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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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  • The wide array of stone and bronze artifacts offer visitors a greater appreciation of the rich history of India. I came away amazed that artisan work began many centuries ago, and this has changed my ...  more »
  • It's a nice museum, they have almost every catagory you can think of, natural history, art, bronze, and even a children museum. If you want to only see art then I would advice against going because th...  more »
  • I was very enthusiastic to learn about Chennai history and culture, however, museum was partially closed. many places were under renovation. Poor lighting, smells foul and no proper reference material...  more »
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  • Government Museum was a good outing , it took me around 4 hours to see it all . The best exhibits are in the Bronze gallery . some of most notable artefacts in indian histroy are kept here . If you remember your 8th Class CBSE history books , you will be able to recall lots of photos from the book.
  • In short it's " A time-travel place inside the city" . The epoch rustic colored buildings as soon as you enter the Egmore Museum reminds you of those pictures in the history textbooks kindling a nostalgic feeling and making you feel there at that very moment. All of this I felt when I entered this place and head directly to the Museum theater for catching Obsessive Comedic Disorder by Sapan Verma. Well the show was amazing but couldn't check out the main museum. I was amazed with this historic place and would definitely check out the museum later. Do I need to say any more?? We'll it's obviously one of the most recommended places in the city!!
  • The best weekend getaway for a family. The wide variety of artifacts, the long forgotten nit-picky sculptures, monumental paintings and various art forms belonging to various era's and their technical prowess, the artillery used by the British. All in all, A highly enthralling place for a family.
  • Two place one is this museusm and another is Vandalur zoo every tourist visit.... started in the year 1851 has all collection of natural history, sculptures,manuscripts, coins, and zoological numismatics...to understand the history and wonders of this world please visit or have it in your tour program....
  • The amount of knowledge to be learned here is amazing. Wonderful exhibits based on history, zoology etc. Being near to the sculptures on exhibit was an amazing experience. One marvels at the craftsmanship it took to produce them.