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Government Museum, Chennai (Madras)

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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2.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
India’s second oldest museum, Government Museum showcases some of the most impressive historical artifacts in the world, displayed in 46 galleries on nearly 16,2 ac (6,5 ha) of land. See the collection of antique Roman artifacts which is said to be the largest outside Europe that testify of the immense Roman influence in the world. Other than that, there are also numerous other displays, separated by types, so you can choose which ones you’d like to see first--archaeology, sculptures, ancient paintings, old manuscripts, and many others. See Government Museum and all Chennai (Madras) has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chennai (Madras) itinerary maker.
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  • By itself, this beautiful historic building, the Museum is worth a look. Well, in the Museum for 300 rupees, it is proposed to show too much more. Rooms very much, and it is better to choose those halls, which will be interesting to watch. For example, we liked the halls with historical objects, the history of which begins already with the stone age. Oh and besides there are a lot of interesting things.
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  • As such, the exhibition is old, outdated and not that interesting. But if you see the museum as a museum of a museum, it becomes interesting. It shows how in a long gone era we used to present science...  read more »
  • Chennai's oldest museum, also known as "Madras Museum", is another must see while touring this beautiful city. Its campus comprises six buildings and 46 galleries with superb archaeological and numism...  read more »
  • Awesome. One of the best tourism places in Chennai.
  • The museum is in a total unkempt state. Everything about this museum should improve. But sadly it's the only good museum in Chennai. There are a lot of beautiful and ancient artifacts which are maintained very poorly. The bronze gallery has AC and the statues are well kept.
  • Quite a large museum that will take at least 3-4 hours at the minimum. There is quite a lot in relation to anthropology, zoology and numismatics. If you are not interested in this, you will find it very boring. There are also other artefacts. The building and exhibits are quite aged, especially in zoology, with decaying preserved animals. The buildings also feel a bit dilapidated. I purchased a camera license for 200 rupees, but was never given the opportunity to use a camera. Overall, this museum is OK, although you would not have any second thoughts if you gave it a miss.
  • Please have a day to round around the museum... Dont miss the Bat's at the back... And don't miss the selfie with the T-Rex 😁
  • The Museum has decent collection of artifacts. The collection of sculptures from the era of Dravidian kings is great. There is a mechanical dinosaur in the old building. Take time and see slowly.
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