Early Life

A glimpse of Gandhi’s early life is beautifully portrayed with the help of audio- visuals. From his birth on 2nd October 1869 in Kathiawad, to his childhood when he was a shy , remarkable and unique student. It also traces his marriage to Kasturba and his experiments with youth.

Kathiawad Region
Welcome to Porbander
Welcome to Rajkot

Life in London & Back Home

This part of the museum throws light on the life of Gandhi in London. At the age of 18, Gandhi sailed for London, England, in 1888 to study law. This young Indian struggled with the transition to Western culture, and during his three-year stay in London, he became more committed to a meatless diet, joining the executive committee of the London Vegetarian Society, and started to read a variety of sacred texts to learn more about world religions.

His return to India made him realize his failure as a Lawyer and subsequent lessons that came along with it.

The Vegetarian Society
Studying law in London
Returning to Rajkot
Failure as a Lawyer in Bombay

Life in South Africa

Gandhi’s struggles in a new country heavily seeped in racism is aptly presented in this part of the museum. From the time when he was thrown out the train for not being white , to his success in setting up the Indian Natal Congress, he developed a determination to devote himself to fighting the “deep disease of color prejudice.” He vowed to “try, if possible, to root out the disease and suffer hardships in the process.” From then forward, this small, unassuming man grew into a giant force for civil rights.

South Africa - The First Impression
A Dark Reality - The Humiliation
Indentured Labour & Franchise Bill
Formation of Natal Indian Congress
Law Practice in South Africa
India & The Green Pamphlet
Return to South Africa & Quarantined
Boer War
Introspection - Raichand Bhai
Reading Various Literature
The Indian Opinion
Phoenix Farm & Tolstoy Farm
The Empire Theatre
The Great March
Farewell to Smuts & The Departure

Return to India & Satyagraha

Gandhi returned to India in 1915, and founded an ashram in Ahmedabad open to all castes. Wearing a simple loincloth and shawl, Gandhi lived an austere life devoted to prayer, fasting and meditation. He became known as “Mahatma,” which means “great soul.”

This part of the museum focuses on the life of Gandhi after embracing the fight for justice and how Satyagraha became a national sensation for the Freedom Struggle.

Gokhale & Gandhi
Satyagraha Ashram
Travel Through India
Sabarmati Ashram
Champaran Satyagraha
Kheda Satyagraha
Rowlatt Act & Civil Disobedience
Jallianwala Baug Incident
Swadeshi & Khilafat Movement
Non - Cooperation Movement
Chauri - Chaura Incident
Bardoli Satyagraha & Sardar Patel

Road to Independence

This part of the museum takes you on a journey of the road to Independence from the British. The Salt March was a key element in uniting entire India, and forming a common platform for the Indians to fight on.

It is from this very Salt March, the museum takes an inspiration from, and is named after.

The Round Table Conference, London
Salt Purification & the Social Movement
The Dandi March
Removal of Untouchability
The Constructive Programme
Quit India Movement
The Demise of Kasturba
Independence & Partition