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Government Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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This majestic complex comprises six buildings and nearly fifty galleries; the impressive works cross every era and branch of science and art, from zoology and anthropology to puppetry, painting and fibre optic sculpture.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pantheon Road, Chennai, India
+91 44 2819 3778
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have kids, its a must visit. Its filled with lot of valuable things for them to learn. As expected its a poorly maintained place, dusty and little bad lighting. If you spend a a good time one day wont be enough to cover...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bhalaji N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The artefacts held in the museum are astonishing ,but they are housed in a way which gives concern for the future. The rooms were hot, with fans here and there, but the heat and the humidity are both things which modern museums seek to avoid....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RonanP45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a vast museum. We saw the main building with various sections inside. There is stone sculptures belonging to various era. The zoology section has skeleton of whale which makes you feel as if you are inside it's stomach. There is sections of reptiles,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KrishnaveniS9
Reviewed 8 September 2019

It is very hard to give an overall rating, some aspects of the museum deserve a 5, others deserve a 1. There is a superb collection of stone carvings and a wonderful collection of bronzes, but the way that they are displayed leaves so much...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JPHStVincent
Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

I had so looked forward to see the Government Museum in Chennai, which houses antiquities, a zoological section, etc. one can see that the buildings are pretty old, should not be surprised to hear they are from the time of the British. There are virtually...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bjerkseth
Reviewed 29 July 2019

This musuem had a very nice collection of stone ruins of Amaravathi,Penugonda,Biccavole etc from AP ,Tanjavur,Pudukkottai of Tamilnadu &bellary of karnataka.There are separate buildings for stone carvings,Bronze,Coins gallery etc.There is a open auditorium where some stone carvins are kept which visitors can touch and take...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bala Tripura S
Reviewed 24 July 2019

It has several sections,stone sculptures,bronze statues,animals, birds etc. Some of the sections were under renovation. Bronze collections are from 10 th century onwards,shows the advancement of technology in those times. There is a section for children also.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Raghu1943
Reviewed 21 July 2019

To be fair, we did not go with a guide. That being said, the museum was large and full of objects with no descriptions. Unlike other places in India, there were not guides to hire at the location. The museum had no air conditioning and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Greengrassbros
Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

One of the oldest museums in India, or second oldest museum precisely, is in Indo-saracenic style. Houses several things related with human history and culture. It's also famous for a vast Italian collection, probably largestboutside of Europe. Loved the Chola bronzes. Children's museum and art-gallery...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank 533jitendraa
Reviewed 20 June 2019

This is a must see attraction with thousands of exhibits in a variety of topics under 11 major sections and numerous sub sections. However, the maintenance is poor and there is much to be desired. Foreigners pay a fee of Rs 250 for entry. It...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Nithiwat V
1 August 2018|
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Response from gaurang m | Reviewed this property |
Renovation work is going on but not in bronze gallery( building no. 3) and ancient sculptures(building no. 1) renovation work is undergoing near childrens gallery that is building number 4. Also art gallery(building 5,6) is... More
22 July 2018|
Response from RAMAKRISHNAN K | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is paid parking
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