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Fort Museum, Chennai (Madras)
(3.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place is guarded by the police and they are not friendly towards tourists. The building is well maintained and houses an excellent collection of arms, uniforms, medals, coins and paintings. Halls...  more »
  • 200 INR to see some not very well kept artifacts. The display on Indian Independence has some interesting facts in - as does the bit on the building of the fort 
  • The building itself feels quite grand, although there is not a great amount to see inside the museum considering its size. Coins, period costume, pottery / cermamics, paintings and some military weapo...  more »
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  • Nice collection of British era artifacts. But camera or photography is not allowed. That was a disappointment.
  • Watchable place near to beach area next to Tamilnadu secretariat. Indian Sculptures, Tanjore, Raja Ravi verma Painting gallery collectios, History of Chennai. Entry fee for foreigner 5$ adult 2.5 childrens. Timing 9:30am to 5 pm.
  • I paid two hundred rupees to enter a mostly vacant building where I was greeted by Lord Cornwallis and a platoon of English portraits. Of all the centuries of history of India why do I want to see that? Yes the English are a part of Indian history but not for anything that would make me appreciate Cornwallis staring me in the eye
  • Ill maintained, expensive for tourists. Photography not allowed. No change from rs500 to pay rs400 for two entries. Supposedly opens at 9am but police keeps you waiting till 10am. Touch screens not working, visitors lobby closed, ...
  • I just love this place. Quite environment. Nice collections