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Fort Museum

Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras) 600 009, India
+91 44 2567 1127
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Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras) 600 009, India
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"east india company"
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"pre independence"
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"history lovers"
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"worth a visit"
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"english men"
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"military items"
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"great artifacts"
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"colonial times"
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"historical place"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"calm place"
in 2 reviews
"nice place"
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"george"
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"madras"
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"guns"
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Reviewed 23 February 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
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Reviewed 11 January 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
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Reviewed 30 November 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

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Reviewed 31 October 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
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Reviewed 15 October 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
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Reviewed 21 September 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
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Reviewed 30 July 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
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Reviewed 18 May 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.

Thank PSChanda
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Its an OK place to visit, altough I dont think its a "must-see" when in Chennai. There are some great old coins and other antiques, and the part of the exhibition which explains about the city's history is also quite interesting.

Thank babarozsi
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

There are 10 galleries spread over 3 floors. The is glass cabinets of military memorabilia, coins & artworks from colonial times.

Thank Biddy50
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