National Gandhi Museum in Delhi

An insight into the life and lifestyle of Mahatma Gandhi.

An insight into the life and lifestyle of Mahatma Gandhi. | Photo credit: Zenit/Wikipedia

National Gandhi Museum Overview

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Located in Rajghat, near the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, the National Gandhi Museum was inaugurated in 1961, on the 13th Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

The National Gandhi Museum houses numerous paintings and personal artifacts of Mahatma Gandhi, including a Satyagraha Woodcut by Willemia Muller Ogterop, Gandhi’s walking stick, the shawl and dhoti worn by him when he was assassinated, one of the bullets which killed him, his teeth, an ivory toothpick and his urn among other articles.

The National Gandhi Museum also houses a library which contains books by or on Gandhi and books dealing in other subject matter as well. Apart from books the library also contains periodicals in English and Hindi which record the life of Gandhi. Apart from articles related to Gandhi, the museum also contains exhibits related to the history of India and other important Indian political leaders.

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 5 pm, expect Mondays, second Sundays of the month and public holidays.

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Rajghat, New Delhi