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Government Museum

Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2819 3778
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2819 3778
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Reviewed 4 days ago

museum located in heart of city at egmore must visit for history and archaeological lovers. Very spacious but no new additions to collections.

Thank vikasmardia
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum complex is in Egmore and needs atleast 4 hours to completely explore. The complex also houses a wonderful library. It was constructed in British era and has arts and artefacts from around the country and also from other countries. Museum has 5 buildings,...More

Thank bhavana h
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had a nice day here. Yes, it's run down.. and yes, there are some hilarious exhibits....-. However it was nice to visit it in school holidays and see all of the families dressed up and visiting the place and walk through the wide variety...More

Thank belaldridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must visit atleast once, especially if you are traveling with kids. Have only one aavin ice cream parlour, inside the museum. Photography strictly prohibited unless you buy seperate tickets for that. One out of 6 building is under renovation ( as on may 2017) ....More

Thank kkaushik2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very old Museum, huge collection and spread into many sections. Bronze, Jain, Zoolozy, Birds, Religious sculptures, The bronze statues and idols are very interesting.

Thank PSChanda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very rare collection.. Next to it , you find Connemara Library ( the museum including for new books) !

Thank Narasimhan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a great ASI place which have a small theater... That theater is very good theater for small functions.

Thank pravendrarj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I go there, unfortunately many parts of the museum is in refinement so I can't see a whole museum. This place is divided into several building based on their collection. The least interesting parts of this museum for me is the children museum. Their...More

Thank squinnocent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievable to see the existence of such a colonial architecture with collections of long heritage, in the very heart of the city!

Thank DrMurugesan R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If I were king for a day, I would privatize or at least lease out the management of this museum to an entity that would spend the time and effort to bring it to the glory it deserves. It is in a beautiful building dating...More

Thank Ben N
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