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Gandhi Museum - Madurai

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Address: Madurai, India
Phone Number: 0452 2531060
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For all lovers of Indian history

A good collection of artefacts from the Indian freedom struggle period along with possessions of the father of nation- Mahatma Gandhi. Worth a visit for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The museum used to be Collector's bungalow. In itself, it's a nice colonial structure. The history of freedom struggle is beautifully depicted. But you are visiting the place to pay homage to Gandhi-ji. The dhoti he was wearing at the time of his assassination, blood stained, is kept here. The room in which it is kept is painted black. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A good collection of artefacts from the Indian freedom struggle period along with possessions of the father of nation- Mahatma Gandhi. Worth a visit for sure.

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Tamilnadu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Gandhi Musuem in Madurai is historically a very significant memorial monument for Mahatma Gandhi. His clothes worn during his assassination are preserved here. The depiction of the Freedom Struggle is illustrative, hugely informative and interesting for any lover of history.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

One should definitely visit the Gandhi museum if you are in Madurai. The museum chronicles the history of India's independence struggle. There are a lot of paraphernalia that belonged to Gandhiji including the loin cloth that Gandhiji had worn when he was assassinated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This museum is housed in the old palace of Rani Mangammal. The museum depicts the highlights of the freedom struggle and has a picture gallery of Gandhian movement. The museum is open on all days and has a gallery of relics, Khadi and village industries and South Indian handicrafts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was impressed by the amount of information delivered by the museum. I learned a great many things about the Independence movement and Gandhi as a person. A wonderful hour long diversion. Easy to recommend for the historically conscientious.

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Box Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great place to visit, sets out the political history of India. Especially recommend to tourists who might not be familiar with India's History but want a overview.

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