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Government Museum, Chennai

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India’s second oldest museum, Government Museum showcases some of the most impressive historical artifacts in the world, displayed in 46 galleries on nearly 16,2 ac (6,5 ha) of land. See the collection of antique Roman artifacts which is said to be the largest outside Europe that testify of the immense Roman influence in the world. Other than that, there are also numerous other displays, separated by types, so you can choose which ones you’d like to see first--archaeology, sculptures, ancient paintings, old manuscripts, and many others. Plan a trip to Chennai easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • This place is absolutely HUGE! Several sprawling buildings house the excellent displays on all subjects from history, plant, animal, culture, everything! Some of the displays are in serious need to... 
    This place is absolutely HUGE! Several sprawling buildings house the excellent displays on all subjects from history, plant, animal, culture, everything! Some of the displays are in serious need to...  more »
  • The museum is an fantastic gothic building and stands out. The collection is quite fascinating. I spent the most time in Bronze statues. Don't miss the sections of bronze from Chola period. Quite a... 
    The museum is an fantastic gothic building and stands out. The collection is quite fascinating. I spent the most time in Bronze statues. Don't miss the sections of bronze from Chola period. Quite a...  more »
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  • Museum is in large area and can take half of the day if gone through each area leisurely although when I went some part of the museum was closed for renovation so couldn't got chance to explore. Ticket price is 15/- per person. Parking place is not having any fine which is one of the good point. It's a must visit place once you are in chennai especially for kids as they will get so much information about southern dynasty and their history. There are archeological artifact's and sculpture of different southern ruler period. Well adults also find it intresting as place and associated videos Convey detail about respective area. Geological section is quite a intresting place and one can see different species of animals and birds in it. Astonishing fact about this museum is most of the animals and birds displayed here are real one those are preserved and placed.As I have confirmed this with one of the staff and even once you visit can feel same while observing these animals and birds. Elephant and whale huge skeleton bones amaze us as how small we are in size. Upstairs there is sea creature section with all wide varieties of aquatic animals and corals details. Also don't miss to see robotic dinosaur which they play time to time might be hourly for 5 mins which was really good. Also one thing which I noticed in this place is they have automatic chairs for physically challenged and elder people to avoid stairs which is something unique thing I have seen in museum. Outside garden is also get used for exhibition so one can go there if interested.
  • Big place with a lot of collections. Will keep you occupied for a day easily. Neatly maintained. Staff were very cordial. Fee is only Rs.15. Such a huge place in the heart of city. Absolutely great and worth visiting :)

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