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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%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
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"bronze sculptures"
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"whale skeleton"
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"public library"
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"copper plates"
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"contemporary art gallery"
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"raja ravi varma paintings"
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"history buff"
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"egmore railway station"
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"camera ticket"
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"on display"
in 10 reviews
"poor maintenance"
in 9 reviews
"huge collection"
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"worth a visit"
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"british era"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredibly random, un-air conditioned museum. The coolest stuff was the abnormal fetuses. Everything else was hardly explained, covered in cobwebs, or decaying. The power kept going out so you'd be left in a hot dark room with dead things.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Egmore Govt. Museum is one of the top tourist draws in Chennai city and is a wonderful experience for lovers of history. The maintenance of the entire Museum however is poor and several sections were closed or under renovation. Main Building has several stone sculptures...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a history enthusiast I keep visiting this museum every now and then when I get time. I have been to many museums all around India but have nowhere seen any museum which is rich in sculptural collections like Chennai Museum. The building which houses...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a 150 year old museum housing rare sculptures, bronze idols, animal skeletons, etc. One can get glimpses of history from pre historic to modern times. For history students it can be of great use. The museum is well maintained.

Thank Manjunath V
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This place is very easily accessible and you can enter with just 1 rupees and spend some time to gain knowledge.lockers are provided

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

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...More

Thank IRSRAMKI
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

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 12 April 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.

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Reviewed 11 March 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

2  Thank KaviKavi
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Reviewed 4 March 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

2  Thank Sram81
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Dear , there are no charges for camera phone but they may at some places ask u to refrain from taking photo
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22 December 2017|
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Opening times are 09.30-17.00 all days, except on Friday’s which remains closed.
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