey of india. The entry is free. Provides a chronological and excellent view of india's struggle for freedom and Mahatma gandhi life through never before seen photographs. Also kept are the original Mahatma Gandhi blood stained loincloth /dhoti which he... More 

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