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Government Museum

Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2819 3778
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This majestic complex comprises six buildings and nearly fifty galleries; the impressive works cross every era and branch of science and art, from zoology and anthropology to puppetry, painting and fibre optic sculpture.
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  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't expect my kids to enjoy a lot until I reached there. There are a lot of things that kids from various ages would enjoy and also learn. This is a good place to spend a 2-3 hours if haven't taken your kids here...More

Thank FredrickTerrance
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worst place to visit. The place is in dilapidated state. No mapping and no staff available. Total mismanagement.

Thank Mohammed S
Reviewed 1 week ago

has all ancient things available, secured products, peaceful place in chennai with good atmosphere and environment

Thank Praveen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite notable museum, but the pricing scheme charging foreigners almost 1,600% more (250 Rupees) than locals (15 Rupees) is horrible. One can charge 10% more -- or even as much as 20% more -- but over 1,600% more is unconscionable - and really demands that...More

2  Thank Carlos Scott L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is the oldest museum in Chennai and second in India.It is located in Egmore.It preserves all the materials used by our great rulers. It gives a great knowledge of our Indian culture.

Thank Ghiri T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are seven different buildings which all are not usually open at the same time. Summa buildings have better displays than the others. The bronze showcase is the best kept and displayed of all of them.

Thank Ambati K
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

First off, what is a gem to one person isn't always to another. This is just my personal opinion. At the time of my review admission is Rs.15 for Indians and Rs.250 for foreigners. Discounts for children. A very fair deal for locals but I...More

1  Thank aaroncolorado
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A nice place to visit with family to get so much of knowledge in history. There are so much of articles and also quite big. Worth a visit for a ticket of Rs.15/-.

Thank arunkk1
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Tips: Spend most of the time in building 1. Bring water(lots of it) as there is no place to buy water inside museum. Be prepared for heat (most of the halls does not have air conditioning and it gets hot). In case you have limited...More

2  Thank abhinav4192
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Not a very well maintained but it is a huge museum. Especially very good for children. It remains open til 5.00PM even on Sundays. Entry fee is just 15 rupees. But there is no AC inside the museum, so water bottles are must. There are...More

1  Thank kgt7
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