With its diverse and remarkable collection of exhibits, Gandhi Museum is amongst the best museums to visit in Tamil Nadu. The attraction is Occupied in the old-age construction of Tamukkam Palace which was bestowed to All Indian Gandhi Smarak Nidhi in 1955 by the state government. As a result of which, the place has been converted into a memorial gallery to pay a tribute to the ‘Father of the Nation’, and hence, served as a prominent tourist attraction in Tamil Nadu. Gandhi Museum is a treasure trove for the people, especially students and kids, inclined towards the history of Indian Freedom Movement. The museum has three galleries to explore - India Fights for Freedom, Visual Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, and Relics & Replicas. India Fights for Freedom is the first gallery which you get to witness right at the entrance to the durbar hall in this enthralling memorial house. The section is crammed with 265 illustrations and that too in 30 panels that exhibits the history of country’s freedom movement. As you further explore the museum, you’ll be the looker-on of the most interesting exhibit, which is a blood-stained cloth worn by Gandhiji when assassinated. Other preservations at Gandhi Museum are the missives written to Narayanan Satsangi of Devakottai and Adolf Hitler, photographs of his journey, paintings, sculptures, quotations, and artefacts about Khadi and Village Industries that was revitalized by him. The museum is known for holding an appealing Gandhian lifestyle, and thus, makes it amongst the must-visit places in Madurai for those who want an insight about Gandhiji. There is also an in-house theatre, with the accommodation capacity of 100 people, where films based on Gandhiji, environmentalist, freedom fighters, and disarmament are screened for the visitors to get a better insight of the history. For a sightseeing tour, the museum even has a library which is the largest library in the whole Southern India for Gandhian studies. Periodical books and documents written by Gandhiji are the main attractions of this library. On the other hand, various ordinary objects which were used by him in his day-to-day life are out there out on display.
Monday to Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM
- Personal Belongings of Gandhiji
- Blood-Stained Cloth worn by Gandhiji at the time of assassinated
- Artefacts on Khadi and Village Industry