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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  • August 15, 2017
    I didn't expect my kids to enjoy a lot until I reached there. There are a lot of things that kids from various ages would enjoy and also learn. This is a good place to spend a 2-3 hours if haven't tak...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Worst place to visit. The place is in dilapidated state. No mapping and no staff available. Total mismanagement.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    has all ancient things available, secured products, peaceful place in chennai with good atmosphere and environment  more »
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  • August 8, 2017
    Has a wonderful and a huge collection of antiques and relics. A must visit place for anyone. Can learn a lot about the history, geography, the tools and sculptures used during the past. For you to visit leisurely, I suggest that you take 2 days to view every single item. Mobile phone photography inside the museum is prohibited. However camera is allowed after a special payment. Almost all of the place is well maintained and kept neat. There are seaters available inside the museum from collection to collection. There are a few places which require proper maintenance. The lack of staffs at some places make a suitable environment for vandals. Some of the valuable sculptures have been subjected to vandalism. The staffs are very helpful and kind to assist with a smile. A must visit place. You'll surely love it. Avoid visits during rainy times as the place gets marshy.
  • July 31, 2017
    Very nice place to visit for people who are interested in culture and history. Wonderful collection of fishes in the zoology section. My advice would be to divide the museum for 2 days so that u get ample time to go through fully.
  • August 20, 2017
    A lot to see. An awesome collection of animal museum. Even some models are looking real. Minute craft works are adorable. But human section was not that good. One good place to know many informations
  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • August 19, 2017
    This place has a wide collection of artifacts. Spend a day here to know more and gain more knowledge. The mechanical T-Rex dinosaur is the show stopper here. Just visit and know more.

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