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Address of Gandhi Museum, Barrackpore

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya or more aptly the Memorial Museums set up on Mahatma Gandhi at the behest of Gandhi Memorial Trust way back are unique institutions in the sense that nowhere else so many museums have come up on a single personality and appropriately further since the person these commemorate wanted to reach everyone however remote one may situate, with his message of Love, Truth, Non-violence and regulated living to ensure a just, humane growth and existence for all.

Gandhi Museum Building, Barrackpore

The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya at Barrackpore, may claim to be further distinct because of its offerings and programmes and its integrated approach as a museum proper utilising all the present day museological media and having developed a range of galleries depicting facets of Gandhiji's Life and Philosophy along with different phases of India's Freedom Movement.

The variety of collections at the Museum at Barrackpore provide interesting and highly informative direct research materials regarding the personality, thinking and the programmes of the Mahatma or about events in his life.
The museum's search for an alternative ideology, in place of those that are pursued still by Governments and countries without being able to bring about real welfare of the people, through various intellectual exercises like seminars, dialogues or other such programmes and its research activities, perhaps a first by a purely biographical museum and beyond its collected objects must be regarded as a distinct feature.

Aims & Objects:
  • To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi, the 'Father of the Nation' & the 'Millenium Man'.
  • To collect, preserve and display materials connected with the memory of the Mahatma and the Indian Freedom Movement.
  • To disseminate Gandhiji's life, thoughts, activities and programmes for public benefit through different museum processes.
  • To depict also Mahatma Gandhi's relations with the Eastern Regional provinces.
The Museum remains open:

On all days except Wednesday
Timing - 11.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No Entry Fee


By Train: SEALDAH (Main Line) to Barrackpore Station. From there by Auto or by Bus (No. 81, 85, S 34) to Mistrighat More.

HOWRAH (Main Line) to Serampore Station & from there to Dhobighat by Ferry.

By Road: From Kolkata on Barrackpore Trunk Road (B.T.Road) to Barrackpore

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