The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery

Currently Closed
  • Address: Jan Marg, Sector 10C, Chandigarh- 160011, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-1722742010
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Specialty Museum

The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery - Review

The Government Museum & Art Gallery dates back to the most important year in Indian History, the year of independence 1947. It is one of the most important museums of India which houses a fantastic collection of Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings. Before the partition all these objects, paintings, sculptures and decorative forms were kept in the central museum of Lahore, the former capital of Punjab. In 1948, all these objects were divided and a part of the whole amount of objects was given to India which mainly consisted of Gandhara School paintings and sculpture and some Mughala and Pahari styles of paintings. These were first kept in Amritsar, then Shimla, Patiala and then finally shifted to Chandigarh.

Of all the museums in India, this is a very popular one not only because of the exclusive collection that it boasts of but for many other reasons. The location of the gallery in the heart of the city with the wonderful backdrop of the Shivalik Range is the main reason for its popularity. The Chandigarh College of Art is a part of the vast complex here. The building in itself is an attraction. The famous architect of the British Period, Le Corbusier designed it himself and it was established under the efficient guidance of Dr. M.S. Randhawa who was a great patron of art and was the then commissioner of Chandigarh.

The museum is divided into four sections out of which the art gallery is the largest, the other three being, the Chandigarh Architecture Museum, The Natural History Museum and the National Gallery of portraits.

The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery Information

  • Keep your phones switched off.
  • Do not touch any of the items on display.
  • Maintain silence and discipline in the museum.
  • Still camera charge is Rs 5.

How To reach The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery by Public Transport

  • The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Air force based Airport.
  • The nearest railway station is the Chandigarh Junction Railway Station.

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TripHobo Highlights for The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery

  • The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery Address: Jan Marg, Sector 10C, Chandigarh- 160011, India
  • The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery Contact Number: +91-1722742010
  • The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery Timing: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery Price: 10 INR
  • Best time to visit The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery

  • 52.03% of people who visit Chandigarh include The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery in their plan

  • 93.27% of people start their The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

91.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery

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The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh Reviews

  • Very very good place. A historical place. You will learn many things like history of Chandigarh. Please take your children here. Entry ticket is very economical...

  • A time well spent. Economical. If you are new to the city start from this point to feel the story and spirit of Chandigarh

  • We all need to know our history and culture for a better future. This place provides a deep insights to the past and rich culture of India. Worth a visit.

  • I loved it here. Not many people go here when they visit Chandigarh. The staff was very helpful . They were happy to answer any of my questions. The museum is well maintained and the manager must be good.

  • The building is a museum and art gallery having significant collection of Gandhara sculptures, Pahari miniature painting and contemporary Indian art. The museum library is a rich repository of books on subjects of art, architecture and history of art. The building is divided into three levels comprising the Deputy Curator’s office, museum shop, reception, textile section, child art gallery, exhibition hall, reserve collection stores, conservation laboratory and beautiful auditorium. Please click like button below if you find this helpful.

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