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About Government Museum

The Government Museum, also known as the Madras Museum is situated on Pantheon Road in Egmore area of Chennai. Established in 1851, it is in fact the second oldest museum in India (the oldest one being the Indian Museum in Kolkata) and is built in Indo-Saracenic style. The museum complex comprises six buildings and 46 galleries sprawled over 16.25 acres of land. The museum has diverse displays including archaeology, numismatics, zoology, geology, natural history, palm-leaf manuscripts, sculptures and Amravati paintings. The Museum is well known for its rich archaeological and numismatic collections. It houses the largest collection of Roman antiquities, outside of Europe. Some other prominent features of the museum are its colossal Museum Theatre and its display of rare works of artists like Raja Ravi Varma. There is also a Children’s Museum within the premises as well as the National Art Gallery.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult : INR 15 Child(below 12 years of age) : INR 10 Bonafide students and teachers in groups: INR 5 Foriegn Tourist Adults : INR 250 Child : INR 125 Bonafide students and teachers in groups : INR 75 Camera Photo : INR 200 Video : INR 500
  • Closed On Fridays National Holidays
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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