Fort MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Fort St George, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +9144-25671127
- Ticket Price: 15 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Fort Museum - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort Museum
0.62% of people who visit Chennai include Fort Museum in their plan
94.59% of people start their Fort Museum visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Museum
51.35% of people prefer walking in order to reach Fort Museum
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Fort Museum, Chennai Reviews
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.
The place is a good memory of the past and also shows the legacy of Madras forces which sided British most of the time. However, be prepared to face lots of security checks as the place is part of Chennai political houses, including chief minister's office. Expect huge crowds, restricted roads and sudden canvoys that block the roads. The church near the fort is also pretty good, but small. You can walk to the beach across the road from the fort
Great collections with some excellent portraits. The classification and arrangement are methodical and appreciable. The portrait room, in particular, is magnificent. While the museum appears to be receiving a lot of attention, there are no guides and the staff seem indifferent at the most. So much of what we see could be better appreciated if someone who knew his stuff could tell us about them. The security is appreciably stringent but some part of the importance given to security could be given to history too! Visitors must note that there are strict rules against photography inside the museum. There's a bus stand outside making the museum easily accessible and there is also a canteen inside the premises ( I heard a guard say so, when I went there) The trip would be more wholesome if you brushed up on Madras history and general British India history a little before visiting. And while there, note down interesting names and events to read up later! The place is a positive treasure trove!
I had a guest from abroad, so I took him to this place which is one of few places to visit in Chennai town. I paid 15 rupees as I am Pan card holder yet others paid 200 rupees which are too with huge different price. It was second story building and inside was muggy anf boiling. I even feel bad about pictures on the wall which must be historical because it won't go long in this climate. Someday pictures should be taken down to fix it. It was just ok with 15 rupees but If I have to pay w00 for that display, I wouldn't go. I wish the government took care of the place more.
The fort is relatively small and well preserved. It’s not the typical forts that you can find in India but more of an European styled building with cannons. There are some nice collections of arms, uniforms and other items from the early British period in India. I particularly enjoyed reading the notes and descriptions behind the items. There are some beautiful life sized portraits hanging on the walls of various lords, generals and other important figures. I enjoyed that section. I think this is a must for history buffs and if you’re from SAARC countries then you get discount on entry ticket prices.