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. A visit to Fort Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chennai (Madras) trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Basically Chennai isn’t a tourist Mecca, but this museum did have some interesting artefacts and full length oils of monarchs, senior military and Indian moguls associated with the East India Company....  more »
  • It was just pure. Compare to museums at Europe there is huge gap. They have what to show but building maintenance finish yers ago. As well family decide to visit toilet and this was challenge. Close t...  more »
  • Poorly preserved Museum, is not made maintenance and cleaning of the parts properly, has exposed the first flag of India after independence.
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  • Nice place for travelers.... Just place is too hot and full of fans only.... AC is on top floor where old flag is preserved....
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Well maintained. Great historical place
  • 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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