Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore
|Address:||14 Riverside Road, Barrackpore 24 Parganas (N) Kolkata 700 120 West Bengal, India|
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.