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“Museum with Historical value”
Review of Government Museum

Government Museum
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$47.50*
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is just 2 km from spencer plaza of ANNA SALAI OR MOUNT ROAD ..

The place is known for collections of Indian artefacts, across the country from British era ..

The items are displayed in four major buildings inside ..

So take time of at least 2 hours ..

Painting s ...bronze gallery.. children park and culture muesuem/.. anthropology museum all are delight to children coming from any place either CITY OR RURAL...

Connemara library is named after one British lord who served here in chennai during 1830s in chennai presidency ...

Lots of greenery to relax during summers ..

Thank IRSRAMKI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a Good place to spend time , The entry fees alos just 15 rupees but govt need to take more care to maintain the museum.

Kids will enjoy the place.

2  Thank Parasaran N
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Everything is under construction. It contains very beautiful bronze statues. It is very good. But ... you pay full admission fee and can see less than half. This is a rip off. So wait ubtill construction is done. At this raid it could take years.

Thank patricklauwers2017
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Go ONLY for the bronzes. They are quite a marvel. The Ravi Varma paintings and other paintings in the art gallery are also great. Everything else is in sad shambles. The campus is also lovely (dusty and falling apart, but huge trees and quiet and green) and an oasis in the middle of the city bustle.

2  Thank KaviKavi
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Located in the heart of city is this wonderful museums. Its pretty big with a variety of displays. We can see old manuscripts, sculptures, weapon, a small science park, stuffed animals/ birds/fish, paintings. As mentioned though its very huge, still need lots of maintenance. Lots of dust, bored staff except for one gentleman in the painting section. With proper attention and bit more planned layout this has potential to be one of the best in India.

Good parking facility, can become very hot during the summer. Only few sections are air conditioned.

2  Thank Sram81
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