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Fort Museum, Chennai - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009

Phone: +9144-25671127

Ticket Price: 15 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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. 

Fort Museum Ticket Prices

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

How To reach Fort Museum by Public Transport

  • Secretariat bus station
  • Reserve Bank Of India bus station

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  • Simply astounding. What can I say about the earliest building built by the English in India?? A must-visit site in Chennai.

  • Amazing place.Unfortunately since it is in Secretariat campus most locals might not be aware.. Tourist guides bring foreigners frequently..Better to go with some prior reading on History of Chennai

  • The museum is a small part of the fort, which remains an army barracks to this day. This may be why they get pissy when you take photos...but its a museum! The no photography signs are strategically placed to be easy missed on the way in - either side of the door. Inside are rooms on the ground and first floor that depict the military and social side of local Brit history and upstairs are some large portraits and historic coins. There is a model of the fort that shows just how large it is. Overall, worth 200 rupees (for foreigners), paid in the museum and be prepared to sign-in at the police checkpoint located nearby by the side of the beach road. Don't expect a gift shop or cafe - there isn't any.

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  • Nice place to know about history of British rule in india particularly Chennai, old day coins, armor, mortar, porcelain, clothes,flags et al..

  • Nice museum although much smaller than expected. Photography is not allowed, which was also a little disappointing.

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