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Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum, New Delhi

The Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum is a well famous digital multi-media museum in New Delhi. The museum was opened in 2005 and is situated at Gandhi Smriti, the one formerly known as Birla House. This is the same place where Father of Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum presents a wide range of historical records of life of Mahatma Gandhi along with the goals to redefine and revive the core values by which India gained freedom.

This Museum is a joint initiative of Gandhi Smriti Darshan Samiti and Aditya Birla Group. The project is supported by Hindalco and Grasim and has been developed by the Sacred World Research Laboratory. The inauguration of the museum was done in 2005, 14th of April by Prime Minister of India Sh. Manmohan Singh.

This museum is accredited since this is one of the world’s 1st digital multi-media museums along with being the place of Gandhi’s martyrdom. This museum also represents a big gamut of information technology, IT visions that are mainly inspired by typical ‘Gandhian’ values and thoughts. This project has won the ‘ID Magazine New York award’ for exceptional design contributions. Moreover a mobile version of the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum also travels to diverse states of the country as well as abroad.

Attractions inside Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum

The Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum consists of a variety of attractions for the visitors. The exhibition at the museum incorporates displays consequent from traditional Indian symbols like touching symbolic pillars, the spinning wheel, and hands touching consecrated objects, turning prayer wheels and mutually constructed quilts. The museum adorns the life of Mahatma Gandhi in cadenced with paintings, photographs, film footage, as well as video clips.

Another major attraction at the museum is a wide compilation of more than 40 exhibits which shows the junction of contemporary tactile computing with novel green art. This is done solely based on Gandhi's vision. These exhibits were designed explicitly by Ranjit Makkuni. Mr. Ranjit directed a team of almost 200 scientists, artists and craftspeople along with help and guidance from leading institutions and scholar around the globe to complete these exhibits. Another attraction is statues of Mahatma Gandhi with his wife Kasturba Bai.

But the most enthralling part of this museum is the infamous Time Line Browser. This is a computer screen sized frame and is displayed on the wall. When the screen is shifted forward, it will show up the whole life of Mahatma Gandhi in paintings, photos along with footages of famous films made on Gandhi’s life. Overall there are 500 photos, 65 video clips along with some versions of over 25 scholars in this segment alone.

How to Reach

By Air

The Museum is situated at Tees January Marg in New Delhi, almost twenty minutes drive from IGI airport (Delhi) which is well connected to all major cities in India and world by Air.

By Rail/ Road

Twenty to twenty five minutes' drive by Taxi/Auto from New Delhi railway Station or Inter State Bus Terminus which are connected to all of the major cities in India.



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