Madurai Places

Gandhi Museum
Thursday 17, Dec 2009

The Gandhi Museum is housed in Tamukkam Palace of Rani Mangammal of Nayak dynasty. The museum is one of the rare living memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and the freedom struggle. The museum was organised by Gandhi Smarak Nidhi.

The picture Gallery presents a visual biography of Gandhiji. India's Freedom Struggle is illustrated in an exhibition at the entry to the museum. There are many handicrafts donated by the states of Tamilnadu, Mysore, Andhra and Kerala. Gandhiji's photos, quotations, paintings etc are also on display in this museum. Many of his letters are photocopied and exhibited here.

"The Hall of Relics" within the museum displays some of Gandhiji's personal belongings. Some of these are original and some are replica. There is a section of Khadi and Village Industries on the ground floor of the museum which exhibits some of the Village industries Gandhiji revived.

There is an open-air theatre which can accommodate about 8000 people. Public meetings, weekly film shows and many cultural programmes are held in this theatre. The there is "Gandhi Kutir", a replica of Gandhiji's hut in Sevagram. There is a large library which houses books by Gandhiji and other literatures.

Timings: 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. 2.00 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.
Open on all days.

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