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Government Museum

Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2819 3778
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This majestic complex comprises six buildings and nearly fifty galleries; the impressive works cross every era and branch of science and art, from zoology and anthropology to puppetry, painting and fibre optic sculpture.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2819 3778
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very old Museum, huge collection and spread into many sections. Bronze, Jain, Zoolozy, Birds, Religious sculptures, The bronze statues and idols are very interesting.

Thank PSChanda
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very rare collection.. Next to it , you find Connemara Library ( the museum including for new books) !

Thank Narasimhan G
Reviewed 12 May 2017

it is a great ASI place which have a small theater... That theater is very good theater for small functions.

Thank pravendrarj
Reviewed 3 May 2017

When I go there, unfortunately many parts of the museum is in refinement so I can't see a whole museum. This place is divided into several building based on their collection. The least interesting parts of this museum for me is the children museum. Their...More

Thank squinnocent
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Unbelievable to see the existence of such a colonial architecture with collections of long heritage, in the very heart of the city!

Thank DrMurugesan R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

If I were king for a day, I would privatize or at least lease out the management of this museum to an entity that would spend the time and effort to bring it to the glory it deserves. It is in a beautiful building dating...More

Thank Ben N
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This museum has great history preserved in its heart. This history dates back even to the Indian period before the British Raj.

Thank Narasimhananda
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Old fashioned exhibition, as if the place hasn't changed since the 80's, when it was acceptable to kill and stuff dolphines, and other rare mammals and birds. Somewhat sad.

Thank Naftali K
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The wide array of stone and bronze artifacts offer visitors a greater appreciation of the rich history of India. I came away amazed that artisan work began many centuries ago, and this has changed my perspective of the country.

Thank SporeArduino
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It's a nice museum, they have almost every catagory you can think of, natural history, art, bronze, and even a children museum. If you want to only see art then I would advice against going because they do have it but the collection is not...More

Thank Mosh2102
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