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Government Museum and Art Gallery

Sector-10C | Opp. Rose Garden, Chandigarh, India
91-172-2740103
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Ranked #7 of 55 Attractions in Chandigarh
Type: Museums, Art Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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30 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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