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Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras) 600 009, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not a large museum but there's snipets of all sorts. Including uniforms, guns and ammunition of the period, pottery and information about the development of the fort. Some large paintings of Kings and Queens who played a part in the British India story are...More

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting here needs security clearance as the fort house govt offices. The whole place has three floors and in the ground floor one can see lot of coins, armoury anf history of how the fort was built. The next floor has a lot of massive...More

Thank EnigmaticIndia
Reviewed February 23, 2018

The Museum has Portraits, Statues, War equipments, coins, Medals and history of the Fort. It takes less than 1 hour to visit this place. You need to go security checking before entering the campus. Car parking is free and just opposite to the site.

Thank Rajkumar R
Reviewed January 10, 2018

It's commendable that the former British officers' mess is open to the public. I was intrigued to enter it - it was uncomfortably warm even on a January day with fans going: what might it have been like in summer heat with only punkahs? (And...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Fort Museum is a famous Historical place. Wide variety of olden vessels and dishes kept in display. It displays paintings, guns, military items, Coins, statues of english men, their dresses, weapons and the products of their time when they lived here in India. . Fort...More

Thank worldwomantourist
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Basically Chennai isn’t a tourist Mecca, but this museum did have some interesting artefacts and full length oils of monarchs, senior military and Indian moguls associated with the East India Company. Security because the museum is inside the fort with its state government.

Thank hollySalisbury
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

It was just pure. Compare to museums at Europe there is huge gap. They have what to show but building maintenance finish yers ago. As well family decide to visit toilet and this was challenge. Close to museum is nice church. Good to see. But...More

Thank tomasvalter
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Nice museum to visit for those whom are interested in the history of Fort St. George and its meaning to Chennai. The exhibition are for porcelain was beautiful. I wish they could elaborate more about history and appearance of the tablewares. I wish also that...More

Thank Thusanee L
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Notable site with several rooms of paraphernalia spread over several floors, but likely only of value to locals. Indeed, the pricing scheme where foreigners pay over 1,200% more than locals (200 versus 15 Rupees) makes the site not worth visiting unless one is a local...More

Thank Carlos Scott L
Reviewed May 18, 2017

It is a famous place and Historical. Many Galleries are there, paintings, Guns, Military items, Coins, Statues are very interesting. Entry fees are there. Lot of development needed.

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