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Government Museum and Art Gallery

Sector-10C | Opp. Rose Garden, Chandigarh, India
91-172-2740103
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Ranked #12 of 55 attractions in Chandigarh
Type: Museums, Art Museums
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Bangalore, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a must visit place if you are an art lover. It has a large collection of old and new paintings, textile work, coins, rocks etc. It is a 10 minute ride from the Bougainvillea garden. You can take an auto or cycle rickshaw for Rs.30-40. Timings: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Closed on Mondays and Govt.holidays Time needed:... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 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!

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India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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... More

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India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 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.

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Atlanta
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 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.

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Chandigarh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

It is a fairly small museum but well worth a visit. Do not go in with any preconcieved expectations and you will be surprised

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Date of Visit: 30th Mar 2013 Fees: 10 INR (adult entry for both the GMAG and also covers the Chandigarh Architecture Musuem), 5 INR (camera for the GMAG), 5 INR (camera for the CAM) This place in Sector 10C doesn't seem to be a popular place amongst locals and it may not be easy to find but it is one... More

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Melbourne, AU
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Whether you visit to see the interior designed by Le Corbusier, the extensive historical collection of textiles, miniature paintings and sculpture or for their displays of more contemporary Indian artworks, the museum is great value.

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LONDON
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20 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Government Museum and Art Gallery in a Corbusier designed building seems underpromoted and we almost didn't go. We found it a terrific collection with some fine fabrics and a good collection of traditional sculpture. The works on paper include some splendid miniatures. There is a good collection of twentieth century Indian art.

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