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Gandhi Museum

The Gandhi Museum, also known as the Gandhi Memorial Museum, is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian freedom movement. The museum is located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established to preserve and showcase the life, philosophy and contributions of Mahatma Gandhi.

History :

The Gandhi Museum in Madurai was established on April 15, 1959. It was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Location :

The museum is located near Tamukkam land in Madurai. The address is Gandhi Museum, Gandhi Museum Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Founder :

The museum was established by the Gandhi Memorial Fund, a public philanthropic body.

Architecture :

The museum is a beautiful colonial building converted into the Gandhi Museum at Tamukkam Palace. The architecture of the museum reflects the style of the time.

Exhibits :

The Gandhi Museum has an extensive collection of exhibits related to Mahatma Gandhi. It contains paintings, photographs, sculptures, manuscripts and personal effects of Mahatma Gandhi.

Visual Biography :

The "Visual Biography" section stands out as a notable feature within the museum. This volume offers a chronological presentation of photographs and visual images that tell the story of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and journey.

Library :

The museum has an important collection of books, periodicals and books on Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian freedom movement and related subjects.

Khadi and Village Industries Section :

The museum has a section dedicated to promoting Khadi (handicrafts) and village industries that were close to Mahatma Gandhi’s heart. Various khadi products are displayed in this section.

Dioramas :

The museum has dioramas depicting important events in the life of Mahatma Gandhi, such as the Salt March and the Dandi March.

Gandhi Kutir :

Next to the museum is a small hut called "Gandhi Kutir", a replica of the Sabarmati Ashram. It gives visitors a glimpse of the simple and austere life followed by Mahatma Gandhi.

Events and workshops :

The museum regularly organizes seminars, workshops and educational programs to promote the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and make people aware of his principles.

International links :

The museum has gained international recognition and is visited by people from all over the world who are interested in the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.

Maintenance and Services :

The Gandhi Museum is managed and maintained by the Gandhi Memorial Fund. The Trust aims to promote the ideals and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Mahatma Gandhi Museum

The Gandhi Museum in Madurai is a valuable resource for those interested in learning about the life, philosophy and Indian freedom movement of Mahatma Gandhi. It stands as a tribute to the lasting legacy of one of the most influential figures in modern history.

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