Government MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Beside Government Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008, India
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4428193778
- Ticket Price: 15 INR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Government Museum - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Government Museum
46.54% of people who visit Chennai include Government Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
46.83% of people start their Government Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Government Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Government Museum
Government Museum Trips
Government Museum, Chennai Reviews
Nice museum showcasing lots of old artifacts of Indian History. Good collection of botanical and zoological informative exhibition with old specimens, big skeletal structure of whale and elephant. Theres also a small food place for Ice cream and flavoured milk inside the campus. Good for people who love history, art and science. Can easily spend more than half a day here.
One of the best museum seen in India, definitely a must visit attraction of the metropolitan. Loved the categorization of specimens. They have seperate building total 5 in no. covering all can take about 3-4 hrs approx as there's dolls for kids,anthropological & taxonomy for enthusiasts & other such amazing things to offer. Campus is well maintained, fee is not at all apt to what is being offered, has audio guides available too.
It's nice to visit with the family and children. It's better if we go in the morning and can spend time till evening, so that we can see all the things inside. If older persons visit there, they might feel little difficulty in walking at stairs. Overall it's good
To be frank, I am not sure if this museum can be called Museum. It should be maintain way more even though it belongs to the Government. What made me shocked was a cleaning lady was having lunch using an old artifact as a table. It must have been more then centuries old. What you experience is scattered rocky ruins and boiling rooms. Moving on to animal section where stuffed animals are displayed, it kept so long that all items are bleached and eerie. Hope no parents bring their children. I am sorry to be sarcastic but this was what I faced.
Old architecture that is maintained the typical government way. Could do a lot better. Museum theatre has been preserved with its classic charm. But certainly lost its originality.