Anthropological Museum, Port Blair

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Learn about the cultural history of Andaman and Nicobar with a visit to Anthropological Museum. The museum, established in 1975, boasts an extensive and educational display on the islands' indigenous tribes. Immerse yourself in the heritage of these ancient peoples--which still reside on the two islands--and admire the numerous artifacts and relics on exhibit. You'll see, among other things, weapons, clothing, an ancient Jarawa chest guard, and a skull discovered in a Sentinelese shack. Make Anthropological Museum a centerpiece of your Port Blair vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Port Blair vacation planner .
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  • The museum is informative and educative, it show cases life style of various tribes in Andaman slands  more »
  • It shows the way and lives of tribal people and their living style. Andaman tribes are different from Nicobar tribes. The tools, the huts ,the clothing all things are vividly demonstrated. There is no...  more »
  • Visiting this place, one can understand the lifestyle of locals including their costumes, huts and many more things about their life.  more »
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  • Good place to know the living details of original residents. Whoever is visiting port Blair should go there first to know about history of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Kids should be visiting to enhance knowledge about indeginious people.
  • Good museum in a calm and quiet atmosphere with neat and clean environment. The museum is a lovely place where the lives and the living systems of different tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and some other tribes of the world have well been presented by pictures or galleries. Their daily usages of weapons, cooking utensils and kitchen items, their ornaments, musical instruments, huts, food habits etc have been depicted and presented very well. Spending an hour here will fulfill all and after leaving the place everyone will get some better knowledge about the lifestyle of the tribes of Andaman. At the same time a good feeling and satisfaction will also prevail in the mind. A must place to visit while on tour to Andaman.
  • The musium is located in the heart of the city of Port Blair. It is very much informative place having good quality pictures and objects which narrate the livelihood and culture of different tribal folks of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Photography is not allowed inside. All kinds of things including utensils, weapons, clothing, hut, boats used by the tribal folks are presented here. There is a shop inside the building where people can get many souvenir, books, gift items etc.
  • Most people simply visit Andaman for the beaches. But for people who want to know more about the island's history and its historical tribes, the Anthropological museum is a must visit place. A 1 hour stop is more than sufficient to see the museum and understand the various tribes and how Andaman people has a varied cultural imprints from various states and a fee countries.
  • This museum is very much informative in order to understand different tribes existing in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well as to understand their living patterns and habitats... They also provide information about several tribes over the World... Thanks!
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