The Gandhi museum at Madurai is one of the five in the country, and it houses several memorabilia of Gandhi including his blood stained dhoti which he had worn on the day of his assassination. Several popular photographs of Gandhi can also be found in the museum. The museum is an ancient palace that belonged to Queen Mangammal who was a part of the Nayak Dynasty. After Gandhi's death, the palace was converted into a museum by the Gandhi Memorial Trust.
The museum also has a bookshop which has a large collection of books on Gandhian philosophy and his life. There is also an open air theatre within the museum which organises cultural programmes, film screenings and meetings on Gandhi.