Pondicherry Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: St Louis St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 910-4132223950
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, History Museums, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site

Puducherry museum may be tiny but it is a must visit while here. What the museum lacks in size it makes up for in creativity. The miniscule place is a huge source of information. If you want to know more about the history of this pretty French there is no better way than to pay a small visit to this place.

Several artefacts found in excavations in and around Pondicherry have been put up. Their origins have been speculated and interesting theories about the reason behind making those artefacts have been put up. So not only will you get a brief history lesson, you will also be able to use your imagination to learn more about each thing.

The place is a must visit with kids as it is brief enough for their attention spans and interesting enough to help them learn something new. It is a great option for a rainy day too.

  • Foreign nationals will have to pay different rates for tickets.

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  • Pondicherry Museum Address: St Louis St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India
  • Pondicherry Museum Contact Number: 910-4132223950
  • Pondicherry Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Pondicherry Museum Price: 10 INR
  • Best time to visit Pondicherry Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:55 pm
  • Time required to visit Pondicherry Museum: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 26.19% of people who visit Puducherry include Pondicherry Museum in their plan

  • 92.98% of people start their Pondicherry Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Pondicherry Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pondicherry Museum

People normally club together Padaleeswarar Temple and Pondicherry Botanical Garden while planning their visit to Pondicherry Museum.

People also prefer to start their day with Pondicherry Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Awesome ! Well presented and well maintained. The technology available in those days to create the items on display is worth seeing. The period furniture is must see for people who appreciate finer things. I wish the ivory box was placed nearer for people to see the intricate work. Very high quality brass statues on display. Time extremely well spent.

  • The good thing about this place is you can’t use your phone or camera to take pics or videos. You can actually enjoy the museum peacefully. Loved the paintings and the french furniture. It costs only 10 Rs. for Indians and Rs. 50 for foreigners (not quite sure) . It’s an old museum with many things to see.

  • This Museum is one of the best I've been in. It has so much stuff that you'll go crazy. Even someone who dislikes museums will love it. The museum has painting gallery, transport section , weapons section, geology and rocks section. It even has a history map. 5/5.

  • Indifferently curated but has some fascinating pieces from 1st century BC and, perhaps, earlier. Many, many repetitive bronzes. Large pile of trash in the back courtyard. French period items well done but, again, sparsely curated. No Photos, so study is hindered. In good condition but needs an upgrade and modern photo policy for a higher rating.

  • My favourite section was the old French furniture and the section with the olden means of transport. The rest were pretty standard like the coins and arsenal. You might like it if you take interest in it.

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