MGR Memorial stands on the Marina beach in memory of the late Chief minister of Tamil Nadu M G Ramachanran and an ever green tamil movie hero in the hearts of Tamilians. This was inagurated by his wife Janaki Ramachandran in May 1990.
A lot of memorabilia from his life are kept on display here. These include his dark green car with number plate TMX 4777, the plate, tumbler, telephone set, medals, television from his real life. Also on display from his movies are swords, wooden club, camera, trolley. The Bharat Ratna conferred on him is also on display. A special display is a stuffed lion ( a replica of the lion which acted in Adimai Penn, a super hit block buster)