Government Museum, Chennai

3.3
#2 of 25 in Museums in Chennai
India’s second oldest museum, Government Museum showcases some of the most impressive historical artifacts in the world, displayed in 46 galleries on nearly 16,2 ac (6,5 ha) of land. See the collection of antique Roman artifacts which is said to be the largest outside Europe that testify of the immense Roman influence in the world. Other than that, there are also numerous other displays, separated by types, so you can choose which ones you’d like to see first--archaeology, sculptures, ancient paintings, old manuscripts, and many others. To find out how to plan a trip to Chennai, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is very hard to give an overall rating, some aspects of the museum deserve a 5, others deserve a 1. There is a superb collection of stone carvings and a wonderful collection of bronzes, but the way...  more »
  • I had so looked forward to see the Government Museum in Chennai, which houses antiquities, a zoological section, etc. one can see that the buildings are pretty old, should not be surprised to hear the...  more »
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  • Huge space, nice artifacts... Informative... But it can be maintained better.... Proud to see the old artifacts and such huge trees and space in centre of city. Should be advertised and maintained more neatly. I enjoyed the calm environment. Need to come up with more innovative ideas to attract more visitors.
  • It's really nice and informative place. The officials are less active there and chatter around. But it will be nice if they put more effort to make it a wonderful place. People definitely need to visit places like this with their children.
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