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Government Museum

Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2819 3778
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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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“bronze statues” (13 reviews)
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Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2819 3778
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a large room of bronze statues of many of the gods dating back to the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Very interesting but you really need a knowledgable guide to help you understand them.

Thank hollySalisbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is 165 years old museum.entry ticket is just 15 rs but camera ticket is 200rs .so we took photos out side the buildings.

Thank skkkd
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Ample car parking Restrooms - Not clean Good amount of exhibits Milk / Icecream available in Avin kiosk. Dust everywhere - not much of cleaning done. Entry fee is very low, probably they can increase it and bring in private vendor for housekeeping. Good half...More

1  Thank VjZen
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

The Museum is located within a complex that has several other buildings of historical importance. Once inside the museum, you can see many items throughout Indian history from prehistory to more recent times. The ground floor has many statues of deities and animals, many of...More

Thank Atul G
Reviewed September 12, 2017

This is great place to spend a whole day with. The museum has so many themed exhibitions, and there are so much knowledge in each. My favorite was Hindu and Ancient sculptures. Hats off to them who preserved these sculptures and pillers so well. Another...More

Thank Thusanee L
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

It's one of the famous museums in Tamil Nadu and has great artistic features of prehistoric and modern day amenities and facilities.

Thank Thoufeeque B
Reviewed August 22, 2017

It is the very large museum which has total of 6 halls and an entry ticket of rs 30/- per head.It has science hall, Religious hall,glass hall etc.

Thank Ayush45
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The Government Museum also known as Egmore Museum or the Madras Museum is the second oldest museums in India. The Government Museum originated from the museum in Madras which was planned by the Madras Literary Society in 1846. It is also the largest museum in...More

Thank Arun K
Reviewed August 20, 2017

This is a museum with good things on display , however the maintenance and upkeep is very poor. I hope the government outsources the maintenance to a private firm. The information displayed is satisfactory. There are many exhibits which are touched by people who visit...More

Thank 412SIRJI
Reviewed August 15, 2017

I didn't expect my kids to enjoy a lot until I reached there. There are a lot of things that kids from various ages would enjoy and also learn. This is a good place to spend a 2-3 hours if haven't taken your kids here...More

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