Museum & Emporiums in Andaman & Nicobar

The museums in Andaman reverberates the mournful times of the Cellular Jail; the rich flora and fauna; and the ever so affluent underwater life. On the other hand, the emporiums in Andaman are the epitome of its age old craft. Museum visits in the islands win the visitors an insight on the freedom struggle of India. The Jail Museum in the vicinity of the Cellular Jail has the relics that showcase the heartbreaking conditions of the prisoners. On the other hand, the Marine Museum exhibits the splendid aquatic life of the islands. Samudrika or Naval Marine Museum creates awareness on various aspects of environment of the ocean and house a rich collection of shells, corals and a few species of fish found here. The Forest Museum is also one of its kind that allows visitors to take a peek inside the wildlife opulence of the islands.

Amongst the top attractions is the Anthropological Museum, which illustrates the four Negrito Tribes of the Andamans like the Jarwas, Sentenalese, Great Andamanese, and the Shompens. As far as emporiums are considered, the Sagarika/Cottage Emporium is the only government managed shopping centre. It exhibits varied artifacts made of mother pearls and other sea shells. Local wood products; miniatures of Nicobarese canoes, palm mats and furniture can be bought from here.

Andaman & Nicobar at a Glance