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Government Museum, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

     Government Museum, Chennai is a multi-purpose State Government Museum located in Egmore, which is the heart of the city, spreading to an area of 16.25 acres of land. Six independent buildings in this Museum campus has 46 galleries.

Galleries of the Museum
1. Main Building (New Extension Building) Galleries
A. Archaeology Section
1) South Indian Sculptures Gallery
2) North Indian Sculptures Gallery
3) Indus Valley Civilisation Gallery
4) Memorial Stones and Hero Stones Gallery
5) Hindu Sculptures Gallery
6) Amaravati Sculptures Gallery
7) Jain Sculptures Gallery

B. Zoology Section
1) General Zoology Gallery
2) Flight in Animals Gallery
3) Foreign Animals Gallery
4) Reptile Gallery
5) Bird Gallery
6) Mammal Gallery
7) Coral Gallery
8) Invertebrate Gallery
9) Fish Gallery

C. Botany Section
1) Systematic Botany Gallery
2) Economic Botany Gallery

D. Geology Section
1) General Geology Gallery
2) Economic Geology Gallery

E. Numismatics Section
1) Philately Gallery
2. Front Building
A. Anthropology Section
1) Arms Gallery
2) Pre-History Gallery
3) Ethnology Gallery
4) Musical Instruments Gallery
5) Folk Art Gallery
6) Physical Anthropology Gallery
7) Puppets Gallery

B. Archaeology Section
1) Industrial Art Gallery
2) Wood Carvings Gallery

3. Bronze Gallery
A. Archaeology Section
1) Bronze Gallery (Ground Floor)
2) Bronze Gallery (Mezzanine Floor)
3) Hindu Bronzes Gallery (Second Floor)

B. Numismatics Section
1) Numismatics Gallery

C. Chemical Conservation Section
1) Chemical Conservation Gallery.

4. Children's Museum
1) Dolls Gallery
2) Civilisation Gallery
3) Science Gallery
4) Transportation Gallery
5) Technology Gallery
6) Kids Corner

5. National Art Gallery
1) Tanjore Painting Gallery
2) Decorative Art Gallery
3) Indian Traditional Art Gallery
4) Ravi Varma Painting Gallery

6. Contemporary Art Gallery
1) Exposition on the progress of Industries and Handicrafts of Tamil Nadu (Ground Floor)
2) Raja Ravi Varma Gallery (Fibre Optic Gallery) (First Floor)
3) British Portraits Gallery (First Floor)
4) Modern Art Gallery (First Floor)
5) The Rock and Cave Art Gallery (Second Floor)
6) The Hollographic Gallery (Second Floor)

Location : Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai - 600 008.

Accessibility : 1/2 KM from the Egmore Railway Station. 2 KM from the Central Railway Station. 20 KM from Meenambakkam Air Port.

Phone : +91-44-28193238 (General) +91-44-28193778 (Director of Museums)
Fax : +91-44-28193035
Email :
Working Hours : 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Guide Service is available at: 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

Holidays : Fridays and National Holidays viz. Republic Day (26th January), Independence Day (15th August) and Gandhi Jayanthi (2nd October)

Entrance Fee : Rs. 15/- for adults (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 10/- for children below 12 years (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 5/- for bonafide students and teachers in groups with prior permission (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 250/- or US $ 5 for adult (Non-Indian Nationals)
Rs. 125/- or US $ 2.50 for children (Non-Indian Nationals)
Rs. 75/- or US $ 1.50 for bonafide students and teachers in groups with prior Permission (Non-Indian Nationals)

Camera Fee : Rs. 200/- per camera.
Video Camera : Rs. 500/- per video camera

1. Colour Picture Post Cards - Butterflies - Rs. 30.00 (10 Cards)
2. Colour Picture Post Cards - Bronzes - Rs. 50.00 (10 Cards)
3. Colour Picture Post Cards - Paintings - Rs. 30.00 (10 Cards)

Centenary Exhibition Hall : Rs. 750/- per day for each hall of the Centenary Exhibition Hall with a caution deposit of Rs. 500/-

Publications Counter: Publications of the department are available in the Sales Counter on all working days of the museum galleries. Bulk purchase may be made with discount by correspondence.

Tickets are issued at the Main Entrance and at the Contemporary Art Gallery from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Commercial film/video shooting is not permitted.

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