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Address: Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras), India
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+91 44 2819 3778
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Sat - Thu 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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Dull and boring place

I was very enthusiastic to learn about Chennai history and culture, however, museum was partially closed. many places were under renovation. Poor lighting, smells foul and no... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rucha121
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was very enthusiastic to learn about Chennai history and culture, however, museum was partially closed. many places were under renovation. Poor lighting, smells foul and no proper reference material. Needs proper maintenance and management.

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Russellville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing I looked forward to seeing in Chennai were the Chola bronzes and I was not disappointed. They are stunning. Compared them to many others seen on trip to all major sites in South India and they are the masterpieces.

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Wirral UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here really to look at the history and ancient sculptures and we were not disappointed. The museum also covers just about everything else - geology, botany, geography etc. Lots to interest those with a cultural interest or school children.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Egmore Museum is an amazing place of collections and history. The entrance is Rs.15 for adults and Rs.10 for children. Fridays are holidays. The museum is open from 9:30 to 4:30. The premises has 5 buildings - National Art gallery, Contemporary Art gallery, Childrens museum, Bronze gallery and main building. The main building is the heart of museum hosting -... More 

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Thank Karthik R
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is interesting as it gives off the feeling as if one is in another age. The Amaravati Buddhist stupa objects are one of the biggest collection from the stupa remaining.

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Thank sala890
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is purely for History buffs. If you are into learning about olden days, their art, their sculptures, then this museum is for you! Not only history... you find information about Geography, Weather, Precious stones and about all sorts of wild life. You can also have a look at the armoury which displays all sorts of weapons like daggers,... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

one of the few things to do while in chennai... the museum is not that attractive and i did not find it interesting,...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

With a tour group and spent 35 minutes in an interesting building with lots of bronze statues dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu Hindu gods. We then went into a building with stone work and finished with about 15 minutes in the anthropology building. About an hour does not do justice – you could easily spend a day in the various... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 

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