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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  • It's commendable that the former British officers' mess is open to the public. I was intrigued to enter it - it was uncomfortably warm even on a January day with fans going: what might it have been li...  more »
  • Fort Museum is a famous Historical place. Wide variety of olden vessels and dishes kept in display. It displays paintings, guns, military items, Coins, statues of english men, their dresses, weapons a...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Must check out this place if you are interested in India's history. The first British fortress​ and the oldest Anglican Church in India. The building of the fort was completed on April 23, 1644 and became the foundation for the greatest Empire in history. The concept of 'India' was born here. Today, the Fort serves as the chief secretariat for the state government.
  • A very nice place. There is even a beautiful old church located within the premises. This is the official headquarters of the Tamilnadu state government. It was built by the British and was used for trading by British East India Company and later to rule India and Madras presidency by the British governors . There is a museum also. The Chennai army battalion's headquarters is also located here. Must visit place in Chennai for history lovers and kids
  • Fort St George is the name of the first English (later British) fortress in India, founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai. The construction of the fort provided the impetus for further settlements and trading activity, in what was originally an uninhabited land. Thus, it is a feasible contention to say that the city evolved around the fortress. The fort currently houses the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly and other official buildings. The fort is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Beautiful place with lots of places and historical things. It's a defence area. Fort museum also is present here. It has lots of historical things like old weapons caves and coins .... Indeed it's a beautiful place. Typically good to spend 2 hours at this place....
  • Really a super place to visit all government officials and politicians. Very near by is marina beach. Roads are very clear and wide. So easy to access and good parking place.

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