Mani Bhavan Gandhi MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 19, Laburnum Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007, India
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 022-23805864
- Ticket Price: 10 INR
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, History Museum, Landmark, Educational Site, Historical Site, Memorial, Family And Kids
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum - Review
Situated on Laburnam Road, Mumbai, Mani Bhavan preserved the memory of Mahatma Gandhi with lots of things and articles used by Gandhi himself. The main attraction of the Gandhi museum is that the accommodation is made purely in the Gujarati style. This place has rich historic significance as from this very place Gandhi started national movements like Swadeshi and the Non-cooperation movement. This museum has three different floors and the doors are open to the public from the morning till evening. In Gandhi’s political career, this Mani Bhavan made an important role. There is a library in the building where many antique manuscripts are held and these handwritten documents provide manifold information about Gandhi and his life. The first floor contains a big photo gallery reflecting different times of Gandhi’s life. On the second floor, Gandhi’s spinning wheel and personal belongings are kept. The entire museum is surrounded by lush green trees, making the atmosphere pollution free. It is a famous tourist spot in Mumbai and the foreign presidents often come to visit the Museum. It is not so far from the heart of the city and there is an ample transport system including the buses, taxis etc. are available for the public.
In order to celebrate the incredible personality that Mahatma Gandhi was, one should definitely consider on visiting the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, during their Mumbai trip. The museum made in true Gujarathi style and exhibits all the belongings of Mahatma Gandhi. Even though you don’t require any Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum tickets, still you can opt for the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum tours. Buying the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum tour tickets will help you in getting a guided tour of the museum and will definitely add up to the overall experience.
How To reach Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum by Public Transport
- Laburnum Road
Restaurants Near Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
- East Pan Asian Restaurant
- Baskin Robbins
- Cafe Noorani
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, Mumbai Reviews
Nice place to visit for people interested in history. History related to life of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Independence and more. The museum is well kept and a different feel from the other attractions in Mumbai. A calm place from the busy city. Guided tours also available.
Freedom struggle of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi popular called as Mahatma Gandhiji is depicted in wax museum at Mani Bhavan. Gandhiji used to stay here. Mani Bhavan situated at Laburnum Road in the Gamdevi precinct of Mumbai was the focal point of Gandhi's political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and The mansion belonged to Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri, Gandhi's friend and host in Mumbai during this period. Once you enter the place, there is a library with statue of the Mahatma where people offer tributes. Then a staircase dotted with Gandhi's pictures depicting his life leads visitors to the first floor which has photo gallery with photographs from his childhood till his assassination, along with press clippings. The room that Gandhi used during his stay there is on the second floor, where through a glass partition people can see two of his spinning wheels, a book and his bed on the floor. Right opposite that room is a hall where photographs and paintings of his lifetime are on display. And finally when one reaches the terrace, where he was arrested on Jan 4, 1932.
Depictions of scenes from Ghandi's life, close inspiration for the movie named after the great man. Definitely worth 20mins if you are in the area.
On the ground floor, there is a paper conservation centre where important documents/books are preserved. Every floor (especially the first one) has many images of Gandhi with captions detailing his life and the non voilent protests he undertook. On the second floor, a special section is dedicated to dioramas- small boxes with figures portraying scenes from Gandhi's life from his childhood to death. Another section was an entire room which had glass walls through which spinning wheels or charkhas could be seen. It was the place where Gandhi used the work and so to keep everything intact, entry was prohibited inside. Compared to Gandhi Smriti in Delhi, Mani Bhawan is a small museum. Hence, it took very less time to explore (approx 40 mins.). It has a beautiful interior and the environment was soothing. There were enough seats and fans on every floor to ensure the comfortability of visitors. This place is worth visiting if you are a Mumbaikar or have come here as a tourist.
Very well kept memoirs of Gandhi’s stay in Mumbai and anecdotes of India’s fight for independence. If you are looking to go to a quiet place to understand bits about India’s freedom struggle with beautiful sculptures doing the story telling effortlessly, this surely can be a place you can turn towards. It’s rustic feel makes you travel back in time.