Government Museum – Chennai

Government Museum, Egmore, Chennai

It is a museum of human history and culture located on the Pantheon road. It is the second oldest museum in India. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections. It also has Roman antiquities.

The colossal museum is one of the most impressive among them. The museum was built in Indo-Saracenic style. The museum complex consists of six buildings and around 50 galleries. The objects displayed in the museum covers a variety of artifacts concern about diverse fields including zoology, archeology, natural history, and sculptures.

It has works of artists like Raja Ravi Varma, palm leaf manuscripts and Amravati paintings. The museum for children in the complex has galleries of dolls adorned with costumes of various nations and civilizations. It also exhibits science, technology, and transportation. It has an impressive architecture in every division.

It also has a huge Whale skeleton hanging in mid-hall is the focal point. Few galleries are dedicated to the collection of stamps and coins from all over the world. It is a place to admire unseen things at cheap entry fees.

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