Madurai Government Museum
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Nikkhil
New Delhi, India95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
This museum was established during the 5th World Tamil Conference held in 1981. The various sections in the museum deal with archaeology, anthropology, zoology, numismatics, botany and geology. It also has a fine collection of bronzes, sculptures, musical instruments and paintings. Training sessions and summer training camps on arts, music and crafts are held here.
Written 4 November 2014
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ananth n
Muscat, Oman802 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
The museum is located within the campus of Gandhi Museum and in terms of size wise it is very very small. Ideally it shouldnt be called as museum at all because it so small and the total collection of items can be kept in a 100 sq.mtr room. Actually the museum size itself is probably less than that.
Written 22 January 2015
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SundaraPandyan
Madurai, India30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
I have been here since childhood on weekends just to visit the museum that has loads of historical reference and information. The yoga classes conducted by Muthuvel ayya in this premises are close to heart forever. There used to be summer camps for we students and we got to have lot of fun learning silambam etc. The most unforgettable thing is the big library in the same premises that was a great source of information prior to the e-age couple of decades ago.
Written 16 September 2014
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Nina
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We were intending to visit the Ghandi museum (sharing the same premises at the Government museum) knowing we had 45 minutes until it closed. On arrival a man shouted at us from the Government museum which is at the side of the Ghandi museum that we must come to him to buy tickets which would allow us to enter Ghandi museum aswell and that we must go in the Government museum first. As we are considered 'foreigners' we had to buy a ticket that was 10 times the cost of the usual adult ticket. We explained multiple times that we wanted to go to the Ghandi museum first but he insisted we come inside the Government museum first. We went inside and it was a terrible experience of random objects with no particular order or theme and unpleasant preserved dead animals. We then proceeded to the Ghandi museum with very little time to see it and were there told that this museum is free for all so it became clear we had been conned by the Government museum and would have to rush around the Ghandi museum with very little time before closing which was really disappointing. It is shocking that the Government museum are lying to get visitors in but having seen the museum I can almost understand the need to be dishonest in order to get anybody to come in at all!
Written 3 November 2018
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Sambit Kumar D
Bengaluru, India67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
I am not sure if it's the same premise as Gandhi museum. The building has some unique items from the localities around. Just a small collection but not a great one. I had to kill some time here so that I could get to the Gandhi museum when it opened.
Written 4 August 2014
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Carlos Scott Lopez
Sydney, Australia117 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
For the local entrance price of 5 Rupees, the museum may be worth a few minutes on a visitor's schedule; but if one is forced to pay the foreign entrance fee (which is a jaw-dropping 2,000% more than the local price at 100 Rupees), it's not even worth looking at.

Skip it completely and invest energy in going to places with more on offer - and at least a semblance of fair, equitable pricing schemes.
Written 2 August 2017
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STEAMSHIP48
London, UK123 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Really don't bother with this "museum" . It's not worth the 100/- entrance and I'm sure I had to pay for a camera too . It's two rooms of dusty , mangy objects - I couldn't wait to get outside . With all the "important " men hanging about surely the place could be dusted and cleaned up a bit ? Go to the Gandhi Museum which is free though donations accepted.
Written 22 February 2015
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ArpanPahm
Surendranagar, India273 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Government Museum is located near to the Gandhi Museum. There was various sections like archaeology, anthropology, zoology etc. Good collection.
Written 24 November 2019
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gpradeepshenoy
Bengaluru, India1,075 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This Museum is situated to the left of Gandhi Museum. Entrance charges are Rs 5.00 per adults.

This Museum must either be closed or more artifacts must be added to it. In present scenario this museum is strictly a no place.It's waste of time.

Can be skipped as there is nothing much to see.
Written 22 August 2018
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Prassanna M
Tiruchirappalli, India54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
I was deeply disappointed on seeing the state of affairs of this Museum. This can be visited as a time pass. Nothing much to see here. Finding this place without Google maps is tough. Don't expect anything out of world.
Written 27 June 2018
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