Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH), opened on August 15, 2023, India’s Independence Day, is the only free-standing museum in the Americas dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. EGMH is a cultural and educational museum dedicated to preserving and promoting Mahatma Gandhi's legacy by cultivating the universal values of Truth, Nonviolence, Peace, Love, and Service.
The museum highlights the power of nonviolent conflict resolution through examples of peace leaders worldwide. Gandhi’s transformative philosophy of nonviolence led to India’s independence and inspired civil rights, freedom, and social justice movements across the globe.
The exhibit space takes visitors through three distinct galleries:
Gallery One – His Journey: Learn about the transformation of Mahatma Gandhi from a child of fear to a man of freedom.
Gallery Two – Our Journey: Learn how global peace leaders have followed Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps to bring about profound social change worldwide. Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lech Walesa, Nelson Mandela, Betty Williams, Mairead Corrigan, and others who used nonviolent conflict resolution in their work for social justice.
Gallery Three – My Journey: This gallery provides visitors with a place to reflect and contemplate. It invites them to commit to being a catalyst for positive changes in their own lives and communities.
The museum has a state-of-the-art auditorium available for birthdays, anniversaries, conferences, performances, and other celebrations. The auditorium can accommodate up to 108 people.
And don't forget to check out the gift shop while you are at the museum. They have something for everyone! Purchase tickets in person or online at the museum's website.
- Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Monday: Closed