Fort Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, India
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +9144-25671127
  • Ticket Price: 15 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

Also referred to as White Town historically, the Fort Museum is a Chennai attraction built in the year 1644. Owing to this fort’s construction, there was a steady rise in trading activities further settlements, given the being of this once-inhabited land. Today the property is home to not just the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly but also other official buildings.

The museum is one of the very few surviving buildings today, owing to a very a good maintenance. Ten galleries accommodate various antiquities that are the main draw of this place. All in all, the Fort Museum accommodates several important items of crucial significance in Chennai’s history. From war weapons, to porcelains used by the British, a Miscellany Gallery, Prints and Document Gallery, Indo-French Gallery and a coin Gallery among more; is what you can look forward to here. 

  • Given prices are for Indian adults.
  • Foreigner adults: INR 200
  • Children up to 15 years free.

  • Secretariat bus station
  • Reserve Bank Of India bus station

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  • Fort Museum Address: Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, India
  • Fort Museum Contact Number: +9144-25671127
  • Fort Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Fort Museum Price: 15 INR
  • Best time to visit Fort Museum(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fort Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 0.2% of people who visit Chennai include Fort Museum in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Fort Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Museum

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50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Museum

People normally club together St Mary's Church and Chennai Citi Center while planning their visit to Fort Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • This fort stood as an example and showed the importance of having a fort and strong hold in British era. Only Madras stood tall with less force and defended while other regions used to lose so many soldiers. First flag has been hoisted in south India on this fort after independence. It also accommodates one of the oldest Church and stand tall for its unique architecture.

  • Fort St George (or historically, White Town) is the first English (later British) fortress in India, founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai. The construction of the fort provided the impetus for further settlements and trading activity, in what was originally an uninhabited land.Thus, it is a feasible contention to say that the city evolved around the fortress. The fort currently houses the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly and other official buildings.

  • This fort stood as an example and showed the importance of having a fort and strong hold in British era. Only Madras stood tall with less force and defended while other regions used to lose so many soldiers. First flag has been hoisted in south India on this fort after independence. It also accommodates one of the oldest Church and stand tall for its unique architecture.

  • It is a must visit near Marina beach with a lot of artifacts and paintings. The paintings are a real highlight. The best artifact was a grave from 1700 b.c. (I am not very sure; but somewhere from that era). It also has a lot of old time weapons in display. Overall good, I just cut one star because I feel for the weather of Chennai, they should have AC inside.

  • With so much history happening around the space and campus, it's one's duty to visit and cherish our past and relook at how we we're and compare to how we are right now. The change and the development has drastically lead to something great (hopefully). One must pay the tribute by visiting it and enjoying the shift in time and of one hasn't seen, it's a must go place. Recommend visit with a guide or a book of guide.

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