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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  • 200 rupees the entry, we wonder what is this money... the Museum is not maintained. Nothing is highlighted, besides it was quick tour. Place not air-conditioned, we wonder how to age the few exhibited paintings...
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  • The Museum has Portraits, Statues, War equipments, coins, Medals and history of the Fort. It takes less than 1 hour to visit this place. You need to go security checking before entering the campus. Ca...  more »
  • 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 »
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