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Gandhi Museum - Madurai

Madurai, India
0452 2531060
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Madurai
Type: Museums
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New Haven, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Only knew the highlights about gandhi before I visited the museum. Very well organized panels and displays in sequential order, including background of british colonialism. We listened to school kids singing outside the museum. Overall very traditional museum passive experience. I think there are other spots in the museum complex with activites for school groups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

we spent about an hour here and thought it was very informative. it chronicles Gandhi's life and gives you the history of India so you can see how everything interweaves. There is a small memorial garden to the side and Gandhi's house although i am not sure if it's a replica or his actual house rebuilt on site. Quite moving... More

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Bangalore, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You dont like to read or you do not like to read history- skip this one! It was saddening to see tourists just rush through the history! They have very detailed, step by step contributions of Gandhiji as well as other revolutionaries with some nice paintings. You will know the incidents which happened at various places(India and Outside)relating to independence.... More

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Bangalore, India
13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well maintained. But remember there is a timing pressure. They close from 1 to 2 pm. Gandhiji's robe before death is there. Somehow I did not find any of the bookshops open.

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Pune, India
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Gandhi Museum is one among 5 of the museums dedicated to his personal belongings. Very few museums in India has things related to Gandhi ji. This is a must visit place in Madurai. It has photos of many episodes of history and its a good place to visit. They have personal belongings of Gandhi ji also like his specs, his... More

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Mysore, India
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Gandhi Musuem is so informative, you get all kind of details regarding Gandhi, freedom struggle and the evolution of our Indian National Flag and all sorts of other things.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

every one should visit this place in madurai. the old well designed architectural building with the memories of our natonal father mahathma gandhiji. here they kept many items which was personally used by gandhiji. also they kept the gandhiji dress with his blood for display. it is a one of the place every indian could visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A small but interesting museum devoted to the life of Gandhi and his many and varied achievements. Not really necessary to pay the camera charge as there isn't much to take a photo of.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Madurai is were gandhi made his mind of wearing only dhoti by seeing the most people of madurai males and the blood stained cloth( which he wore when he was shot) is still maintained here

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Situated in a quiet part of Madurai, this is one of 5 Museums devoted to the great architect of India's freedom. It stands in a pleasant part of this rather dirty city, in a renovated former Palace nicely surrounded by lawns and gardens, in which a dramatic statue of the Mahatma is located. The interior includes various memorabilia of Gandhi,... More

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