Fort Museum, Chennai (Madras)

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Find out about the history of the British Raj through the antiquities exhibited in Fort Museum. The Fort St. George Museum was opened in 1948, and since then has acquired numerous items on display with 3661 registered antiquities and 602 of them displayed in ten galleries. See the statue of Lord Cornwallis greeting visitors at the entrance of the galleries showing European and native weapons used near the fort, the uniforms and medals of the British Government, and various porcelains used as tableware by the East India Company. Taking photographs is prohibited. The museum is closed on Fridays. Put Fort Museum into our Chennai (Madras) trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chennai (Madras).
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  • July 30, 2017
    Notable site with several rooms of paraphernalia spread over several floors, but likely only of value to locals. Indeed, the pricing scheme where foreigners pay over 1,200% more than locals (200 versu...  more »
  • May 31, 2017
    Museum ini menyimpan barang-barang dan perlengkapan yang digunakan saat masa penjajahan mulai dari Portugis, Perancis, Belanda hingga Inggris yang membangun benteng Fort St. George hingga saat ini, On...  more »
  • May 18, 2017
    It is a famous place and Historical. Many Galleries are there, paintings, Guns, Military items, Coins, Statues are very interesting. Entry fees are there. Lot of development needed.  more »
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  • May 25, 2017
    Nice place for travelers.... Just place is too hot and full of fans only.... AC is on top floor where old flag is preserved....
  • June 5, 2017
    Place to spend time at if your an Anglophile or perhaps interested in knowing about th English history of India. The highlight of the museum used to be the aquatint gallery which for unknown reasons is gone today. And FYI aquatint study gives us a good understanding of India in the 18th and 19th centuries in the days prior to photography.
  • January 16, 2017
    Great collections with some excellent portraits. But no guides and the staff seem indifferent at the most. The security is appreciably stringent but some part of the importance given to security could be given to history too.
  • June 10, 2017
    Well maintained. Great historical place
  • February 25, 2017
    A very good collection of British Era. Tucked away inside the Fort St.George, so many people don't even know that such a museum exists here.

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