Gandhi Memorial Museum is meant to be a living Institutions
and not merely a building preserving and showing exhibits,
however precious. It seeks to help an ever increasing number
of people particularly the youth of the country to understand
and to value the life, work and teachings of Gandhiji.
Picture Gallery presents a visual biography of Gandhiji. It contains photos,
paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, quotations, and some original articles used
by Gandhiji (Relics and replicas). What you see in this Museum may broadly be
divided into the following sections:
Exhibition on "India Fights for Freedom" with 265 illustrations,
depicting the history of the Freedom Movement, greets you first.
follows the exhibition of the choice specimens of Handicrafts donated
by the States of Tamilnadu, Mysore, Andhra and Kerala. This leads
to the Pictorial Gallery, depicting a visual biography of Gandhiji
by means of photographs, quotations, paintings etc. and some of
the selected photostat copies of many of Gandhiji's letters.
you enter "The Hall of Relecs" where some of Gandhiji's
personal belongings (originals and replicas) are preserved. Lastly,
the Khadi and Village Industries Section in the ground floor of
the buildings, where you come across the Exhibits of some of the
which Gandhiji revived. A Sales Counter offers you select varieties of Khadi,
Village Industries Products, Handicraft articles and Sarvodaya Literature. There
is an annexe to this Unit, wherein the production activities of Khadi Spinning
and Weaving are demonstrated.
the south of the building, you will see a big open-air theatre
with a capacity of accommodate about 8,000 people. Cultural programmes,
weekly film shows and public meetings on special occasions are
held in this theatre.In front of main building, a little towards
south, you will find the "Gandhi Kudir"- a replica of Gandhiji's
hut in Sevagram. The northern wing of this building, houses the
library, which contains books giving the cultural background
of India, books on and by Gandhiji and allied literatures. There
are about 18,000 volumes in the Library. Photostat copies of about
27,000 letters of Gandhiji and 62 reels of Micro-films are the
very important and valuable part of the collections in the library.
study alcoves have been provided in the first floor of the Library
for Research Scholars. Readers Forum and Book Review Meetings,
are held periodically in the Library. The Research section Hostel
unit consists of ten fully furnished rooms with a Meeting Hall.