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Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery: Tours & Tickets

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The former palace is a massive neglected compound with towers and courtyards. The Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of bronze and stone statues.
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Art Gallery, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is in so much bad condition that you wonder why you even call it a museum. It's a junkyard with some good artifacts in library.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank atpugnitin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity of visiting both the Thanjavur big temple, the Royal palace and Art gallery on the same day. We had an amazing experience at the museum mostly because we were accompanied by our Tour guide. We were given explanations of the various...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nyx007
Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

This place is now serves as a museum and has a huge collection however is very poorly maintained , the walls are falling off , plasters are coming out and ticket guys are lazy

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank UdtaSant
Reviewed 22 July 2019

A good place to spend a better part of the afternoon, this place is a treasure trove of objects from the royal Maratha dynasty. Collections range from coins, weapons dresses, paintings to books and manuscripts. The museum shop is well stocked with many items wirth...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank labal
Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

Thanjavoor royal palace and art gallery, a beautiful place to visit and enjoy few hours, we all like the atmosphere

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank vmsatheesh22
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

It is now a museum and arts gallery with rare books and manuscripts on arts, maps, medicine, travel abroad etc. Artefacts include weapons, antique items used by Royalty etc. Excellent display. Photography not allowed inside.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank DrValliappan
Reviewed 20 April 2019

Needed to imagine what this might have looked like at its prime. Unfortunately the palace is very poorly looked after, falling in disrepair, dirty, sadly a poor representation. Apparently there is no funding available to improve and retain the beauty of the palace. Art gallery/museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank patsychom
Reviewed 30 March 2019

From this we know how our ancesters lived..we can enjoy the art done by the olden age peoples....we can also learn religious content

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nandhini S
Reviewed 29 March 2019

We stopped of to see the palace off the back of some 'must see' recommendations but, frankly, we'd have happily driven by after our own experience of the place. There is a selection of things to do in the palace complex but all require a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank scud56
Reviewed 16 March 2019

Terribly sad to see such treasures so neglected. Really terrible. Especially the library. If they need some money for maintenance, they would only have to sell one Chola bronze and raise millions instantly. Actually, millions are not needed. Just open eyes, see the neglect, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Hours: 9 am -1 pm; 3 pm - 6 pm
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