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Pantheon Road, Chennai, India
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Madras Museum is one of the oldest and finest place. Lot of places including Old Shark bone etc placed. Oldest sculptures and other things are here. Kids should be taken and explained of the fact for better understanding our culture and people.

Thank Sugu_thegreat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amount and variety of ancient artifacts is amazing. It makes one really appreciate ancient Indian/Hindu culture. The Amaravati sculpture exhibit from 2000 years ago and the Chola bronzes from 1000 years ago are the highlights. Also, must see the collection of Raja Ravi Varma...More

Thank goduke2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum speaks volumes about how antique the exhibits are, with ZERO customer/audience orientation. More than a third of the sections in each of the 5 buildings are closed/under permanent renovation. The bronze gallery is by far the best. The children's museum and the anthropology...More

Thank sharantotalfoodie
Reviewed 31 October 2017

There is a large room of bronze statues of many of the gods dating back to the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Very interesting but you really need a knowledgable guide to help you understand them.

Thank hollySalisbury
Reviewed 30 October 2017

this is 165 years old museum.entry ticket is just 15 rs but camera ticket is 200rs .so we took photos out side the buildings.

Thank skkkd
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Ample car parking Restrooms - Not clean Good amount of exhibits Milk / Icecream available in Avin kiosk. Dust everywhere - not much of cleaning done. Entry fee is very low, probably they can increase it and bring in private vendor for housekeeping. Good half...More

1  Thank VjZen
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The Museum is located within a complex that has several other buildings of historical importance. Once inside the museum, you can see many items throughout Indian history from prehistory to more recent times. The ground floor has many statues of deities and animals, many of...More

Thank Atul G
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is great place to spend a whole day with. The museum has so many themed exhibitions, and there are so much knowledge in each. My favorite was Hindu and Ancient sculptures. Hats off to them who preserved these sculptures and pillers so well. Another...More

Thank Thusanee L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's one of the famous museums in Tamil Nadu and has great artistic features of prehistoric and modern day amenities and facilities.

Thank Thoufeeque B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It is the very large museum which has total of 6 halls and an entry ticket of rs 30/- per head.It has science hall, Religious hall,glass hall etc.

Thank Ayush45
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