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“Ghandi Bungalow in Dehli has more impact.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
19 Laburnam Rd | Gamdevi, Mumbai (Bombay) 400 007, India
91 22 2380 5864
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Mahatma Gandhi once lived in this simple, two-story building, which is now a museum, library and research center depicting Gandhi's life and struggles for Indian freedom through peaceful means.
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“Ghandi Bungalow in Dehli has more impact.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

If you are not going to Dehli then visit this house. The letters that Ghandi wrote to Hitler and other world leaders are moving. However, the house is not set out as well as it could be. Ghandi was a great man and after seeing his home in Dehli, I felt that this was rather shambolic although the content is interesting.

Visited October 2012
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“Good showcase”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I wanted to visit this museum for long and I was not disappointed: it showcases all you need and want to know about the character. Very informative

Visited October 2012
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“Mani Bhavan - Gandhi House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Mani Bhavan is such an interesting museum. The building itself is a very pretty two-storied building tucked away on a quiet side street. Whenever Gandhi was in Mumbai -between 1917 and 1934 -Mani Bhavan was his headquarters. It was from here that Gandhi initiated several important movements that included Civil Disobedience (that led to the end of the British rule), Satyagraha (nonviolent protest), Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements.

On the second floor you will see the room where Gandi worked. It has been well preserved in its original setting. The terrace where Gandhi slept and held prayers has a bronze plaque that marks the spot where Gandhi was arrested in 1932.

The amazing library holds 50,000 books, many by or about Gandhi. The picture gallery has various photos of Gandhi and letters written by him.

My favorite exhibit at the museum were the dioramas that depict various important events in Gandhi's life through mini figures in almost 30 settings. Very well done!

I am sure that no matter how much you know about Gandhi, you will find something that you did not know when you visit Mani Bhavan.

The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No entrance fee but donations are welcome.

Address: 19 Laburnum Road, Gamdevi
Directions: Near Chowpatty Beach
Phone: 22-2380 5864
Website: http://www.gandhi-manibhavan.org/

Visited January 2012
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“Nice museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A nice little museum in the house Gandhi stayed in while in Mumbai. Many pictures of Gandhi, you can see his library, his bedroom and his lifestory shown by clay figurines in glass cases.

Visited October 2012
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Being a South African I have visited the museum 3 times now with family, colleagues and friends. A must-see for those who have an interest in Gandhi and a definite must for fellow South Africans as it covers a lot of Gandhi's time in SA as well

Visited October 2012
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