Museums in Chennai (Madras)

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Museums in Chennai (Madras)

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  • Pradeep K
    3 contributions
    Visited in 2019 with my kids..
    One of the best places to visit in chennai.
    Kids enjoyed a lot..
    Well maintained
    Very informative
    Kids enjoyed the toy train which is actually a bonus. Didn't expect that funfilled ride..

    Highly suggested place to visit
    Written 27 December 2021
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  • Soumyajit Saha
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India399 contributions
    Cholamandal Artists Village is a very good place to watch creativity. People here are very artistic and you will see many creations.
    Written 14 November 2019
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  • Joseph Carlton
    London, UK8 contributions
    The museum is an fantastic gothic building and stands out. The collection is quite fascinating. I spent the most time in Bronze statues. Don't miss the sections of bronze from Chola period. Quite a memorable visit.
    Written 13 May 2021
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  • Bhalaji N
    Bangalore73 contributions
    Not sure how many of them will agree with me. But the sky theater is the best you can get of the trip. the organiser will say any seat is good. Dont buy it if you want a good experience. Take a middle row and not in the path from entrance. You have high chances of missing the full view. ISRO wing is good and motivational for the kids. Zoology section was bad with formaldehyde smell - During our visit, some one pushed a jar down and the fumes were all over. Science wing is good but let not your kids touch any of the exhibits. WE felt a lot of dust.

    Outside park\play area is good and as usual maintenance is bit poor.

    Must see is the steamer engine out there. You will get a good feel of how it works. Climb carefully.
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • LostMySelfTraveling
    Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India382 contributions
    It was really nice to see famous personalities like cricketers, cine stars and Mother Therisa and many more. You feel as if they are alive and standing in front of you. The sculptures are really awesome and must see. You can also take selfies with these famous personalities and overall it's a fun experience. Children will especially love.
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • Divya7
    Chennai (Madras), India183 contributions
    Though its called a museum, its not one. However, it is an interactive art experience. Go with someone who can take pictures to fully enjoy the experience. The guide is helpful and points out the best photo points for the desired result.
    Written 10 September 2021
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  • Praveenop
    Chennai (Madras), India157 contributions
    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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  • niluanu
    Chennai (Madras), India443 contributions
    One of the historical buildings of Chennai, this place is opposite Marina Beach and easily accessible by public transport. Earlier known as Ice House, the building houses a museum which offers glimpses of Indian history, culture and the life of Swami Vivekananda., who had stayed in this place for a few days. There is a short 3D movie on Swami Vivekananda's speech at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago Entry tickets cost Rs.20/- each and car parking is available. Highly recommended for all visitors to the city
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • AURELIO L
    ANDRIA ITALY1,068 contributions
    i have no idea about how much rooms of this museum you will be able to see,the main problem is that so much rooms are closed and it s not possible to see them ,but this is an interesting museum where you will be able to see indian art
    Written 18 January 2020
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  • Ghiri T
    Chennai (Madras), India212 contributions
    This is the house of the actor, filmmaker and popular politician Dr Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran, commonly known as MGR,who was the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from the period 1977 to 1987, which was then converted into a museum after his death. Dr MGR Memorial House, which was once his official residence, now houses several interesting memorabilia associated with his life, acting and political career. The two-storeyed building contains various mementos that were presented to him for the success of his films. His Ambassador car bearing registration number TMX 4777, which had been modified to include a mini television to enable him to watch cricket matches, looks just like new. The hall on the first floor contains many more souvenirs, as well as posters from his films.

    This place is more like temple for most of his fans. This place is a must visit place where you can know more about this legend.
    Written 22 March 2019
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  • Leelaprasad Y
    Vijayawada, India11 contributions
    Not just the vintage cameras!
    You'll get to know that there's lot of effort has been made for decades so that we r able to use sophisticated cameras nowadays which r handy!!
    Written 17 February 2020
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  • RAMAKRISHNAN K
    Coimbatore, India414 contributions
    Bharathiar lived here in triplicane for a period of one year during 1926.. He is poet who have created magic in the minds of people about women liberation , children songs , nature lover, and has learned Sanskrit in Varanasi ..

    He is one of tamil poet whose life is started from a village called ettayapuram .

    He is seen as threat to British for his songs that was played and sung by people on stage plays in all over tamilnadu..

    The house has lots of collections, his own hand written script , and his life apart from room where he lived where clearly portrayed..
    Written 23 November 2018
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  • robert_b_shaw
    Santa Cruz, CA26 contributions
    This place could have been so much more. Named after a caste-baiting unelected politician, the place suffered from disinvestment. Unkempt and mostly non-working exhibits. It is cheap to enter (free, there is a suggested donation). Avoid
    Written 14 June 2019
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  • worldwomantourist
    Bengaluru, India374 contributions
    Displays very nice collection of Paintings. Very good collection at competitive price. Staffs were polite and helpful.
    Written 27 September 2018
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  • ajapetrus
    Mahe, India818 contributions
    Focus Art Gallery in the Rukmani Lakshmipathi Road of Egmore (near the Rajarathinam Stadium of the state police department) is truly one of the finest art galleries in the city. The spacious gallery displays and sells diverse art works of established and emerging international and domestic artists packed in the aisles, and on the walls and partitions and also on the glass doors and windows. Water colours, oil paintings, photographs, installations, prints and drawings in traditional and contemporary styles are just some of the attractions for art lovers, buyers and casual visitors. Certain idols and images made of brass, bronze and other alloys, statue of Buddha and some antiques are also on display.
    Written 6 December 2019
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