Government Museum, Chennai | chennai tourist places list

Government Museum, Chennai  | chennai tourist places list

The Government Museum of Chennai is one of the most popular sightseeing pots in the city. Though initially it was set up in an edifice on the College Road, Nungambakkam, in 1851, later on, in 1854, it was shifted to the present locale in Egmore. Today, it proudly stands as the second oldest museum-after the Indian Museum of Kolkata which was set up in 1814-and is also one of the leading museums in South Asia.




Government Museum Chennai

 

Location: Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai
Main Attraction: Artefacts and Historical Relics

 





government museum chennai tourist place

 

The items displayed in the museum include a huge array of artefacts, palm-leaf manuscripts and other objects that have been segmented into various sections including geology, archaeology, zoology, anthropology, numismatics, botany and sculpture. It has four main galleries including the Hindu Sculpture Gallery, Bronze Gallery, Amravathi Gallery and the National Art Gallery.

 

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