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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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  • 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 »
  • Its an OK place to visit, altough I dont think its a "must-see" when in Chennai. There are some great old coins and other antiques, and the part of the exhibition which explains about the city's histo...  more »
  • There are 10 galleries spread over 3 floors. The is glass cabinets of military memorabilia, coins & artworks from colonial times.  more »
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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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