• Phone: +91-4428193778
  • Ticket Price: 15 INR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

    09:30 am - 05:00 pm

    Days: Friday


    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

    09:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids

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    Address: Beside Government Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008 Show on map
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About Government Museum, Chennai

Located in Chennai’s neighbourhood of Egmore, the Egmore museum or the Government Museum of Chennai boasts of an informative collection of items related to human history and culture. Instigated in the year 1851, this museum is considered to be one of the best things to do in Chennai with kids. The museum ranks second in the list of oldest museum in India, following the Indian Museum of Kolkata.

This is a brilliant place to visit for all those who have interest in archaeology and numismatic collections. The highlights of the museum include collections from the European countries with Roman antiques. Along with these, this Indo-Saracenic styled museum is also home to some artworks of Raja Ravi Varma.

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Government Museum Information

  • The art galleries and the bronze museum are the most beautiful attractions, be sure to visit them!
  • It’s a great place to take your kids, the Children’s Museum has the most footfall.
  • Not all the displays are open or active, try to schedule your trip accordingly.
  • Prepare yourself for a lot of walking!
  • Visit the book shop to see great English and Indian books and comics.

Government Museum Tickets Prices

  • Mentioned ticket prices are for Indian adults.
  • Foreigner adults: INR 250
  • Camera/Video Charges: Indian-INR 200; Foreigner-INR 500

How To Get To Government Museum by Public Transport

  • Maternity Hospital Bus Station
  • T.B. Hospital Bus Station

Restaurants Near Government Museum

  • Liu’s Waldorf (Chinese/ 700 INR for two)
  • Big Chicken (Chinese, North Indian, Mughlai/ 300 INR  for two)

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  • A must visit if you are interested in Art, culture, history and anthropology. Its a huge museum with multiple disciplines. The sculpture section was closed when I visited. :( It has got a huge collection of valuable artifacts ! Can spend an entire day. It would be very informative for the kids.

  • This us a nice place to spend more than half a day along with your family. You will come to know how primitive people used their utensils or weapons to guard themselves from animals. You can also learn how human being started life and how it developed civilization etc. Even you will come to know how they made their cultivation and constructed their houses. These are all anthropological studies. But for your Tea, Coffee, or Lunch you have to come out to nearby places or you can carry some munches.

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  • Nice collection. Good upkeep. Full day visit will allow justice to each building. A must visit once for all Chennai visitors.

  • buildings are old.has different sections in separate buildings.visit by eve,as it is closed after 5pm.requires 5hours to get a complete glimpse. If you are a fan of museums then spend a day. photography isn't allowed . but I managed to get some . guns and arms section is good.

  • There is a lot to see, but not very well maintained in all areas. They have a theater that has plays on occasion which are both local and foreign which are quite nice. They have some parking near the entrance. Expect to do some walking.

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