Bhavnagar was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil; finally in 1723 Bhavsinhji established the city of Bhavnagar as his capital. His grandson Takhatsinhji, who came to power in 1878, setup a modern system of civil and criminal justice & other social departments. The districts main link to its maritime past is Asia’s largest ship breaking yard at Alang.
It was established in 1882 & open for all from 1885. Barton Museum is located at Gandhi Smriti in Bhavnagar. This is principally an archaeological museum. On display here are coins, weapons, and wood carvings, farming implements, fossils and archaeological finds. Also a very good collection of stamps are here.
The little known fact that mahatma Gandhi went to the University on Bhavnagar. Established with an objective of keeping Gandhian Thought alive, Gandhi Smriti is a living monument to GANDHI ji. Opened in 1955, the institution houses a GANDHI ji