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Gandhi Museum - Madurai

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Address: Madurai, India
Phone Number: 0452 2531060
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Important history, Gandhi relics

This free museum is well worth a visit to get a simple introduction to modern Indian history and the struggle for independence. (There is a small fee for cameras - good to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This free museum is well worth a visit to get a simple introduction to modern Indian history and the struggle for independence. (There is a small fee for cameras - good to take pictures for remembering new dates and people.) The first half of the museum is history boards. You will better understand the internal conflicts and the key leaders... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

nice museum with no charges....nice .....free entry to all..in near by area one good park for children with toy train inside too...one temple opposite...so overall good place to spend 4 to 5 hours

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of independence and of Ghandi is so interesting, and the setting (old tax collectors mansion) that this is worth a visit, but the style of presentation could be better. Essentially a series of boards telling a chronological history of colonialism and subsequent independence, it pulls no punches and keeps the attentive interested, but the lack of variety makes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I now have a comprehensive understanding of Gandhi's life and his work after visiting this museum, it is well built and designed in such a way that you can see the entire history of his life. Good place to visit, time was well spent here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit having little prior knowledge of Indian history or its struggle for independence. This museum provided a lot of background information and context as well as presenting a thorough picture of Gandhi himself. It was a lot more comprehensive than I expected, with a lot of reading, so it was pretty heavy going! We only allowed an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The part of the museum dealing with the life and work of Gandhi, including his visits to Madurai was very good with interesting artefacts and possessions of Gandhi and good explanations of his work. Some of the written material dealing with the earlier British trading and conquests of the separate Indian kingdoms was not very historical being more informed by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply put Gandhi was one of the greatest moral and human emanations the divine has ever configured for life on Earth. Come to this museum to rejoice in his great humanity and our shared human experience

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Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well planned museum. It was here that Gandhiji decided to give up his western clothes and start wearing the dhoti. Many of his original and reconstructed artifacts are available for viewing. I liked the fact that each item is clearly labeled as an original item or a model of the original. His last shawl with his blood stains is kept... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure if this is a govt owned entity or not but whoever is managing it, is doing a great job! Very well kept and they do not charge any entrance fee. The place provides you with a lot of inputs on english invasion of india and phases of freedom revolution. Major attraction is display of dhoti gandhi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum as we had heard such good feedback about it. We were not disappointed it gave a great insight into the man from his early days to after he died. Covered his great struggle in life and how this made him stronger and a man for the people with all his philosophies.

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