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Government Museum, Chennai (Madras)

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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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  • Tips: Spend most of the time in building 1. Bring water(lots of it) as there is no place to buy water inside museum. Be prepared for heat (most of the halls does not have air conditioning and it gets ...  more »
  • Not a very well maintained but it is a huge museum. Especially very good for children. It remains open til 5.00PM even on Sundays. Entry fee is just 15 rupees. But there is no AC inside the museum, so...  more »
  • museum located in heart of city at egmore must visit for history and archaeological lovers. Very spacious but no new additions to collections.  more »
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  • A must visit if you are interested in Art, culture, history and anthropology. Its a huge museum with multiple disciplines. The sculpture section was closed when I visited. :( It has got a huge collection of valuable artifacts ! Can spend an entire day. It would be very informative for the kids.
  • This us a nice place to spend more than half a day along with your family. You will come to know how primitive people used their utensils or weapons to guard themselves from animals. You can also learn how human being started life and how it developed civilization etc. Even you will come to know how they made their cultivation and constructed their houses. These are all anthropological studies. But for your Tea, Coffee, or Lunch you have to come out to nearby places or you can carry some munches.
  • buildings are old.has different sections in separate buildings.visit by eve,as it is closed after 5pm.requires 5hours to get a complete glimpse. If you are a fan of museums then spend a day. photography isn't allowed . but I managed to get some . guns and arms section is good.
  • I chanced upon this museum with a few friends and we all could agree that it was time well spent. The museum houses a large collection of artifacts, paintings on display. It's big, so plan well with sufficient time at hand.
  • There is a lot to see, but not very well maintained in all areas. They have a theater that has plays on occasion which are both local and foreign which are quite nice. They have some parking near the entrance. Expect to do some walking.