The Gandhi Memorial Museum or the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya was established with the motive to collect, preserve and display materials connected with the memory of the Mahatma, and the collections particularly focus on his connection with Bengal and Orissa. Spanning five galleries in all, the exhibits include a number of photographs concerning his life and activities and India's freedom movement, some rare and original items of his personal use, some original letters, plaster cast replica of his used articles, a continuous panel of colored sketches depicting the life and philosophy of the Mahatma and different phases of freedom struggle, specimens of tribal handicraft, and a very rare collection of hand-spun threads by many of India's national leaders including Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi. Special mention must also be made of an 81-feet mural painting in the first gallery by Dinendranath Brahma, depicting the Mahatma's life and message.

Category
Personalia
Established
1966
Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Visiting Hours
11:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Average Duration
less than 1 hour
Address
14 Riverside Road, Barrackpore, 24 Parganas, North
Getting There
By Train: Sealdah (Main Line) to Barrackpore Station. From there by auto or by bus (No. 81, 85) to Mistrighat More.
Howrah (Main Line) to Serampore Station and from there to Dhobighat by Ferry.
Facilities
Additional Facilities
An 8-Day Course on Gandhian Thought, Action Research Programme, special, temporary or occasional photographic and other exhibitions on eminent personalities and the freedom struggle
Managed By
Non-profit Organization
Docent Guide
Yes
Person In-charge
Director, Mr Pratik Ghosh
Email
gandhimuseum.120@gmail.com
Phone
(033) 2592 0170