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About Government Museum and Art Gallery

Located in the heart of Chandigarh, the Government Museum and Art Gallery is famous for its Gandhara sculptures, Pahari paintings, decorative arts and a range of artefacts that owe its existence to the partition of the country. As you enter the museum, some contemporary sculptures welcome you in the courtyard. Having four wings, including the largest Art Gallery in the city, it also comprises Natural History Museum, Chandigarh Architecture Museum and National Gallery of Portraits. At the Art Gallery, you see numerous larger than life paintings and sculptures on themes such as tradition, religion, and culture. Numerous miniature paintings, decorative arts, and pottery lure you at this attraction too. The Chandigarh Architecture Museum documents the development of the city beautiful from the inception to its present stage. Evolution of Man, Dinosaurs, Cyclorama of Evolution of Life and more can be seen at the Natural History Museum.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Closed On Mondays and gazetted holidays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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