Fort Museum

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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Dec 2019
The origins of Madras. very important to see this & to realise why foreigners came from so far away; India is so rich. It was a battle between the British, Portuguese & French, with the Russians & then Germans also wanting a piece of the action.
Where has that wealth gone since independence?
That is the important question.
They don't want to share it with you!
Alas, it was closed on the day we visited the Fort.
Written 28 April 2020
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Anand M
Petlad13 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
It is amazing to understand how a handful of British on lookout for business, converted the divide and vulnerability of this country into an empire without fighting any serious war by using just some hired local talent. The museum also reflects how British artists and freelancers made a career out of visiting India and applying themselves. When you are committed and love your profession, success is a natural fallout. That sums up this Museum.
Written 7 March 2020
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Deepa Moses
New Delhi, India22 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This Museum is a must visit one in Chennai. The Armaments section has displays of different kinds of weapons such as cannons, guns, swords and daggers in use during British rule. There is a section for uniforms worn by officers in the British army, the various medals conferred on them and the coins minted during British rule.

The first floor has portraits in oil painting of the different Governers of the Fort and their wives, the Kings and Queens of England and the Arcot Nawabs. There are also aquatints of different places giving a glimpse of life in those days.

The second floor houses burial urns and a sacrophagus and gives a good understanding of burial practices in South India during the Neolithic and Iron Age. The piece-de-resistance is the only surviving Indian flag that was hoisted on the First Independence Day.

Loved the collection displayed in the museum and most certainly recommend this place
Written 17 December 2019
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Praveenop
Chennai (Madras), India157 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
This place is located in the Fort St. George which is the office of the Tamil Nadu govt. There are a lot of excellent paintings connected to the British times which is worth seeing.

The place could have been been maintained much better if the TN govt takes some interest and promote it.
Written 18 May 2019
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Karpagavalli
Chennai (Madras), India479 contributions
Apr 2019
This is one of the most sort after place of the city as it's speaks history of the city and it's people.this is a must see place.
Written 22 April 2019
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kathy b
Ashby de la Zouch, UK3,903 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
I loved this museum. It showed and told how Chennai looked during the Colonial years. Some of it made uncomfortable reading but it was fascinating. Huge oil paintings of the people that governed here with models and sketches of how the city used to look. Little bit shabby in places but overall a very interesting visit.
Written 6 April 2019
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tristanr
Canberra, Australia101 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Located within the Fort St George base, this museum contains an assortment of colonial-era artefacts: coins, uniforms, weapons and paintings. They serve to tell the story of the fort across its ~300 year lifespan. Be prepared for lots of reading, however - this is a traditional museum.

Stairs are steep and many. As others have said, this could be so much better.
Written 19 March 2019
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Colin W
Sandhurst, UK80 contributions
Jan 2019 • Business
Went on Sunday, took longer to sign in than walk through the building. It is old granted, but its very dull and not well looked after. Shame, was looking to see how India evolved away from the British, Expected more and disappointed.
Written 22 January 2019
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Chris W
Venice, Italy409 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Situated in the old government building by the prime minister's office it offers a glimpse into the English era in Madras.
Established when artifacts could be displayed with a brief name of the item, we have moved on a good video talking about the time would help a lot.
The 18th century prints of arriving and embarking at Madras were really fascinating.
Even though foreigners pay 250 and locals only 30, there were hardly any visitors.
A museum to see if you are in the area if you want to know more of the period.
Written 27 November 2018
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RAMAKRISHNAN K
Coimbatore, India414 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
The place is located inside the fort located on beach road ..

The museum has got excellent collection and well maintained..

The place has got two floors of collections ranging from war memories of British era ..

One remarkable item is flag hoisted on Indian independence at chennai fort..

One of nice collections ..

History has been depicted very nicely..

Children would enjoy a lot ..
Written 23 November 2018
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