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“Newly painted and looks good” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery

Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery
E. Main Rd, Thanjavur, India
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Ranked #12 of 46 Attractions in Thanjavur
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: The former palace is a massive neglected compound with towers and courtyards. The Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of bronze and stone statues.
Bangalore, India
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“Newly painted and looks good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Not much to see inside, looks great from outside with the new paintings. The art gallery attached is ok, nothing amazing.

Visited August 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Great architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

A place which can be admired for its architectural beauty. While we were visiting this place, some renovations works were going on and we couldn't enjoy fully. But still there are a lot to watch.

Warning- No proper instructions are given in English whether we can take photos. I think they don't charge for Indians. But for foreign tourists they charge an amount for camera.

Visited July 2013
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“Rare collection badly maintained”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Thanjavur tower palace and Art gallery are adjacent building. Art gallery has rare collections on god idols found on various parts of india. but its very badly maintained. not worth of seeing. idols are broken and had dust on idols.

Visited July 2013
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Coimbatore, India
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“Excellent collection of Bronze but poorly kept”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The place has a very neat collection of Chola Bronze statues from 9th to 13th century AD.
As usually seen in India, there is general disregard to detail or information in the way these precious works of are were displayed.
If Archaeological Survey of India, puts some money and brains in this museum, it would transform into a treasure trove of Chola art. But for now they take pleasure in painting the building more than in the information and the lights used for the exhibits housed here.

Visited June 2013
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“Nice Bronzes, badly displayed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This was an ok place but difficult to really see some of the amazing bronzes as they were very badly displayed in somewhat dirty glass cabinets, shame really.

Visited May 2013
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