Fort Museum

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  • 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: 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. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Fort Museum

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

How to Reach Fort Museum

  • 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
  • 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


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

Fort Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • Wanna see firt flag hoisted after independence. Come here. Wanna see beautiful paintings of people you don't know that much. Come here. Wanna see the weapons used in historic time. Come here. Ticket cost is cheap. Good place to spend time.

  • Good place. Worth a visit if you are a history buff. Like other places in Chennai, be mindful of the heat if visiting in summers.

  • I have been to this museum several times throughout my life and it has become progressively worse! The museum has some nice collection, but very badly preserved and poorly managed! If this is the level of perseverance and effort of the department responsible, I feel sorely for those under their care! Heights of incompetence!

  • Nice place to explore about the history of fort and weapons used during the british regime. The paintings dated are very old. But the museum should be properly maintained as more visitors flock in everyday

  • A Great place of historic importance for Tamilnadu. It's highly secured and restricted area. Pray that capable and honest people make it inside and rule Tamilnadu with foresight, planning and truthfulness to look after the welfare of state subjects.

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