The colonial architecture of Indo-Saracenic style along with an opulent exhibition of ancient art make National Art Gallery a revered tourist attraction in Chennai for a perfect day-escape with the family. Situated on Pantheon Road, Egmore, this museum was established in 1906 as Victoria Memorial Hall and currently serving as a renowned museum in Chennai for all the art buffs. Keeping that into consideration, the galleries here are categorized into four segments - Decorative Art Gallery, Ravi Varma Painting, Thanjavur Painting, and Indian Traditional Art Gallery. The painting section also comprises of paintings from Thanjavur, Rajasthan, Deccan, and Kangra along with few miniature paintings delineating the battle sights. Apart from paintings, this must-visit museum in Chennai also exhibits other attractions like historical artefacts and religious statues and sculptures for tourists to explore. At National Art Gallery, you also get a chance to catch the sights of the resplendent ancient handicrafts dated back from 10th and 11th centuries. Furthermore, on display, there are also various images of Lord Rama and his wife Sita along with some periodic books, and manuscripts. Overall, if you love to dig into history and art then, National Art Gallery is a worth visiting place for you to fill your South India tour with some indelible memories and experiences to adore.
Saturday to Thursday (Friday Closed): 9:30 PM to 5:00 PM
- Raja Ravi Varma Paintings
- Thanjavur Paintings
- Religious Sculptures and Statues
- Periodic Books and Manuscripts
- Ancient Handicrafts
- Historical Artefacts