States Tamil Nadu Museum Government Museum

Government Museum Chennai Tamil Nadu

Such is the charm of Government Museum in Chennai (Madras Museum) that from over decades it has been one of the top attractions in Tamil Nadu for all ages of people. Established during the British Epoch in 1851, the museum is an ideal place for the people who are inclined towards history and art and are in a search for any historical site where they can blindly take their Tamil Nadu holidays. Being the 19th-century repository, the Government Museum is reckoned amongst the oldest museums in India and is known for holding a wide variety of arts and artefacts relating to human history and culture. The Indo-Saracenic tree-studded infrastructure of this museum has six buildings and 46 galleries which exhibits numerous artefacts. Amongst which, there is an archaeological section which consists two galleries - Bronze and Hindu Bronze. Artefacts related to Vijayanagar, Chalukya, Hoysala, and Chola periods along with bronze effigies of Hindu deities are out on display in these galleries. As you further explore the repository, the resplendent art of Raja Ravi Verma with an in-house theatre, where you can enjoy the performances, awaits to astound you. Not just for adults, the place is also a treasury for kids as it houses the Children’s Museum, which has many galleries relating to dolls, technology, transportation, and science to keep them engaged. Next in the museum is Zoological section exhibiting galleries of - invertebrates, reptiles, foreign animals, mammals, birds, and corals. Last but not the least, there is Numismatic - must-visit section in the museum for the coin lovers. Here, you get to savour the sights of some impeccable replicas of rare coins. Therefore, whenever you plan for a vacation in Tamil Nadu, just keep in mind to spare a day for this nonpareil place for an indelible holiday experience.


Saturday to Thursday (Friday remains Closed): 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Major Highlights

  • Arts
  • Artefacts
  • Sculptures
  • Paintings
  • Rare Coins Replicas
  • Zoology
  • Archaeology
  • Numismatic

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