Fort Museum, Chennai

3.4
#3 of 25 in Museums in Chennai
Find out about the history of the British Raj through the antiquities exhibited in Fort Museum. The Fort St. George Museum was opened in 1948, and since then has acquired numerous items on display with 3661 registered antiquities and 602 of them displayed in ten galleries. See the statue of Lord Cornwallis greeting visitors at the entrance of the galleries showing European and native weapons used near the fort, the uniforms and medals of the British Government, and various porcelains used as tableware by the East India Company. Taking photographs is prohibited. The museum is closed on Fridays. A visit to Fort Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chennai trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This place is located in the Fort St. George which is the office of the Tamil Nadu govt. There are a lot of excellent paintings connected to the British times which is worth seeing. The place could ha...  more »
  • This is one of the most sort after place of the city as it's speaks history of the city and it's people.this is a must see place.  more »
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  • Good museum. Went there with my uncle in 2006. Has old British era vintage canons, rifles, swords, knives of all kinds, bows and arrows, shields, coins, locks, plates, furniture, maps, writings and soldiers and officers uniforms. I liked the uniforms which were draped on with their weapons in the display. I loved the paintings there. Captured a lost era in them. I paid a fee to take video of everything inside. Fort museum indeed.
  • Excellent place. You can feel the history.
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