Gandhi Smriti & Barton Museum - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Bhavnagar Railway Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Place Location: Near Crescent Circle

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Bhavnagar Railway Station, Gandhi Smriti is a memorial museum located near Crescent Circle in the city of Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Also known as Gandhi Memorial, it is one of the prominent places related to Mahatma Gandhi and among the must visit places as part of Bhavnagar Tour Packages.

Established in 1955, Gandhi Smriti is a living monument to Gandhi, whose life and ethics on truth and non-violence have been a motivation to all Indians. This two storeyed memorial preserve a huge collection of books and other memorabilia used by Mahatma Gandhi. On the first floor, there rare photographs associated with the life of Mahatma Gandhi from birth to death. The memorial deserves a must-visit from all history buffs. The library here holds a vast collection of books and memorabilia that Gandhi used.

Barton Museum is found on the ground floor of Gandhi Smriti, where you can find a broad range of artifacts like religious carvings and nut cutters that represent the culture of Saurashtra. Aside from the museum and the picture gallery, Gandhi Smriti also houses the Khadi Gramodyog Bhandar. An array of high quality local and traditional handicrafts and embroidered products are available at the Smriti. The tourists may collect the glittering artifacts as souvenirs of their visit to the city.

Timings: 9 AM - 1 PM & 2 PM - 6 PM, Closed on Sundays, 2nd, and 4th Saturday

Entry Fee: Rs. 5 per Person