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Gandhi Museum - Madurai

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This museum is free! There is a lot of writing and some of the story of Indian independence is difficult to comprehend. The East India Company has much to answer for. Be careful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect museum to learn the Ghandi story and the story of India's struggle for independence. The curators have kept it simple and straightforward with no bright lights or sideshows. Just facts told in true story telling fashion. A must see.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is free! There is a lot of writing and some of the story of Indian independence is difficult to comprehend. The East India Company has much to answer for. Be careful as this museum closes for lunch at 1pm so we were thrown out before we had properly finished. Definitely worth a look.

Thank Snipsy47
Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Gandhi Museum tells the struggle of Indians who fought for this country's independence. Things used by Gandhi is displayed in a good way. They also sells books inside this museum. Very clean place. Worth visiting.

Thank Dinesh_cbe
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Museum opens at 10. No entrance fee. Inside you walk around in several rooms, learning about Gandhi and about the bloody history of India, under British rule. Much to read and to learn! Maybe not very pedagogical – so not very suited for younger teenagers or children… There is a house that sells Gandhi books, and food items, like coffees/teas.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A trip to Madurai wouldn't be quite the same without stopping here to have a look. It is free and very close to the other main attractions. Not sure of exact opening times but on Monday it did not open until 10am.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wealth of information with most of the information in English and Tamil. Amazing art work through out museum. Such an eye opening experience. Make sure you have a half day free to really look around.

Thank Emily E
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gandhi Museum - Madurai is one of the other sightseeing place in madurai, where you see the memorial thing relates to mahatma gandhi's life.

Thank Yoginder Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting history of Ghandi and the fight for Independence. The language used on the display boards makes for a change to the usual impartial and emotionless information. Hard not to shed a tear at the end.

Thank huffergie
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed and very happy with the informative history of India that is on display at the Gandhi museum @Madurai. I learned a lot and although a hot day and hot inside it was well worth the time. The displays relating directly to Gandhi were also very informative and very poignant. I would recommend this for visitors to Madurai.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice and well maintained museum on Indian freedom struggle, with some unique artefacts. Could get very crowded on weekends though.

Thank LazyKP

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