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“not so nice” 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.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“not so nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

i wasnt quite delighted when i visited with my 5 yr old daughter as this place is nice but lacks information about the artifacts

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“Excellent place to visit for people interested by the Indian/UK history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We enter into the life of S Gandhi and discover his childhood through pictures and arttifacts and a lot of private rooms where he has been living. Very emotional for us.

Visited February 2013
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“Decent museum certainly worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Mani Bhavan is actually an older house located in Mumbai that served as Gandhi’s headquarters for various political activities between 1917 and 1934. Satyagraha (“truth force”) against the Rowlatt Act (draconian measures enforced to prevent public unrest) was actually launched from here in 1919. Today, the house functions as a (free!) museum and research center dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s life and the principles associated with his movement.

The museum is fairly small, spatially limited by the building, as much of an historical asset as the latter represents. The ground floor is the least accessible to tourists but probably the most important for academicians and future generations; it consists of a library of more than 50,000 volumes in reference and lending sections along with 50 periodicals dedicated to Gandhiji and allied subjects. Moving up to the first floor, there are dozens of large story boards, pictures, and quotations encompassing most of the major episodes from Gandhi’s life and times. Included among these are photostats of numerous letters written to, by, and about Gandhi which encompass a wide variety of topics and personalities from the atomic bomb to Hitler and Roosevelt. The second floor contains a small room which used to be Gandhiji’s living room and work place, along with twenty-eight tableaux dioramas that encompass his life and times.

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here and spent almost two hours on site. I did quite a bit of reading about India but very little about Gandhi before traveling to Mumbai so the visit was more of a primary learning experience as much as it was visiting an historical building. The dioramas on the second floor were by far the highlight, as not only can you essentially review Gandhi’s life through these but these mobile theaters are works of art in themselves. There was something very comforting about examining them as more museums these days seem to be moving towards computers and electronics to convey their information. Overall I would definitely endorse a stop here if you are visiting Mumbai… thumbs up!

Visited January 2013
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“A Very Interesting Quiet Place of Deep History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a must when in this majestic city of Mumbai. Gandhis house is now a museum dedicated to the life of a great man told in graffic and much detailed way. His life stories and struggles are there to see and also there is a tranquility about it that is awesome.

Visited March 2012
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“A True Saint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very informative and culture conscious. An insight about a man that dedicated his life to reformation and stood for his culture and beliefs. He laid his life for his people and his country.

Visited January 2013
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