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Gandhi Museum, Madurai


One of the seven Museums raised by the “All India Gandhi Memorial Trust” in India to perpetuate the memory and propagate the message of Mahatma Gandhi, the Apostle of Peace and Non-violence. The building itself was the summer palace of Rani Mangammal of Nayak Dynasty, built around 1670 AD. The museum has galleries showcasing pictorial illustrations of the Freedom Movement; Relics & Replicas of original artifacts used by Mahatma Gandhi including the blood stained cloth worn by him at the time of his assasination; the Bapu Kudir is a replica of the hut in Sevagram where Gandhiji lived from 1936 to 1946 and displays his simple lifestyle

What to do there

The library houses about 36000 books on cultures in India, photo copies of 27000 letters of Gandhiji and 22 reels of microfilm. Yoga & Meditation classes, Hindi & Sanskrit classes are conducted regularly on campus. Having an Open Air Theatre, it serves as a venue for cultural programs and public meetings for upto 8000 people.

Getting there

Gandhi Museum is located near Tamukkam grounds in the North part of Madurai. From Temple its approximately 3.5 kms

Opening hours

Open on all days of the week except on Fridays 10AM to 1PM and again in the evening from 2 PM to 5.45 PM.

Entry fee

No entry fee. Camera charge is Rs. 50/-


Gandhi Memorial Museum – Madurai
Tamukkam,Madurai-625 020,

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Ph: 0452 2531060, 2522822
Fax : 0452 2531060

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