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Government Museum

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This majestic complex comprises six buildings and nearly fifty galleries; the impressive works cross every era and branch of science and art, from zoology and anthropology to puppetry, painting and fibre optic sculpture.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Chennai Government Museum is famous for 2 things its Bronze collection which is outstanding and its architecture which is stupendous. The Art gallery building is stupendous building along with the auditorium. It also has a great collection of rock sculpture which is not maintained...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very Important visit for the people like to learn old culture of wholel india..It is very nice place for all students.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nanthakumar G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited resource and hence no air-con ( maybe 1 or 2 rooms have air-con ). Basically it have many items but maybe the best are the bronze collection. Well worth visit....

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is a red in colour which makes it unique and reminds the british era in India, chennai.this houses numerous arts,sculptures and has even a library within it making a good daytime pass

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MangayarkarasiMsamy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at Egmore, this huge museum is spread over 6 separate buildings. The Natural History and the bronze collections really do stand out along with some lovely sculptures in an outside setting. Other interesting collections include archaeological, crafts, costumes, musical instruments, coins and paintings. Two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Igirl
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

A great museum with many exhibits. A day is not enough to go about the museum. So many different collections and well kept. But the way the exhibits are displayed and the maintenance should be improved. I was thinking if these were in some other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SmithaCherian
Reviewed April 6, 2019

We were a small group with a guide and I was glad. I learnt so much on this visit. The subtle difference between the different Gods, how to tell a fake and how to appreciate the history of the displays. The bronzes were magnificent pieces...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kathy b
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

This is a very good museum if you are interested in history and artefacts. It is on two levels and I don't think there is a lift. We were left to wander around - it was open on a Sunday. You can get as much...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hurricanekatrinarule
Reviewed March 15, 2019

One of the oldest Museums in the country, very well arranged , well maintained, worth visiting by all those interested in the countries history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed February 27, 2019

There are a lot of interesting displays in here including old statues of Hindu gods which are very impressive. It leads into a natural history section with a skeleton of a whale along with plenty of stuffed animals. Worth a visit if around.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SteveS1970
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August 1, 2018|
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Response from gaurang m | Reviewed this property |
Renovation work is going on but not in bronze gallery( building no. 3) and ancient sculptures(building no. 1) renovation work is undergoing near childrens gallery that is building number 4. Also art gallery(building 5,6) is... More
July 22, 2018|
Response from RAMAKRISHNAN K | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is paid parking
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