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National Art Gallery

Panthian Road | Egmore, Chennai (Madras), India
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Tenth century paintings, religious statues and relics occupy one building while the other contains mostly modern works.
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“artful” (9 reviews)
“paintings” (3 reviews)
Panthian Road | Egmore, Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reached there by an ola cab the driver was very interactive when i told him my drop in spot he asked me there is nothing much to see over there. But i didn't lose my hope i took a pass and actually I was...More

Thank Amjith S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It is within Government Museum, separate building. Huge collection of paintings, Art work, Sculptures. It is a must see place in Chennai.

Thank PSChanda
Reviewed 14 March 2017

In a very large city with not so many cultural and art interests the National Art Gallery is a wonderful surprise (even if many of the collections a were closed). Bronze sculpture gallery is fantastic!

Thank NunoVitorino
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Very good collection of paintings and sculptures. If you are interested in art, this is a must visit for you in Chennai.

1  Thank Ramkumar R
Reviewed 29 February 2016

One of the oldest in India, the building itself is absolutely beautiful. It has works from mughal era, Ravi Varma, etc.

Thank Shyamis
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I have rarely ever seen such a neglected and impoverished museum. Its exhibits need decent lighting and display. But for the dedicated who love art, there is plenty to be seen from Deccan to contemporary Indian paintings and wonderful bronzes from all epochs.

Thank ScoopTraveler
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I would recommend this place only for real art and craft lovers who appreciate art. There are quite a few items on display like ancient books, manuscripts, stone carvings etc to name a few. This place is badly in need of repairs and maintenance *...More

Thank kevinjohn1991
Reviewed 28 June 2015

A must go place for any one who appreciates art and craft and wants to dig into history. Loved my tour to Chennai :D

Thank chinmayee_sahu4
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Tourists are encouraged to visit this place that has several buildings housing inportant items like books, manuscripts, bronzes, stone carvings, coins, paintings etc. There are some fantastic items to view in you are interested in the past History. The many beautiful buildings looks like the...More

Thank fjp4564
Reviewed 28 March 2015

The museum complex has exhibits scattered theough several old Raj era buildings. The surrounding grounds are run down, with dry fountains, broken fencing, a few pie dogs, etc., but I like that kind of atmosphere. I only went in the Chola bronze museum and the...More

2  Thank John S
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24 July 2015|
Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
I took a rikshaw there from my hotel. You buy a ticket inside the entry gate to the left. They will allow taxi drop-offs inside the gate, but I think parking is reserved for employees.