Gandhi Memorial Museum

Gandhi Memorial Museum

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Gandhi Memorial Museum is a historic monument that situates in Madurai. The 1670 A.D. built Tamukkam palace owned by Rani Mangammal was converted to a museum in 1955 and was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Jawarharlal Nehru. It was in 1955 the palace with about 13 acres of land was gifted by the Tamil Nadu State Government to the All India Gandhi Smarak Nidhi for housing Gandhi Memorial Museum. The Museum was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru on 15 April 1959.

The Museum has an array of attractions that includes the blood-stained clothes worn by Gandhiji, the letter written by Gandhiji to Shri Narayanan Sathsangi of Devakottai, an appreciation letter sent by Gandhi to freedom fighter and poet Subramania Bharati. Besides, the letter was written by Gandhi to Adolf Hitler addressing him as ‘Dear Friend' is also a treasure of the museum. The museum also has a ‘Visual Biography of Bapuji' which comprises photos, sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, etc.