of this Museum goes
back to the period soon after the assassination of
Mahatma Gandhi on the fateful
evening of January 30, 1948, when the slow process
of scouting for,
collecting and preserving the personal relics, manuscripts,
journals and documents,
photographic and audio-visual material, all that could go into
a Museum on the
life, philosophy and work of Gandhiji--began in
way in Mumbai.
Later the work was shifted to Delhi and in early 1951
nucleus of a Museum on
Gandhiji was set up in the
Government hutments adjoining Kota
House. Later still,
in mid-1957, it was shifted to the
picturesque old mansion
at 5, Mansingh Road.
finally brought to its present new and permanent
home, most appropriately
built opposite the SAMADHI of
Mahatma Gandhi - free
India's most revered place of
pilgrimage-at Rajghat, New
Delhi, in 1959. The imposing
two storey Museum was
formally inaugurated by Dr.
the President of India, on January
The Museum was named 'Gandhi Memorial Museum' (Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya),
now commonly known as 'National Gandhi Museum' (Rashtriya
as there are also a number of
regional Gandhi memorial museums in India.
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Rajghat, New Delhi. -110002.
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