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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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  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
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Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
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"bronze sculptures"
in 7 reviews
"whale skeleton"
in 4 reviews
"public library"
in 6 reviews
"contemporary art gallery"
in 3 reviews
"raja ravi varma paintings"
in 3 reviews
"ancient things"
in 3 reviews
"history buff"
in 3 reviews
"egmore railway station"
in 7 reviews
"camera ticket"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 10 reviews
"poor maintenance"
in 9 reviews
"huge collection"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"rich heritage"
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"indian history"
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"drinking water"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 11, 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...More

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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...More

Thank Sram81
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Its a very nice. If u want to see in detail then you require more than 2 hours. Its in a city. Charge is very nominal to see them. Sculp of many animal there. Sound show there. Must visit.

Thank Kirit_J_Patel
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

the entry ticket is just rs.15/- it is interesting for primary school students due to its collection of birds and animals. there are skeletons of several animals and a sculpture of a dinosaur is animated to move its head and produce sounds which fascinates them....More

Thank pnssnp
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

This museum was part of a half day tour and not included in the cost of the tour. We decided not to go inside but to stay outside. I love museums in general, but this one had poor reviews and I enjoyed being outside.

Thank Dianclair
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

The museums are well worth a visit.Allow at least two hours.The buildings are very hot so get there early.Sadly the buildings are not well maintained.Entrance fees for foreign ers is 250 rupees with a fee of 200 rupees if you have a camera.

Thank David H
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

The only thing worth seeing is the collection of bronze artifacts. The art gallery is very small. Obviously no one cares about it . The staircase has half an inch of dust that hasn’t seen a broom in a decade. The whole complex is dull...More

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This is a great stop to indulge in some local history. This museum is extremely accessible and has wonderful displays ranging from snakes to geology to geography. some of the displays from areas around the world (check out the winter wear on the Hawaii display...More

Thank Christine Z
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

A lot of 'stuff' there and interesting to browse through it for a while, but for me, an hour was enough.

Thank Ann M
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Opening times are 09.30-17.00 all days, except on Friday’s which remains closed.
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Opening times are 09.30-17.00 all days, except on fridays which remains closed
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