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Address: Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
Phone Number: +91 44 2819 3778
09:30 - 17:00
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This majestic complex comprises six buildings and nearly fifty galleries;...

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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Old museum - and looks it in places

The bronzes section is very nice - The Statues are also good, but poorly litand badly displayed. The natural History Section has some tatty stuffed animals - and the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bronzes section is very nice - The Statues are also good, but poorly litand badly displayed. The natural History Section has some tatty stuffed animals - and the Ethnography bit is half closed Not really worth the 250 INR charged to a tourist

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It's a huge museum comprising of 5 buildings located in heart of the chennai city. It's part of itinerary of every city trip. You can easily spend full day in this museum, however if you are in hurry and do not have young children you can skip building 4 and 5 completely along with the geology section in building 1.... More 

Thank Gunjan V
Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This museum has lot of collection from sculptures, art to science, history and covers more things than you imagine. Overall a good place to visit if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful day in Chennai.

Thank Ramkumar R
Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Government museum also famous as Egmore or Madras Museum.It is founded in 1851 and is touted to be India's second oldest museum.The museum comprises of six buildings with 46 galleries,some of them are believed to be more than 100 years old.The museums also houses of some amazing and antics artifacts.and paintings.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

As such, the exhibition is old, outdated and not that interesting. But if you see the museum as a museum of a museum, it becomes interesting. It shows how in a long gone era we used to present science and archaeology to people. So as such, it is worth the entry fee (of 300 INR, I think).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Chennai's oldest museum, also known as "Madras Museum", is another must see while touring this beautiful city. Its campus comprises six buildings and 46 galleries with superb archaeological and numismatics collections. If you don't have much time, go straight to "Building 3" and stroll along its stunning "Bronze Collection" - rare South India bronzes from the 7th century to modern... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Situated in beautiful architecture building and very old museum of India. Lot of old collections and exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is like the best museum ever. Set in some of the most beautiful buildings ever built, you'll alternatingly find fantastic collection and weird pseudo-museum stuff. Which is why it's so fun. It has some shockingly ill-taxidermized animals, a cobbled geology section, a truly scientific collection of amphibians, a beautiful armory, great miniature temple models, and a terrific bronze selection... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

One of the monument structure in the capital.The lot of old collections of olden era is exibited. The skeleton of mamooth whale and elephants are placed.Rare collections of our rulers swards, dress,coins & ornaments are exibited. The school student should visit here in his school life.

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Belgaum, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must for people who have interest in zoology. The zoology section is really big and one needs atleast half a day to see the zoology section alone. They have a wide variety of specimens in the marine life.

Thank Prasad S

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