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“nice exhibits, and well explained” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Government Museum and Art Gallery

Government Museum and Art Gallery
Sector-10C | Opp. Rose Garden, Chandigarh, India
91-172-2740103
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Ranked #12 of 56 attractions in Chandigarh
Type: Museums, Art Museums
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Palo Alto, California
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“nice exhibits, and well explained”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

You don't often see exhibits are well explained as this one. You might see better exhibits in more prestigeous museums, but you'll learn more from this one

Visited January 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Enjoy the minatures”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Best thing to see are the minatures on the first floor. Otherwise - it is much more interesting to go to the City Museum (out of the front door and take a diagonal to the left) for a fascinating museum about the building of the city and the work of various architects involved with the city, including Le Corbusier.

Visited October 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“EXPLORE INDUS VALLEY CIVILISATION HERE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

A visit to this quite Museum in one corner of the city is quite enlightening. I had never realised that Chandigarh is sitting atop history...Indus valley civilisation. Amazing!!! Loved visiting this place.

Visited November 2011
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Leigh, Greater Manchester
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“Fascinating complex of three buildings, worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The building is actually a complex of three attractive buildings in a parkland setting. The museum and art gallery is well laid out and has good collections of ancient and modern Indian art - but the separate building which tells the story of the City is the real gem - the displayed correspondence between the City Fathers of Punjab's new capital and the Indian government in Delhi is by turns touching, moving and occasionally hilarious. Highly recommended

Visited November 2011
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“Better than the National Museum in Delhi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

It cost 10 Rupees to get in - I would happily have paid 50 times that. It was substantially better than many other museums we visited in India, including the National Museum in Delhi. The museum exhibits were generally interesting, well curated and just thought out. The art on display was far more interesting than a lot of art in India and had clearly been very carefully selected. Recommend everyone stops by the museum when in Chandigarh.

Visited April 2012
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