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“An Interesting Collection!”

Government Museum and Art Gallery
Ranked #7 of 70 things to do in Chandigarh
Certificate of Excellence
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“An Interesting Collection!”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

It covers several 'media' - textiles, paintings - ancient and modern; archeological bits and pieces. We particularly enjoyed the miniatures.

Unusually the museum allows photography, for a small fee. I wish others did!

Visited March 2014
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India
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Clean, good collection of art. Collections from all over India, Nepal. First about textile(which i dont enjoy much) and then the mesmerizing idols of Gods and awesome collection of paintings. Please dont miss the Saraswathy pic and the pic of GuruNanakji. His eyes full of mercy... wow. I got the photos. But i didn't upload becos i want you to go there and see that. And if you like old coins they have a good collection and lots of miniature art works. Once you are finished there, there is a section called Childrens' art gallery where I suppose the local children display their art work. :) And then the science museum is a nice place for children. The display of dinosaurs is good. Evolution of mankind is also interesting (a little spooky for children hehehehe). A very good place to visit in Chandigarh and the city should be proud of it.

Visited March 2014
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India
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“This museum is a must see!”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

A great collection of archaeological objects of different periods, particularly the fascinating Gandharan scuptures inherited by the Museum. The contemporary art gallery is also worth a visit.
Thankfully the museum now allows photography in the galleries.

Visited December 2013
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Atlanta
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great collection!”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

The ancient sculptures - both Hindu and Buddhist are wonderful. There are also nice textiles and miniature paintings. One room with bronze sculptures had very little lighting making it difficult to really see, but other than that - great museum.

Visited November 2013
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Chandigarh
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“GOOD MUSEUM WITH LITTLE CARE.”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

while some of the arts r gud most r rarely cared. Location n surroundings r fine. No other special facilities r available. Better to spend time with interests in ARTS. Gud place for kids/children to enjoy. Better to take packed eatables n drinks for short visits.

Visited January 2013
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