One of the best, and well-maintained museums of Andaman, Anthropological Museum sheds light on the profound and informative portrait of island's local community of tribes. These tribes are considered as one of the oldest in the world. Situated at the Middle Point in Port Blair, this best sightseeing place in Andaman is a historical delight and makes the tourists explore the life of Paleolithic Islanders. The major exhibits of this museum are Jarawa chest guard, shamanic sculptures and much more. The Anthropological Museum offers the highlights of primordial eras of Jarawas, the Onges, the Sentinelese, the Shompens and the Nicobarese. In short, a museum with blessed with a plethora of reasons making it a must-visit destination in Andaman.
Anthropological Museum is located on the MG Road in Port Blair. So as to reach here tourists can take a bus or autorickshaw from anywhere in the city.
The museum throws a light on the islands’ indigenous tribal communities - the four Negrito Tribes of the Andaman i.e. Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges and two Mongoloid Tribes of the Nicobar viz. the Nicobarese and the Shompens. Collection of the museum includes several portraits, models, and photographs of tribal communities in Andaman.
09:00 AM to 01.00 PM and 01.30 PM to 04.30 PM, Closed on Monday, and all the Government holiday
March to May will be a great time to plan a visit to the Anthropological Museum