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Government Museum and Art Gallery

Sector-10C | Opp. Rose Garden, Chandigarh, India
91-172-2740103
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Ranked #8 of 42 Attractions in Chandigarh
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Amritsar, India
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

In line with the architectural symmetry of Chandigarh, this Museum houses the Art Gallery and also has the College of Art in adjoining premises.

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Jaipur, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The building followed Le Corbusier style of architecture. The museum has a good collection of art & sculptures. However the spaces inside are really welled designed & detailed. A good place to visit in Chandigarh for an art lover.

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Bowral, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A quite extraordinary range of artworks. The tapestries are quite lovely as are the miniature paintings but I best liked the galleries full of early Indian sculpture especially the mediaeval period. You arenot allowed to touch but they look so sensuous that they are hard to resist.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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137 reviews 137 reviews
60 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Museum building is great - there are 3 buildings in all. The pieces are great. Variety in spite of limited collection. Free guides available. Well displayed and arranged. people are very helpful. Photos are also allowed. Fees are INR10 entrance and INR 5 for camera. it has many sections - art, sculpture, textiles etc. Art gallery has children art.... More

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Thailand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you want to know more about the history of the city and Le Corbusier's plans: this is the place. Plans, photographs, maquettes and even furniture are all on show.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Around 4000 years of history - documented and preserved very well! This museum deserves better attention, upkeep and time to visit.

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Dehradun, India
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203 reviews 203 reviews
142 attraction reviews
713 helpful votes 713 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh is an art gallery in the Indian Union Territory Chandigarh, located in the city of Chandigarh (Sector 10-C near the Rose Garden). Located in Sector 10, Government Museum & Art Gallery in Chandigarh is a very famous tourist attraction place that houses magnificent Gandhara period stone sculptures. This museum is open on all... More

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Bangalore, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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