Government Museum, Chennai

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

Address: Beside Government Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008

Phone: +91-4428193778

Ticket Price: 15 INR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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.

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 Ticket Prices

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

How To reach 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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  • This is a well maintained state government museum in Tamil Nadu. This is good for those having real interest in archeology and culture studies. It useful for school and college students. Museum is having good ambiance. Have ample parking space nearby.

  • This museum was started in 1851 with 1100 geological specimens. Later all other sections such as anthropology, zoology, botany, arts, children's museum, chemical conservation, education, design and display were included. It then became a multi purpose museum. Beginning as a museum as a practical geology, it's scope was later expanded to all geological allied fields.

  • Absolute bliss for people interested in biology. Mammals, reptiles, birds, aquatic creatures from shrimp to whale, they have everything. Some in preserved state, some as model and some as real skeletons. The giant skeleton of whale, horse, sword fish, and other exotic creatures are mind blowing

  • If there's one outstanding gallery in this museum, it's the Bronze Gallery. That alone makes it well worth the visit. There are beautiful stained glass windows in the building and lovely ceilings, plus some interesting cannons on the grounds.

  • Highly recommended to visit this place if you are a history lover. The museum is vast and nearly maintained. Hats off to the government. They have variety of artifacts and objects covering diverse fields including archeology, numismatics, zoology, natural history, sculptures, palm-leaf manuscripts and Amravati paintings. Must visit if you are Chennai.

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